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South End condo blends old-world charm with modern-world usefulness

“Our clients who are looking for brownstones are drawn to them because they want classic Boston charm,” said CondoDomain City Vice President Jessica Quirk in a 2008 Fox 25 News broadcast. “They love the original details, they want to walk right outside their door and be on a tree-lined street in the middle of Boston.”
The Victorian brick brownstone at 35 Worcester St. in Boston’s historic South End is no exception. A visit to its 678-square-foot, 1-bed Unit 3, now offered at $419,000, will show you not only how original …

Floor-through flow in South End condo

Sick of feeling boxed in by all those condos that force you “up against the wall” as far as exposure and expanse are concerned?
Well, Unit 2 at 187 W. Canton St. in Boston’s South End won’t rob you of the light and space you need for a full life on a full level of living.
For a mere $449,000, this 600-square-foot, 1-bed second-floor unit‘s bowfront-to-backend floor-through plan will assure you unusually generous and well-lit living and entertaining space for a first-time homebuyer’s digs.
Add to that the building’s historic Victorian brick architecture, …

A ship-shape condo at Charlestown Navy Yard

An 1899 shipbuilding facility at 42 8th St. in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard was handsomely renovated into 367 residential units in 1981 by Anderson Notter Finegold, Inc., who rechristened it Parris Landing. Master designer Philippe Starck added the finishing touches in 2006.

Now you can benefit from this architectural masterwork at a reasonable price in the condominium’s Unit 5213, offered at $475,000. Strategically located in Building 5, the 932-square-foot, 2-bed, 2-bath unit has southwestern exposure and an enviable view of the grassy courtyard.

The carpeted living-dining room takes advantage of the …

Studio splendor in South Boston Gothic landmark building

A colorful combination of contemporary open-plan living and historic Gothic architecture awaits your attention and approval in the old Monks Building at 366 West Broadway in South Boston.
Not the monastery that its name and churchlike design might lead you to think it is, this lancet-arched brick structure with high-pitched gables and turrets was built in 1873 from a High Victorian Gothic design by Alexander R. Estey for the Monks & Co. flour and grain dealership, and later housed the Mattapan Deposit & Trust Co.

Now for sale here for $469,000 is …

South End garden duplex is #1

If your condo search is turning up little more than flats, boxes or studios, consider Unit 1 at 77 Worcester St. in Boston’s historic South End. For $849,000, this 1,632-square-foot garden duplex will truly make you feel at home, on account of its single-family characteristics: first-floor living, a backyard patio, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and much more.

The stooped entrance of this mid-19th-century brick bowfront rowhouse leads directly to your living room. The bow window expands the space and light, the original carved Carrara marble fireplace is intact, and the wall …

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 …

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