Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, the magic number is $550,000.
In Hyde Park, the frame colonial at 64 Poydras Street is retailing for $550,000 even. It’s 1,200 square feet; has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms; and rests on a sizable lot.
Unit 3 at 499-501 Sumner Street in East Boston’s Jeffries Point area runs to 620 square feet and is asking $549,900. A roof deck opens up the square-footage a bit for the one-bedroom, one-bathroom; and the tag covers the right to build another such deck. The condo fee is $175. That covers an on-street parking permit.
In Dorchester’s Ashmont area, there is a 1,362-square-foot colonial for sale at 27 Granite Avenue. It’s asking $549,900; and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a recently renovated kitchen.
Unit 51 at 51 Story Street in South Boston’s Telegraph Hill runs to 802 square feet and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s retailing for $549,000, with a condo fee of $175. That includes on-street permit parking.
We end in Charlestown, where Unit A at 17 Henley Street is asking $549,000. It’s 659 square feet, and has one bedroom and one bathroom. The tag—and the condo fee of $362.67—covers off-street parking and two storage spaces.
Which would you buy?
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64 Poydras in Hyde Park
Unit 3 at 499-501 Sumner in East Boston
27 Granite in Dorchester
Unit 51 at 51 Story in South Boston
Unit A at 17 Henley in Charlestown