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Victorian luxury for less in Allston duplex condo

Ah, those grand old Victorian details and spaces … high ceilings … crown moldings … window casings … tall windows … bay windows … baseboards … hardwood floors … formal dining rooms … eat-in kitchens … tiled baths … gabled roofs … nooks and crannies … that are so far out of reach of most of us, pricewise.
Not so at Unit D at 68 Allston St. in Allston. This 1,720-square-foot, 3-bed, 2-bath duplex condo contains all of the above, letting you live in luxurious Back Bay style for only $349,000.

The …

Penthouse perfection in Ashmont Hill condo

In his book Built in Boston, Dorchester-born historian Douglass Shand-Tucci called the three-decker “a fascinating building type, too long overlooked and unsung.” Too beautiful to overlook with its Italianate brackets, columned two-level portico, crowning pediment and colorful paint scheme, the 1899 double three-decker at 18-20 Mellen St. in Dorchester’s historic Ashmont Hill will fascinate you further once you check out No. 20’s penthouse Unit 3 and sing praises for its incredible value.
For a mere $319,000, this 1,242-square-foot, 3-bed floor-through unit gives you all single-family home essentials on one floor. Open …

A magnificent mansion for a modest amount in Dorchester

How much is this home?
(a) $1 million
(b) $1.65 million
(c) $995,000
(d) $2.3 million
Answer: none of the above. This 1,896-square-foot, 3-bed, 1.5-bath Queen Anne Victorian home at 664 Adams St. in Dorchester’s historic Adams Village / Ashmont neighborhood can be yours — historical details, high-end finishes, high ceilings, hardwood floors and all — for only $409,000.
And the wraparound farmer’s porch with decorative balustrades is only the beginning.

The entry hall with the elegant turned-baluster staircase opens right up to a formal living room, intact with its original arched fireplace with carved mantel. This …

South Boston unit puts you near the beach, the park, the bay…

…and a whole lot more. For only $240,000, Unit 2 at 161 I St. in South Boston gives you more than just a well laid-out, expertly renovated 512-square-foot 1-bed condo with hardwood floors, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen and updated bath. You have access to neighborhood, waterfront and public transportation amenities well above the average for a unit in this price range.

The elegant bay window adds light, space and a touch of the Back Bay to the living-dining room. Two alcoves allow for installation of bookcases, an entertainment center, a workstation …

Back Bay corner unit at corner of culture, commerce, convenience

For a mere $409,000, the 731-square-foot, 1-bed, 1-bath corner unit 5-1 at 31 Massachusetts Ave. puts you in an important corner of culture, commerce and convenience in Boston’s Back Bay.
You have shopping, dining and entertainment down the street; Cambridge, MIT and Harvard across the river; and the light-filled luxury living of pricier properties up in your unit.

The comfort is readily apparent as you step into the entry foyer, which is so spacious it can double as a home office, brightened by the large window the unit’s corner location allows. …

Brighton unit 2nd to none in affordability, amenability, accessibility

Don’t be misled into thinking this building entrance’s classical details, fancy door and well-trimmed hedges mean it’ll cost you a fortune to live there. No, the buyer of Unit 2 at 38 Ransom Road will have the good fortune of 555 square feet of hardwood-floored living space with high ceilings, fully applianced kitchen, sizable bedroom and bath, and on-foot accessibility to shopping, public transit and a whole lot more, all for only $169,000.

For that price, you also get a humdinger of a living-dining room, ready for your occupancy and your …

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