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6 Back Bay open houses this weekend under $1 million

It’s not easy finding a home in the tony Boston enclave for under seven figures

Welcome to another edition of our weekly series rounding up open houses to check out over the weekend, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking? This week’s options include a garden-level unit with Gothic architecture and period details throughout, a condo located in a brownstone blocks from the Boston Public Garden, and a potential pied á terre in a quintessential Back Bay brownstone.

Where: 190 Commonwealth Avenue, #Garden
When: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1,361 square feet
Selling points: This garden-level home spreads out over one level and features a separate study area, office nook, and private garden with private entrance.
Asking price: $995,000

Where: 180 Commonwealth Avenue, #A
When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Specs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom; 812 square feet
Selling points: Located in a pre-war New York City-like building, this unit features architectural characteristics such as high ceilings, hardwood floors, and oversized windows throughout.
Asking price: $815,000

Where: 461 Beacon Street, #A
When: Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.
Selling points: This front-facing condo has a one-bedroom-plus-den floorplan that overlooks Beacon Street and has traditional details such as original crown molding, a fireplace, and a spiral staircase.
Asking price: $799,000

Where: 157 Beacon Street, #1
When: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Specs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom; 680 square feet
Selling points: Situated a block away from the Public Garden, this unit features direct entry into the living area, renovated kitchen, and a private fenced-in patio.
Asking price: $797,000

Where: 278 Clarendon Street, #1
When: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Specs: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom; 767 square feet
Selling points: This condo is located on the garden level but has high ceilings throughout and three windows in the bedroom. It is also ready to move in, with recent building improvements that include new windows, furnace, and an additional storage area.
Asking price: $698,000

Where: 257 Marlborough Street, #2
When: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Specs: 0 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms; 449 square feet
Selling points: This studio features details such as a fireplace with built-in bookcases, a sleeping alcove, and newly remodeled kitchen.
Asking price: $559,000