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Weekend open house tour: Under $825,000 in Back Bay

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Before micro-units became a thing everywhere, Bostonians were already used to living in small spaces. This week’s open house tour takes you to Back Bay, known for its market of tony brownstones at astronomical prices. But, if you look carefully, you can find something for under a million dollars.

It might be under 1,000 square feet, too, but it's yours. The trade-off? The whole city at your doorstep. Get moving.

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1. 362 Commonwealth Avenue, #3A

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362 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Open House: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $825,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 790
The Pitch: “Chef's kitchen with gas cooking, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space and high ceilings complete this must see home.”

2. 164 Beacon Street, #3

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164 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $799,000
Size: 0-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 791
The Pitch: “Great design potential for enclosing the sleeping area or just moving right into this unique, comfortable home.”

3. 175 Saint Botolph Street, #1

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175 St Botolph St
Boston, MA 02115

Open House: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Price: $750,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 914
The Pitch: “Meticulously maintained, this turn-key home has an open concept kitchen with a breakfast bar, spacious living room with fireplace, dedicated dining area, and abundant storage within.”

4. 3 Gloucester Street, #11

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3 Gloucester St
Boston, MA 02115

Open House: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $699,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 980
The Pitch: “Stunning penthouse unit has an open floor plan with generous storage space and three skylights that radiate sunshine.”

5. 280 Beacon Street, #1

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280 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $685,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 685
The Pitch: “Well scaled rooms with attractive fresh color scheme, fine detail throughout, hardwood flooring, crown molding, and ceiling medallions.”

6. 74 Commonwealth Avenue, #2

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74 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: Studio, 1-BA
Square Footage: 631
The Pitch: “The granite and stainless kitchen opens into a dining/office area allowing to you to adapt this home to your lifestyle needs.”

7. 338 Beacon Street, #A

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338 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $395,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 390
The Pitch: “This condo features bay windows, hardwood floors, tons of built-ins.”

1. 362 Commonwealth Avenue, #3A

362 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Open House: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $825,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 790
The Pitch: “Chef's kitchen with gas cooking, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space and high ceilings complete this must see home.”

362 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

2. 164 Beacon Street, #3

164 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $799,000
Size: 0-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 791
The Pitch: “Great design potential for enclosing the sleeping area or just moving right into this unique, comfortable home.”

164 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

3. 175 Saint Botolph Street, #1

175 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115

Open House: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Price: $750,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 914
The Pitch: “Meticulously maintained, this turn-key home has an open concept kitchen with a breakfast bar, spacious living room with fireplace, dedicated dining area, and abundant storage within.”

175 St Botolph St
Boston, MA 02115

4. 3 Gloucester Street, #11

3 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115

Open House: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $699,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 980
The Pitch: “Stunning penthouse unit has an open floor plan with generous storage space and three skylights that radiate sunshine.”

3 Gloucester St
Boston, MA 02115

5. 280 Beacon Street, #1

280 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $685,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 685
The Pitch: “Well scaled rooms with attractive fresh color scheme, fine detail throughout, hardwood flooring, crown molding, and ceiling medallions.”

280 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

6. 74 Commonwealth Avenue, #2

74 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: Studio, 1-BA
Square Footage: 631
The Pitch: “The granite and stainless kitchen opens into a dining/office area allowing to you to adapt this home to your lifestyle needs.”

74 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

7. 338 Beacon Street, #A

338 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $395,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 390
The Pitch: “This condo features bay windows, hardwood floors, tons of built-ins.”

338 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116