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Just a few years ago, a million-dollar condo in South Boston was unheard of. In Dorchester, it was even more unlikely. But today...

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Back Bay apartment house presents several options

Back Bay apartment house presents several options

When a building is 136 years old and on one of Boston’s most prestigious boulevards – Commonwealth Avenue, a short distance from Gloucester Street – the temptation to talk about the past is strong, if not impossible. Consider the five-story Ruskin Gothic brick townhouse at 288 Commonwealth Ave. in the Back Bay with carved lintels, brownstone decoration and steep gables and slate mansard... Read Full Story

Antique Charlestown home has beautiful grounds, fish pond

Antique Charlestown home has beautiful grounds, fish pond

The ongoing dilemma of an urban vs. a suburban residence among homebuyers has a beautiful solution, albeit an unexpected one: the Isaac and Ruth Larkin House. This spacious and gracious 19th century home in Charlestown at 5 Putnam St. with a gigantic landscaped fenced yard features a fish pond, a huge patio, established trees, perennial gardens and off-street parking for three or four... Read Full Story

Back Bay condo at the Clarendon has panoramic views

Back Bay condo at the Clarendon has panoramic views

Designed by the renowned firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Clarendon is a high-performance Back Bay building registered with the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED Silver Certification. As luxurious as it is green, the full-service building at 400 Stuart St. offers many amenities, including a private Equinox fitness center for homeowners, an Assouline culture lounge with a marble... Read Full Story

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Landscape at show house adds jewel-like colors

Landscape at show house adds jewel-like colors

  A beautiful house deserves a beautiful garden. At the Nathaniel Allen House in West Newton, the Junior League of Boston 2016 Designer Show House, the interior has been transformed from a diamond-in-the-rough to a sparkling gem, and a brilliant garden surrounds it with bursts of jewel-like color. Edward MacLean, whose landscape design firm, Potted Up, has designed and installed the... Read Full Story

Sales and median selling prices increased in March

Sales and median selling prices increased in March

Median selling prices of condos and cooperatives in March in the 11 city neighborhoods covered by Boston Homes inched up from a month earlier, but the sales volume jumped dramatically from February. The March median sale among those neighborhoods was a $599,000 condo at 201 Savin Hill Ave. in Dorchester. It has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,350 square feet of space. In February the median selling... Read Full Story

Bold colors, unusual combinations can add glamour

Bold colors, unusual combinations can add glamour

Members of the local design community were in their element during last week’s Boston Design Week. The third annual citywide festival touched on all aspects of design and the way design affects us. The Boston Design Center was at the epicenter. The BDC, which has focused on events like this to reach out to designers and their clientele, hosted a number of sessions, highlighted by Miles Redd’s... Read Full Story

Back Bay penthouse triplex is a spectacular March sale

Back Bay penthouse triplex is a spectacular March sale

Between Fairfield and Gloucester streets in the Back Bay is a group of attached row houses built circa 1869 by Frederick B. Pope, an architect and builder who constructed as many as 30 Back Bay townhouses on speculation. One of them, 391 Beacon St., was converted to two distinctive condominiums in 1999, and the penthouse, a 2,960-square-foot triplex, has just been sold for $3,550,000. Susan Cohen... Read Full Story

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Restored South End townhouse is among April spectacular sales

Restored South End townhouse is among April spectacular sales

  A beautiful single-family home in the South End totally renovated from top to bottom is among April’s spectacular sales. The Venetian Gothic-style home at 13 Rutland Square, one of 11 attached buffed-colored residences, was sold April 28 for $4,200,000. Ryan Clunan of Campion and Company Fine Real Estate was the listing broker for this 10-room home with 4,025 square feet of living space; Li Xue of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Lexington was the selling broker. Built between 1859 and 1861, the five-story house features a low stoop and five arched windows in a three-story... Read Full Blog Post

Twenty-Two Liberty condo is a spectacular March sale

Twenty-Two Liberty condo is a spectacular March sale

  The flurry of sales of the 109 luxurious condominiums at Twenty-Two Liberty in the Seaport District occurred upon its opening late last fall, yet some these new residences are now being resold. One of them, Residence 3A, has just been sold for $4,150,000. Carmela Laurella and Dave Costello of CL Properties were the listing brokers for this two-bedroom home with a study, and Robb Cohen of Engel & Völkers Boston was the selling broker. This condo is spectacular, housed within the “nose” of the 14-story glass-and-steel tower on Fan Pier, surrounded by water on three sides. CBT... Read Full Blog Post





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