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Mansion-like Living in Roxbury

Is the mansion of your dreams out of your reach, budget-wise? Well, come on down to one of Boston’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, Roxbury, and see how you can live in a mansion for the price of a condo.

An actual condo, Unit 1 at 76 Perrin St. offers you 1,498 square feet of hardwood-floored living space — including 11-foot ceilings, well-preserved Victorian details, three oversized bedrooms, hardwood floors, a cherry/granite kitchen, central air conditioning, off-street parking, a picturesque private common patio, generous basement storage, and an ideal corner lot location — …

Italianate JP home has ‘abbondanza’ of amenities, accessories

Offered at $974,900, the 1850s grand Italianate Victorian at 15 Harris Ave. in Jamaica Plain‘s prestigious Sumner Hill neighborhood has all the features and finishes, trimmings and trappings one could dream of in a single-family home: high ceilings, ornate moldings, hardwood floors, oversized windows, woodburning fireplaces, French doors, four bedrooms and two full baths on 2nd level, a third floor bedroom/office loft, a lush front lawn and back yard, a private driveway with parking, and convenience to shops, restaurants and public transportation.

The formal living room benefits from the front bay …

Old house, new look in South End penthouse duplex

Don’t let the Victoriana of this old house fool you. Antique doesn’t mean antiquated when it comes to living in Boston’s old South End — especially in Unit 2 at 143 Appleton St.
Offered at $715,000, this 1,059-square-foot, 2-bedroom penthouse duplex has been newly renovated for a contemporary loft look that capitalizes on the original tall windows, high ceilings, exposed brick and open floor plan to inject new life into this old house.

The living-dining room has the crisp, clean lines and sumptuous sun of a contemporary loft and the rustic richness …

Garden-level South End studio spacious, gracious

Modeled on pre-Victorian London residential streets and Beacon Hill’s 1830s Louisburg Square, the South End’s brick bowfront Victorian rowhouses were more ahead of their time than either of their historical models, especially in the basement department. Their high foundations made basements into full levels of living for the first time, which made them ripe for modern studio conversion in later centuries.

A prime example is Unit 1 at 2 Claremont Park. For a mere $389,000, this 836-square-foot, 1-bedroom studi0-style unit offers a flexible floor plan for today’s lifestyle with enough historical …

South End elegance renewed in high-end unit

The high ceilings, tall windows, floor-through floor plans and central city locations of the South End’s 19th-century rowhouses are just as appealing to millennial lifestyles as they were to Victorian sensibilities. No exception is Unit 2 at 41 Union Park, a 910-square-foot, 1-bedroom condo now on the market for $629,000.

Just step into the great room and experience past, present and future all in one. The ornate crown moldings, ceiling medallion, arched marble fireplace and hand-carved period mirror provide remembrances of things past, while the 14-foot ceiling, wide-pine floor and oversized …

Four-bedroom single-family a find in Allston

Your hopes and dreams of planting your roots in a pleasant neighborhood at an affordable price will be fulfilled when you move into 39 Hopedale St. in Allston. For a mere $409,900, this 1,520-square-foot, 4-bedroom single-family Victorian has it all — bright living spaces, hardwood floors, period details (including gingerbread exterior trim), private deck, fenced-in yard with patio, updated kitchen and utilities, new roof and gutters, thermal replacement windows, three-car off-street parking, and, above all, convenience to everything imaginable.

The friendly foyer is graced with a period staircase, intact with twisted …

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