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5 incredible Boston homes for sale right now

Including in Back Bay, Charlestown

The first weeks of fall have seen some pretty titanic listings in Boston.

Here are five of the most gobsmacking, including townhouses in the South End and Charlestown and a capacious loft in the Leather District.


↑ The brownstone at 68 Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay dates from 1890 and is not even two blocks from the Public Garden.

On its first floor is the initial level of Unit 1, a duplex with 10 rooms, three fireplaces, and 2,817 square feet. That spread is on sale through Gibson Sotheby’s George Ballantyne for $3.6 million.

There are also 12-foot ceilings, built-in shelves, pocket doors, and the potential for three bedrooms.

↑ Unit 3-4 at 54 Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay runs the length of that building’s fourth and fifth floors, giving it a single-family look.

The cleanly contemporary duplex’s sheer size helps that look along: Eight rooms, including the potential for four bedrooms; 3,919 square feet; a media room; double doors onto faux balconies; and direct-elevator access.

Three parking spaces also come with, including two garaged.

The whole shebang is on sale through the Charles Realty for $5,775,000.

↑ Unit 2H/I in the Beach Street Lofts at 111 Beach Street in Boston’s Leather District features ceilings as high as 14 feet and plenty of exposed brick and beam.

There is also a chef’s kitchen and the potential for as many as four bedrooms (never mind four full bathrooms). Then there are touches such as customized wine storage, direct-elevator access, and a separate entrance for guests or—hey, why not?—staff.

Of course, all of this doesn’t come cheap: The 4,189-square-foot duplex is asking $3,995,000 through Otis & Ahearn’s Natasha Mahan.

↑ The 2,437-square-foot, three-floor townhouse at 7 Concord Avenue in Charlestown is about a block over from the Bunker Hill monument.

The property dates from 1845, and is colloquially known as the Sampson Warren House—one of those architectural time capsules in that area of the neighborhood.

The townhouse includes the potential for up to four bedrooms, two skylights on the top floor (where else?), and a deck off the back.

The price? That would be $1,479,000 through Lembu Real Estate.

↑ The current owners of the 2,212-square-foot townhouse at 31 Appleton Street in the go-go South End renovated the place and are now selling it for $2.75 million through Steven Cohen.

The pile dates from 1890, though it looks very modern on the inside thanks to that renovation work.

There are three fireplaces, the potential for three bedrooms, a backyard, and a roof deck with sweeping views of downtown Boston.