Mighty, mighty Dorchester is one of the few Boston neighborhoods for finding that elusive feature more common in the `burbs: a lawn (if you’re into that sort of thing). The three-level-plus-basement Victorian at 37 Allston Street is proof of that.
The 2,043-square-foot house with five bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms includes a fenced-in backyard with a lawn and a patio. The house also includes that walkout basement with a new washer-dryer. And the bones of the Vic date from 1880.
As for the price, 37 Allston is retailing for $729,000, or $356 a square feet. Both sums are competitive for Boston, where the overall median for a detached single-family is around $655,000 and the average price per foot is $413.
Meanwhile, in keeping with the way of things now during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the listing brokerage, Compass, is hosting private showings of 37 Allston rather than conventional open houses.