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

Our Picks - Best Open Houses 2/3/18-2/4/18 (Super Bowl Weekend Edition!)

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54 East Springfield Street #2, South End
List Price: $599,000, List Per Sqft: $1,067.74
Open Houses: 2/3 and 2/4 11:30AM-1PM

One bed, one bath floor-through unit with high ceilings and a spacious master bedroom. This condominium is 561 sqft and is located on the second floor. The condo fee is $206 a month. Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker - South End

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210 South Street #10-1, Leather District
List Price: $849,000 List Per Sqft: $709.87
Open Houses: 2/3 12-2PM and 2/4 12-1PM

One bed, two bath unit with unobstructed downtown views, loft design and an abundance of closet space. This condominium is 1,196 sqft and is located on the tenth floor. The condo fee is $608 a month.
Listing Courtesy of Kimball Borgo Real Estate

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278 Huron Avenue #2, Cambridge
List Price: $1,435,000 List Per Sqft: $674.34
Open Houses: 2/3 and 2/4 12:30-2PM

Three bed, three bath unit with cathedraled ceilings and a private entry. This unit features multi-level living, private outdoor space and two off-street parking spaces. This condominium is 2,128 sqft and is located on the second and third floors. The condo fee is $326 a month. 
Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker - Cambridge/Mass Ave.

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2 G Street #4, South Boston
List Price: $1,599,000 List Per Sqft: $681.59
Open House: 2/3 1-2PM

Three bed, three bath penthouse duplex with city views, quartzite countertops and crown moulding. This unit features a whole-unit sound system, private outdoor space and garage parking. This condominium is 2,346 sqft and is located on the second floor. The condo fee is $377 a month.  
Listing Courtesy of Donnelly + Co.

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1 Franklin Street #3702, Midtown
List Price: $2,975,000 List Per Sqft: $2,002
Open Houses: 2/3 and 2/4 1-2PM

Two bed, two bath "Premier Grand Residence" on the 37th floor of Millennium Towers. This unit features views of the Charles River, custom upgrades and a marble island. The building has 24hr concierge, private dining, 75' lap pool, fitness facility, movie room and an outdoor terrace. This condominium is 1,486 sqft. The condo fee is $1,708 a month. Listing Courtesy of Engel & Volkers

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33 Brimmer Street Unit B, Beacon Hill
List Price: $3,199,000 List Per Sqft: $1,712.53
Open Houses: 2/3 and 2/4 12-2PM

Two bed, two and a half bath unit on the flat of the hill. This unit features a private elevator, voice controls throughout and private outdoor space. This condominium is 1,868 sqft and is located on the second floor. The condo fee is $1,391 a month. Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker - Commonwealth Ave

What $500,000 Buys You In Boston Right Now.

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142 Athens Street #1, South Boston
List Price: $439,000 List Per Sqft: $730.45

One bed, one bath unit with private outdoor space, an open floor plan, laundry in-unit and central air. This condominium is 601 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condo fee is $135 a month. 
Listing Courtesy of Conway Cityside

 

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357 Commercial Street #5, Waterfront
List Price: $449,000 List Per Sqft: $635.98

One bedroom, one bath unit located at Lincoln Wharf. This unit features a private balcony, 24/7 concierge and an updated kitchen. This condominium is 706 sqft and is located on the first floor. The condo fee is $233.79 a month.
Listing Courtesy of CL Waterfront Properties

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11 Irving Street #5, Beacon Hill
List Price: $487,500 List Per Sqft: $1,197.79
Bright and sunny Beacon Hill one bedroom. This unit features an eat-in kitchen, gas cooking, common roof deck and a washer and dryer in the basement. This condominium is 407sqft and is located on the third floor. The condo fee is $335.59 a month.
Listing Courtesy of Engel & Volkers Boston

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106 13th Street #215, Charlestown Navy Yard
List Price: $499,000 List Per Sqft: $701.83

Turn-key designer condominium in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard. This unit is completely furnished and comes with one deeded parking spot. The unit has exposed brick and vaulted ceilings. This condominium is 711 sqft and is located on the second floor. The condo fee is $1,050.31 a month.
Listing Courtesy of Otis & Ahern - 84 Atlantic

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120 Beacon Street #1A, Back Bay
List Price: $499,000 List Per Sqft $1,108.89

Located on one of the Back Bay's most sought-after streets, this front-facing studio unit is an ideal city home. This unit features a common roof deck, a bay window and heated marble floors in the bathroom. This condominium is 450sqft and is located on the first floor. The condo fee is $240 a month. Listing Courtesy of Reitz Realty Group

 

To check out any of these units, or to browse Red Brick's inventory give us a call at 617-248-8899!

