Yup, insouciant. That's the word of the day: as in carefree, nonchalant, not cleaving to convention. This 3,302-square-foot, 4-BR, 2.5-BA on West Brookline in the Hub's No. 1 neighborhood has enough modernist touches it verily thumbs its nose at the notion that a Boston townhouse has to glory in 19th-century details and baroque finishes. Check out the bathroom photo in particular; it looks like something out of a high-end junior high (where's the claw-footed tub, the antique faucet?). Or the double ovens right there in the middle of the kitchen. We say! It hit the market less than two weeks ago for $2,250,000, and comes with deeded parking as well as perhaps a big, blue orb on the back deck.
· Listing: 190 West Brookline Street [Zillow]
· The Curbed Boston Cup Neighborhood of the Year: South End! [Curbed Boston]
· Our Tuesday Townhouse archive [Curbed Boston]