The bones of the 10-room, three-level Victorian at 37 Allston Street in mighty Dorchester’s St. Marks area date from 1880. The spread has been updated, of course, and is now retailing through Compass for $729,000.
The house comes with five bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and two fireplaces. There is also a bonafide lawn out back, not the most common of home accoutrement in Boston. There’s a basement with a washer-dryer too.
As for the price, it’s on the north side of the median for detached single-families in Boston, according to the latest data. For the size though—2,043 square feet, thereby penciling out to $356 a square foot—37 Allston’s asking seems eminently reasonable.