Our New Office...

We've officially settled into our new digs at 54 Charles Street and are ready to show off our spectacular space. We'd also like to extend our thanks to two companies that were instrumental in our move:

Pony Express Movers out of Jamaica Plain did a spectacular job with our move. (Which included bringing furniture down a narrow hallway, across a main road and then up two flights of stairs!) We couldn't of done it without them, and would highly recommend them for YOUR next move. ponyexpressmoving.com / 617-983-8700.

Charles Street Supply - our new neighbors! If you're a resident of Beacon Hill, you've become accustomed to the personalized service they provide. To say Charles Street Supply is a Neighborhood staple is almost an understatement. From teakettles to snow shovels and everything in between, Charles Street Supply has it. Stop on down and see what I mean, you'll be happy you did! Visit them at 54 Charles Street or at charlesstsupply.com.


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Our new office is located on the third floor at 54 Charles, a building that dates back to the 1900's. However much of the original facade was destroyed  in 1919 when City Officials decided to widen Charles Street by 10 feet on the river side.

With a brand new facade, the building functioned as a fine furniture factory, fish market and then laundromat in the 30's, 40's and 50's.

In 1957 a group of Boston University theatre department graduates founded the Actor's Company and began performing at 54 Charles Street, which they called the Charles Playhouse. With a rapidly growing reputation for producing excellent works of contemporary theatre - the company soon needed a larger home and relocated to it's current home at 74 Warrenton Street under the same name.

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In 1963 a fire in the back alley behind 43 Charles Street destroyed the local hardware store run by Richard Gurnon, forcing him to relocate and buy the building across the street at 54 Charles. Charles Street Supply re-opened at it's present location on Labor Day 1963, and expanded into 56 Charles Street in 1985 doubling in size.

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In 1976 The Lyric Stage, a theatre group founded by Ron Ritchell and Polly Hogan opened on the second floor of 54 Charles Street. The stage was less than 300 sqft and sat no more than 103 audience members. This didn't stop the company from performing 100 shows at this location before moving to their current location at 140 Clarnedon Street in 1991.

Fast forward to 2018, Charles Street Supply still occupies the first floor 54 years later and is run by neighborhood staple (and Richard Gurnon's son) Jack Gurnon and his team. The second floor remains residential and as for us, we occupy the third floor.  We've been so lucky to have had 13 years at our previous location across Charles street and are thrilled to spend 13 more on the same block! Please enjoy some shots of our brand new space, and come visit us at 54 Charles Street - we look forward to serving this wonderful neighborhood for decades to come! 

CITY SPOTLIGHT: BAY VILLAGE

Never heard of Bay Village? At a total of 6 square blocks, it's the smallest neighborhood in Boston (and it's best kept secret!) Bay village, a primarily residential neighborhood, boasts a population of just over 1,000 residents in a total of 837 housing units (compare this to Back Bay's 18,000 or even Beacon Hill's 11,000.) This doesn't happen by accident, the narrow one-way irregular grid arrangement of the streets make the interior of Bay Village quiet and traffic-free. And that's precisely how they like it- ask any resident why they chose Bay Village and one of their answers will surely be that they fell in love with the "small-town" feel.

Architecturally Bay Village remains classically diverse. The Federal architecture of many of the red brick, ivy covered buildings rings similar to what you would find in Beacon Hill. This is due to the many carpenters and craftsmen who built those grand houses in Beacon Hill, building smaller and simpler versions for themselves over in the village. From the start, Bay Village was a blue collar neighborhood, acting as home for blacksmiths, sail makers, musical instrument makers, tin workers and rope makers.  

Fast forward to the 1920's, where Bay Village was home to several speakeasies, actors and artists. Art Deco architecture started popping up throughout, warehouses began being used as film studios and distribution centers. Today every home tells a different story, with the Greek Revival style on Melrose street to the Victorian style on Cortes and Isabella Streets. If you're looking for a "small-town" feel in the middle of a big city, look no further than Bay Village.

Average Rents (2015-2016) - 
Studio: $1,770 1 bedroom: $2,180 2 bedroom: $3,050 3+ bedroom: $6,310

Average Price Per Square Foot (2015-2016) -
$809 / sq. ft.