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5 spectacular renovated Boston-area homes for sale right now

Including in the South End, Bay Village, and Watertown

The Boston region is rife with gobsmacking listings of late, few more striking than those properties born from recent renovations.

Here are five in particular worth checking out.


↑ The 2,117-square-foot brownstone at 20 Lawrence Street where the South End meets Back Bay dates from the early 1890s, but it was redesigned in a more modern style.

A steel staircase running to four of the house’s five levels is the main attraction, but 20 Lawrence also includes plenty of other structural touches, including more black steel and oak hardwood.

The three-bedroom, two-and-half-bathroom is on sale through In Realty for $2.4 million.

↑ The bones of the townhouse at 28 Melrose Street in Bay Village date from 1890.

But a recent gut-renovation that ArchBuild Group Boston led created a modern spread complete with wide-open access from the dining room to the bluestone patio out back.

The 2,590-square-foot townhouse with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is on sale now through Coldwell Banker for $2.55 million after some serious price-chopping.

↑ The 1,782-square-foot, seven room triplex penthouse at 27 Rutland Street in the South End was recently renovated and is now on sale through Coldwell Banker for $2,325,000.

The renovation involved copious amounts of reclaimed and sustainable wood; and the capacious space makes good use of the 112-year-old building’s original brickwork.

There are also two fireplaces, a hot tub on the back patio, and parking for two.

↑ The 2,689-square-foot, seven-room contemporary at 7 Frost Street in Cambridge’s Porter Square area dates from 1987, but it was extensively renovated in 2016, according to its William Raveis listing.

The work left behind a sleekly airy house with three levels and lots of light.

The spread, which includes a two-car garage and the potential for four bedrooms, is technically still on sale for $1,999,000—though there is a deal pending for it.

↑ The 5,600-square-foot Victorian at 30 Lincoln Street just off Mount Auburn Street is the most expensive listing in Watertown as of Halloween.

It’s asking $1,899,000 through Trio Real Estate Group.

That tag not only scores a buyer the 4,900-square-foot main house, but a separate 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment.

Both are the product of a total renovation and redesign that left the circa-1887 house a classic exterior and a modern interior.