Back Bay Open Houses: 2/16 - 2/17

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195 Beacon Street #10 - Back Bay
List Price: $624,900, List Per Sqft: $1,364.41
Open Houses: 2/16 12-2PM & 2/17 12-2PM

Exceptional one bedroom plus office penthouse offering a large private roof deck with stunning views of the Boston skyline! The extremely efficient layout of this well-appointed home allows for a built-in office in addition to a spacious bedroom that easily fits a queen or king-sized bed. The updated kitchen is finished with black granite counters, custom cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. Features include 10’ ceilings, an updated marble bathroom, wide pine floors throughout, large windows with custom shutters, crown moldings, built-in shelving in the living room, a mahogany ship’s ladder to the roof deck, generous closet in the bedroom with storage above, in-unit washer/dryer and central air. Professionally managed association with strong reserves. Ideally located just two blocks from the Public Garden and steps to the Esplanade and all the Back Bay has to offer.  Listing Courtesy of Tara Wilstein, Keller Williams Back Bay

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167 Commonwealth Avenue #6, Back Bay
List Price: $799,000, List Per Sqft: $1,205.13
Open House: February 16th, 12-1:30PM

A rare opportunity to own an elegant residence in The Heart of Back Bay. This exquisite one bedroom, one bath condominium is on the sunny side of Commonwealth Avenue. Among its many amenities are a sophisticated large living-dining room dining room with high ceilings, original details, and a period fireplace. The bedroom suite has abundant storage and a beautifully updated bathroom. The new kitchen boasts beautiful cabinets, granite counter tops, and new stainless steel appliances. All new double glazed windows. Beautiful hardwood floors in the main living area, carpet in the bedroom, central air conditioning and private storage all in a well-maintained, elevator building. Premier location near to all the best restaurants and shops as well as public transportation, Copley Square, Boston Public Garden, Charles River and The Esplanade. Listing Courtesy of Chris Anderson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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10 Charlesgate East #201, Back Bay
List Price: $1,185,000, List Per Sqft: $1,011.96
Open Houses: 2/16 12-1:30PM, 2/17 12:30-2PM

Sensational 2-bed/2-bath southwest corner unit at the elegant Barnes Mansion. This sun-filled residence has an excellent layout over looking quiet, tree-lined Marlborough Street. The large fireplaced living room has a graceful south-facing bow window and a cozy dining alcove overlooking Charlesgate Park. The windowed eat-in kitchen features granite counters and abundant cabinet space. Two generous bedrooms include the master bedroom suite with great closet space and en suite marble bathroom. A second marble bathroom is located near the kitchen. Dedicated storage area in basement. Complete with newly refinished hardwoods, central air & in-unit washer/dryer, this fabulous home is in an impeccably maintained, professionally managed building with a full-time superintendent, stunning lobby, bike storage, resident's library and common patio with seasonal plantings. Conveniently located with easy access to public transportation, Mass Pike, & Storrow Drive. Multiple rental parking options. Listing Courtesy of Frank Carroll, Boston Realty Net

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110 Stuart Street #PH1, Back Bay
List Price: $1,690,000, List Per Sqft: $1,213.21
Open Houses: 2/16 1-2PM, 2/17 1-2PM

Luxury Penthouse living at the W Boston Residences with Valet Parking! Located on the 28th floor, this One Plus bedroom with southern exposure is drenched with natural light and phenomenal views. The large open floor plan and fully equipped high-end appliance kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The generous size master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows, three large closets, en-suite bath with soaking tub, walk in shower, and double vanity. An additional room, alongside a full size bathroom and closet, can be used as a guest bedroom or home office. In-unit laundry and deeded storage complete this spectacular unit. Newly renovated FIT Gym and Bliss Spa on site. Enjoy Room Service, 24-hr Concierge to assist you with their signature Whatever/Whenever service. Located in Back Bay/Midtown, steps from Public Garden, Theater District, fine dining, major highways & two T stops. Listing Courtesy of Tracy Campion, Campion & Company

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Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 2/10/19)

Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 2/10/19)

Welcome again to the weekly Red Brick Real Estate Rental Digest! We wanted to spotlight some of our favorite rentals that come across our desk and give you more details than you’d find on one of our normal listings! If you’re interested in taking a look at any of these listings, we’d love to set up a tour! Contact lauren@redbrickre.com or call the office at 617-248-8899 to reserve your time-slot today.

