Is Beacon Hill beyond your budget?
Would the Back Bay break your bank account?
Would the South End soak your savings?
Is a bowfront penthouse in a historic neighborhood still your dreamboat?
Don’t give up the ship just yet.
Just check out the 880-square-foot, 2-bedroom Unit 3 at 88 Russell St. in Charlestown, where a mere $379,000 will treat you to many of the luxuries found in all of the above: oversized windows, gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, a woodburning fireplace, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a private deck with breathtaking city …
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Is Beacon Hill beyond your budget?
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 …
Why fly all the way to England in search of your dream cottage when you can find it right in your own back yard?
And 82 Undine Road‘s spacious yard and English garden (not to mention the British origin of its village’s name) are not all that make this 1,764-square-foot Brighton single-family so distinctly European. Its half-timbered stucco skin, human scale, old-world woodwork and traditional details add to the English cottage charm — but also belie the expansive space inside, including 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 4 entertaining arenas.
The living room …
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 …
And what a corner! For only $369,900, Unit 2 at 165 M St. in South Boston provides the ultimate in corner exposure and corner quirk.
This is due to the “flatiron” configuration of the renovated 3-unit 1910 building at the acutely angled intersection of East 7th and M streets, not to mention the lucky placement of your 935-square-foot, 2-bed, 1-bath unit right at the corner.
And a corner of convenience it is. Located in the thick of South Boston’s historic, exciting City Point district, 165 M St. has on-foot access to the …
Built in 1989 in the gambrel colonial style for which Charlestown is historically known, 7 Pleasant St. contains a 1,207-square-foot, 2-bed, 1.5-bath duplex unit that takes you back to colonial times with its architectural details, hardwood floors, private garden, historic neighborhood, and overall sense of the whole-house independence of Boston’s founding days.
That sense of independence is evident in Unit 7‘s first-floor living room. You have direct, sunny views of Pleasant Street through new thermal windows with old-fashioned plantation shutters, and your own woodburning brick fireplace, surrounded by a wood mantel …