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What $950,000 buys around Boston now

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one person’s condo another one’s detached single family? Let’s find out! Next up is $950,000 in Boston.

Back Bay

The Windsor Place lobby in Back Bay. There is a patterned carpet, two armchairs with a striped pattern, an orange couch, a fireplace and a table with a lamp. There is a hanging light fixture.
A kitchen. The cabinetry is white and there are tan marble countertops. The floor tiles are grey and beige. There are multiple kitchen appliances on the counters.
A living room. There is a large tan couch, a table with multiple chairs, and a television stand with a television. The floor is wooden and the walls are painted white. There are windows. Art work hangs on the walls.
A bathroom. The wall tiles are white. There is a sink with a tan countertop and a large mirror. A bathtub sits under a tan, white, and grey shower curtain hanging from a shower rod.

Unit #202 is an 893-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in Windsor Place on 390 Commonwealth Avenue. It includes in-unit laundry, central air, and a common outdoor pool. The asking is $949,000, and the condo fee is $681. Garaged parking is included.

Downtown Crossing

A living room. There is a large grey couch with multiple colorful pillows, a glass coffee table, a television on the wall, a bookcase, and a patterned area rug. The walls are painted white with hanging framed works of art.
A kitchen with dark brown wood cabinetry and a marble topped kitchen island with two bar stools. The backsplash tiles are grey and the walls are painted white.
A bathroom with white painted walls. There are marble tiles on the floor and the shower walls are also marble. There are glass shower doors and a large mirror hanging over the sink and toilet.
An outdoor terrace with multiple tables and chairs which are all black. There are trees next to the tables and chairs. Underneath the trees is black gravel.

The 799-square-foot Unit 1414 at Millennium Place on 580 Washington Street also has central air and in-unit laundry—as well as a 24-hour concierge, fitness center, screening room, private lounge with dining and fireplace, and children’s playroom. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom is asking $949,000, and the condo fee is $751.

South Boston

A living room. The walls are exposed red brick. There is a grey couch with blue pillows. There is artwork hanging on the wall and a houseplant in a planter is affixed to another wall.
A bedroom. The bed linens are white and there are multiple pillows on the bed. One of the walls is painted white and the other is exposed red brick. There is a large work of art hanging on the wall over the bed. Under the bed is a grey and white patterned
A bathroom with white tiles and painted white walls. There is a shower, a sink, and a toilet. A mirror hangs over the sink.
A kitchen. There are painted white walls and a portion of one wall is exposed red brick. There is a grey kitchen island with three stools.

In Fort Point, Unit 211 at 319 A Street is asking $949,000 for its 813-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom plus den. There’s laundry in-unit and private storage, and the $726 condo fee goes toward the rooftop deck, common bike room, and a covered drive-through.

Beacon Hill

A kitchen with tan floor tiles and wooden cabinetry. The countertop is granite and the ceiling has exposed wooden beams.
A bedroom with a bed that has brown bed linens. There are many moving boxes stacked throughout the room. One wall has multiple windows.
A bedroom. One wall is exposed red brick and the other wall is painted white. There is an unmade bed, a desk with computer monitors, a dresser with a mirror, and art work hangs above the desk.
A bathroom. There is a small sink with a granite countertop. A shower with a glass door has a dark blue towel hanging on it. The walls are painted white and there are also white tiles.

80a W Cedar Street #1 is asking $950,000 even. It’s a 1,050-square-foot duplex with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. There’s in-unit laundry and a $467 condo fee.

North End

A kitchen. There is wooden cabinetry and grey granite countertops.
A kitchen with wooden cabinets and a dark grey countertop. The far wall is painted red. The near wall is exposed red brick.
A living room with walls that are red and tan exposed brick. There are two windows, a couch, a table, and chairs.
A living area with exposed brick and wooden cabinets. The floor is wood. In the distance are windows letting in light.

This condo at 32 Charter Street #4 is 1,214 square feet with three bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s in-unit laundry, a roof deck, basement storage, and a $195 condo fee.


Which one would you buy?

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  • 13%
    Unit #202 on Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay
    (28 votes)
  • 26%
    Unit 1414 at Millennium Place in Downtown Crossing
    (57 votes)
  • 34%
    Unit 211 at on 319 A Street in Fort Point
    (73 votes)
  • 15%
    80a W Cedar Street #1 in Beacon Hill
    (32 votes)
  • 10%
    32 Charter Street #4 in the North End
    (22 votes)
212 votes total Vote Now