Beacon Hill Open Houses: 2/9 - 2/10

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36 Joy Court, Beacon Hill
List Price: $2,850,000, List Per Sqft: $1,178.66
Open House: February 10th, 12-1PM

Rare and Unique to the market is this free standing single family Beacon Hill home with windows on all 4 sides. This charming, but modern home has been renovated with all new electric, plumbing, split AC systems throughout, and a brand new kitchen that boasts Thermidor appliances. Each of the 3 bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom. The master suite has it’s own floor with walk in closet and a gorgeous master bathroom with soaking tub, walk in shower, and separate toilet room. This home is located on a private and quiet courtyard steps to the Boston Common, Whole Foods, MGH and so much more. This is a historical home that was featured in Boston Magazine that has retained some original charm while being beautifully updated. There is a ton of storage space in this home as well.  Listing Courtesy of Craig Lake, Compass
 

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36 Hancock Street #5B, Beacon Hill
List Price: $849,000, List Per Sqft: $1,048.15
Open House: February 10th, 1-5PM

Well laid out, handsome two-bedroom condominium on beautiful tree-lined Hancock Street. Situated on the 5th floor of an elevator building, this home offers a large living/dining room with fireplace, a master bedroom with renovated double closets and exposed brick detail, a spacious second bedroom, and in-unit washer/dryer. Additional private basement storage. Enjoy the spectacular views from the common roof deck! Listing Courtesy of Joseph Deblois, EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates

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140 Mt. Vernon Street #6, Beacon Hill
List Price: $1,595,000, List Per Sqft: $1,151.62
Open House: February 10th, 11AM-12PM

This desirable, professionally managed, two bedroom, two bathroom condominium faces Mount Vernon Street on the flat of Beacon Hill. The apartment has a gracious living room with a fireplace, a dining area, a spacious kitchen, a private patio, central a/c and a large basement storage area. The building is in fantastic shape and has just undergone an enormous renovation including: the hallways, mailboxes, intercom system, roof, parapets, deck and exterior painting. There is a fabulous common roof deck with great city views. Listing Courtesy of Sally Brewster, Brewster & Berkowitz R.E.

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73 Mt. Vernon Street #1, Beacon Hill
List Price: $3,695,000, List Per Sqft: $1,226.35
Open Houses: February 10th, 2-3PM

Be the first to own this brand new renovation of this 3 bedroom plus study home in a prime location right above Louisburg Square. Enter into a gracious foyer which leads info a spacious very grand living area with 11' ceilings, gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the deep front garden and the historic carriage houses on Mt. Vernon Street. The open kitchen is a chef's delight with top-of-the-line appliances and a long breakfast bar.The rear extension off the building allows for a spacious bedroom and full bath on this level along with a powder room and access to an enclosed private patio perfect for entertaining! On the lower level the master bedroom suite features a gas fireplace, enormous walk-in closet and lavish marble bathroom. A third bedroom with full bath along with a home office and lots of storage complete this floor. Listing Courtesy of Paul Whaley & Charlie Ring Team, Coldwell Banker - Back Bay 

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Beacon Hill Sub Neighborhoods

What’s the difference between the North Slope and the South Slope?
Where does the Flat of the Hill End?
Is the West End still considered Beacon Hill?

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Sub-neighborhoods in Beacon Hill can have you scratching your head - why does a neighborhood so small need even smaller groupings of streets? Well like anything here in Beacon Hill, there’s history.

It started in 1795 when our current statehouse was built, marking the beginning of a complete and total transformation of the Hill, which was at that time used for farm land and a few country estates. That same year, several elite Bostonians formed an association called the Mount Vernon Proprietors to develop and plan out what would become modern day Beacon Hill. The three peaks of Beacon Hill were shorn off to create flatter land to build residential housing on, but more importantly to create land where there was once water. Three distinct regions of Beacon Hill were formed: the South Slope, the North Slope and the Flat of the Hill.

The Proprietors developed the South Slope for fellow elite, creating magnificent townhomes for aristocratic residents. They made sure to create a sense of space between the houses, often setting the structures back from the street to allow for green space - making this a desirable area for wealthy residents fleeing the overly crowded North End.

At the beginning of the 19th century when the South Slope began it’s rise to fame, many residents of the North Slope were African Americans who escaped from slavery and who worked as domestic servants for families on the South Slope. The homes were less grand, mostly wooden or small brick building. The African Meeting House became the heart of the neighborhood, and still stands today.

When Slavery was banned in Massachusetts in 1783, the North Slope became a meeting place for abolitionists to meet. It also became an important station on the Underground Railroad. After the Civil War ended though, most African Americans in the area fled due to overcrowding, and were replaced by Eastern European immigrants. The original homes built on the North Slope were torn down and replaced by apartments and rooming houses. Fortunately most historically important buildings still stand today.

Last but not least the Flat of the Hill, a swatch of land created from removing the peaks of Beacon Hill and filing in parts of the Charles River with said land. Charles Street became a hub for businesses and residents alike, and still remains that way today. The “Flat” is noted for it’s desirable location, boarded by the Public Gardens and Charles River.

