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Updated Charlestown townhouse dating from the 1840s asks $1.8 million

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The 10-room, three-fireplace Victorian on Elm Street has a contemporary look throughout

The exterior of a four-floor brick townhouse.
The townhouse actually went up a couple of years before Charlestown became an independent city—and three decades before it joined Boston.
Photos via Coldwell Banker

The bones of the 10-room, 3,266-square-foot townhouse at 60 Elm Street in super-historic Charlestown date from the mid-1840s. But the Victorian has been updated, with an interior that looks more contemporary than old-fashioned.

The house—which is on sale through Coldwell Banker’s Tracy Shea for $1,799,000—has three marble fireplaces, a back deck and yard, the potential for four bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms. The fourth—and top—floor is essentially a loft unto itself.

About the price, too: It’s obviously not cheap, but it might be considered essentially average for downtown Boston right now. A January report that tracked closings in downtown neighborhoods such as Charlestown during the last three months of 2019 found the average townhouse sales price to be $1,790,441.

In fact, 60 Elm’s asking of $550 a square foot is actually lower than the $730-a-foot average from the end of 2019. What’d you think? Deal or no deal?

A dining room with a table and chairs, and a fireplace.
The townhouse has three marble fireplaces.
A cozy living room with furniture, a fireplace, and a rug.
There are built-in shelves in the living room and elsewhere.
A long, contemporary kitchen with solid cabinetry and countertop space.
The house’s contemporary redo is really evident in its kitchen.
A sunroom with a table and chairs, and very large windows.
There’s a sunroom ahead of the deck.
A bedroom with a bed facing two sets of built-in shelves.
There can be up to four bedrooms in the house.
A top-floor bedroom that encompasses an entire floor, and there’s a winding upward staircase behind the bed.
The winding stairs lead to the roof.