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Bigelow Court — where condominium means community

When you move into Unit 103 at 142 Bigelow St. in Brighton, you won’t be moving into one of many little boxes in a big box with only a corridor and an elevator to connect you with your seldom-seen neighbors. You’ll become part of a community of interconnected but individualized units grouped around a communal courtyard that invites interaction with your Bigelow Court neighbors while preserving your privacy when you need it.

Offered at $383,000, this 1,180-square-foot, 2-bed unit certainly won’t box you in. Its open hardwood floor plan allows you …

Royal residence in the Back Bay

“Another important aspect of apartment design was that it should achieve parity with the single house in finish and detail as well as in privacy and spaciousness.”
— Douglass Shand-Tucci, Built in Boston
The Hotel Royal at 295-297 Beacon St., built in 1885 in Queen Anne style as Back Bay Beacon Street’s first residential apartment hotel, was no exception. Today, as 29 hardwood-floored luxury condominiums with elevator service, the bay-windowed brick building lives up to the standards of finish, detail, privacy, spaciousness, luminosity and convenience its architect, Samuel D. Kelley, had set …

House of history, pride of place at 4 Pinckney

The classic Beacon Hill image of the red brick townhouse with double-hung windows, black louver shutters, granite foundations and brick sidewalks can be all yours for $2,895,000 at 4 Pinckney St. on — you guessed it — Beacon Hill.

This 3,328-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath single-family home is a Beacon Hill original and a 21st-century townhouse all in one. Historical details and spacious rooms with refinished hardwood floors blend perfectly for classic living for the modern age. Four fireplaces keep the living-dining room, the family room and two of the bedrooms warm with …

Penthouse perfection in the Back Bay

Built in Beaux-Arts style in 1907 by master architects Cram & Goodhue, 334 Beacon St. in the Back Bay has been masterfully renovated into a first-class condominium, and the high-pitched chateau roof forms a penthouse that is top in its class in lavish, lofty luxury.

Offered at $2.05 million, the 2,381-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bath penthouse unit rises with the roof and widens with the walls. The broad, deep footprint allows for a far-reaching living room that lets you drink in the water and the sun from the breathtaking Charles River views, and …

House-like condo in Cambridge

Unlike most condos, Unit E501 at The Esplanade, 75-83 Cambridge Parkway, will make you feel like you’re at home in a house, not just another brick in the wall.
Offered at $988,000, this 1,410-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 2-bath unit benefits from the stacked modular unit construction technique the building’s architect, Moshe Safdie, had pioneered in Habitat at Expo ’67 in Montreal. This allows many of the 206 units private terraces on the roofs of the units below.

From your terrace you and …

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