Friday Finishes is Curbed Boston's celebration of what brokers call "the bones" of homes—the walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, windows, etc., that physically comprise the places we dwell.
Address: 448 Shawmut Avenue, #5
Asking Price: $415,000
Square Footage: 666
This slender beaut runs up the side of a South End 1-BR, 1-BA in a 111-year-old building.
Address: 80 Marlborough Street, #8
Asking Price: $725,000
Square Footage: 1,000
This stairwell between the 1-BR, 1-BA Back Bay condo and a private roof deck interjects itself into the scene like a drunk at a Christmas party. We're O.K. with that.
Address: 1 Concord Square, #5
Asking Price: $1,049,000
Square Footage: 1,556
You almost feel sorry for this one somehow. Nestled within a 4-BR, 2-BA luxury condo in the South End, it looks a tad too utilitarian, like it was added via Ikea. Then you read the listing, which tells of oak flooring throughout, and you reconsider.
Address: 83-85 Brookside Avenue, #G
Asking Price: $599,000
Square Footage: 1,924
Stop. Stop right there. This stark, almost post-modern well connecting this 2-BR, 1.5-BA Jamaica Plain loft looks to have everything: style, utilitarianism, even a shiny buff to bounce natural light off. Bravo!
Address: 26 Worcester Square, #1
Asking Price: $629,000
Square Footage: N/A
Finally, this spindly creation—a sort of Ron Wood of Boston stairs—connects the two living rooms of this 2-BR, 1.5-BA South End duplex. Some wells.