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South Boston two-bedroom adjacent to Collins Mansion drops for $1.4 million

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Two-bathroom spread includes a private entrance and a private deck

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The 1,505-square-foot Unit 1 at 928 East Broadway in South Boston’s City Point area is part of the redevelopment of the old James Collins Mansion that wrapped in 2017.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom spread is on sale through Douglas Elliman for $1.399 million. It includes a private front-door entrance and a private deck. The condo also has smart-home technology, and the tag covers a garaged parking space.

The original mansion dates from the late 1860s, when Irish immigrant and spirits magnate James Collins constructed the Second Empire-style property as his private residence. It was converted to apartments in the late 20th century.

In 2012, a developer bought the site for $2.2 million. That developer wanted to raze the mansion and another house on the property to make way for condos. Locals and preservationists wanted it all to remain largely intact, and petitioned the city to landmark the site.

That effort came to fruition in 2014, with a conversion advancing that preserved the mansion’s exterior. That conversion included two three-story additions on either side of the historic mansion. Unit 1 is a part of one of those additions.

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman