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Lofty living for less in East Boston

Porter 156, a 1912 bra factory converted into 216 loft condos in 2005, is leading the way in reshaping East Boston as the city’s new waterfront frontier. The vast floor spaces, high ceilings and oversized windows necessary for the manufacturing process now come in handy as light-filled, well-headroomed open plans conducive to creative space arrangement in an ambiance of industrial quirk and panoramic city views.
A shining example of this is Unit 442 at 156 Porter St., an 805-square-foot, 1-bath penthouse loft offered at a price well below the Boston Proper …

A sweet single-family deal in Allston

The ultimate American dream of single-family autonomy tends to evade the fiscal grasp of first-time homebuyers. However, in Allston is a sweet deal of a starter: 25 Ridgemont St., a 1,522-square-foot freestanding home for $479,000, which includes all the dreamweavers you can imagine: a front porch, lawn, back yard, 2-car garage, garden shed, fireplaced living room, eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and an attic with expansion potential.

The kitchen, though in need of an update, will get you off to a good start with its breakfast-table space, vinyl replacement double …

Affordable corner penthouse unit in the South End

Afraid of getting nickeled-and-dimed by your dream home? Check out this five-and-ten: Unit 5 at 10 Douglass Park in Boston’s chic South End, where a mere $379,000 will buy you a double-whammy of desirables in today’s city living: corner exposure and penthouse loftiness.
This 1,075-square-foot, 2-bed unit is far above dime-store level in other ways as well, boasting an open floor plan, an updated kitchen, lots of windows, hardwood floors, in-unit washer & dryer, generous closet storage, intercom system, one-car parking, and convenience to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, parks, universities and …

Carriage house condo in Roslindale

If the idea of living in a carriage house conjures up images of cold, dark, dirty, drafty, and reeking of horse-whatever, just step into the carriage-house condo at 10 Symmes St. in Roslindale for a true experience of hayloft luxury, to say the least.

For a mere $379,000, this 1,650-square-foot, 3-bed, 2.5-bath detached unit offers more than the average condo. Designed with imported woods and wainscoting, the unit boasts the sliding barn doors, copper roof cupola and weathervane of the archetypal New England barn. But it goes beyond barn basics to …

Penthouse palace in the Back Bay

In this handsome rowhouse block at 50 Saint Stephen St., between Boston’s Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, is a 1,500-square-foot, 2-bed penthouse unit that puts all household essentials and extras on one floor, from sunny spaces to city views to updated kitchen and baths to a bonus atrium sunroom. Offered at $950,000, Unit 9 saves you the hassle of going up and down stairs in another way as well: direct elevator access to your unit.

And when you get there, you’re greeted by an open, warm, sunny living room with gleaming …

Roxbury townhouse holds the fort in quality, value, affordability

Fort Hill, historic site of the Roxbury High Fort that the Continental Army erected under Henry Knox’s guiding hand in June 1775 to defend Boston against British siege, now has something else of fortitude to boast: 39 Hawthorne St., a 1,623-square-foot, 3-bed, 2-bath townhouse condominium with all the comforts of a single-family home for only $339,000.

The living room alone shows how well-built this townhouse is. Solid walls, sizable windows, hardwood floors and a classic fireplace combine to create a sense of security, serenity and sunshine.

Ditto for the dining room, where …

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