This Weekends Open Houses - South Boston Edition! 3/10 - 3/11

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188 Gold Street #1, South Boston
List Price: $399,000, List Per Sqft: $782.35
Open Houses: 3/10 1-2PM, 3/11 12-1:30PM

Renovated one bedroom in a prime location. This unit features a private back deck, tons of windows and a modern kitchen. This condominium is 510 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condominium fee is $150 per month. Listing Courtesy of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
 

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12 Loring Street #1, South Boston
List Price: $719,999, List Per Sqft: $736.95
Open Houses: 3/11 12-1:45PM

Spacious three bedroom, two bath condominium. This unit features a renovated kitchen, landscaped patio and in-unit laundry. This condominium is 977 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condominium fee is $160 per month. Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Signature Properties

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69 Telegraph Street #202, Telegraph Hill
List Price: $839,000, List Per Sqft: $734.03
Open Houses: 3/10 12-1:30PM, 3/11 1-2:30PM

Charming two bedroom, two bath condominium adjacent to the Dorchester Heights monument. This unit features a gas fireplace, private deck and covered garage parking. The building is pet friendly. This condominium is 1,143 sqft and is located on the second floor. The condominium fee is $198 per month. Listing Courtesy of William Raveis

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660 East 6th Street #3, Telegraph Hill
List Price: $1,049,000, List Per Sqft: $717.51
Open Houses: 3/10 1-3PM, 3/11 2-4PM

Completely detached Southie Condominium. This unit features Bose surround sound, keyless entry, in-unit laundry and a newly renovated master bath. This condominium is 1,462 sqft. The condominium fee is $86 per month. Listing Courtesy of Century 21 Commonwealth

 

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426 West 4th Street #426, South Boston
List Price: $1,349,000, List Per Sqft: $574.04
Open Houses: 3/11 1-2:30PM

Two bedroom two and a half bath condominium built in 2009. This unit features custom home automation, private roof deck and home theatre. This condominium is 2,350 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condominium fee is $200 per month. Listing Courtesy of Compass

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2 West 6th Street #405, Broadway
List Price: $1,505,000, List Per Sqft: $996.69
Open Houses: 3/11 12-2PM

Brand new penthouse unit in Broadway Village. This unit features two private roof decks, contemporary design fixtures and 2 deeded parking spots in the underground garage. This condominium is 1,510 sqft and is located on the fourth floor. The condominium fee is $671 per month. Listing Courtesy of Back Bay Properties Corp.

OUR PICKS! OPEN HOUSES 2/10-2/11

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11 Irving Street #5, Beacon Hill
List Price: $487,500, List Per Sqft: $1,197.79
Open Houses: 2/11 12:30-2PM
Bright and sunny, quaint one bedroom in a prime location. This unit features tons of storage, ceiling fans and a common roof deck. This condominium is 407 sqft and is located on the third floor. The condo fee is $335 a month. Listing Courtesy of Engel & Volkers


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25 Saint Stephen Street #2, Fenway
List Price: $599,000 List Per Sqft: $1,023.93
Open Houses: 2/11 1-3PM

Renovated one bedroom next to Symphony Hall. This unit features a brand new bathroom with a stackable washer/dryer, recessed lighting and exposed brick throughout. This condominium is 585 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condo fee is $281 a month.
Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX Realty Plus

 

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121 Portland Street #509, Midtown
List Price: $739,999 List Per Sqft: $1,006.80
Open Houses: 2/10 11AM-1PM

New construction one bedroom at Forecaster 121. This unit features exposed brick and large windows. The building features 24/7 concierge and a fitness studio. This condominium is 735 sqft and is located on the fifth floor. The condo fee is $477 a month. Listing Courtesy of PSR Real Estate

 

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40 Fay Street #506, South End
List Price: $899,000 List Per Sqft: $865.26
Open House: 2/10 and 2/11 12-1:30PM

Loft-style one bedroom at Gateway Terrace. Easily convertible to a 2 bedroom. This unit features 1 deeded garage parking spot, custom storage throughout and a soaking tub in the bathroom. The building is pet friendly. This condominium is 1,039 sqft and is located on the fifth floor. The condo fee is $691 a month. Listing Courtesy of Compass

 

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65 Pinckney Street #2, Beacon Hill
List Price: $935,000 List Per Sqft: $1,089.74
Open Houses: 2/11 12-1PM

Two bedroom, one bath condominium in a four unit building. This unit features windows on three sides, common laundry and generous storage in the basement. This condominium is 858 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condo fee is $209 a month.  Listing Courtesy of Brewster & Berkowitz Real Estate

 

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140 Shawmut Avenue #1G, South End
List Price: $1,690,000 List Per Sqft: $1,100.98
Open Houses: 2/11 1:30-3PM

Stunning two bedroom, two bath unit at The Lucas. This unit features a private street entrance, high-end finished throughout and floor to ceiling windows. The building features concierge services, private courtyard, gym and bike room. This condominium is 1,535 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condo fee is $567 a month. Listing Courtesy of Thread Real Estate