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Back Bay open house tour: 6 options for around $2.3 million

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In the hustle and bustle of all the best shops and restaurants, the homes that line the streets of Back Bay are positively swoon-worthy.

This week we take you behind the brownstone facades to see what you can get for up to $2.3 million.

Expect major perks such as private rooftops and period details. But the biggest selling point is being in the thick of it all.

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1. 160 Commonwealth Avenue, #214

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160 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.

Price: $1,499,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,410

The pitch: “Located in the iconic Vendome building, this home's baronial layout features lofty 10.5 foot ceilings, oversized windows, two gracious bedrooms functioning as their own individual suites.”

2. 40 Hereford Street, #5

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40 Hereford St
Boston, MA 02115

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $1,375,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,264

The pitch: “Located prominently on the corner of Hereford and Comm Ave, this penthouse has a private rof deck and large dramatic skylights.”

3. 28 Commonwealth Avenue

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28 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $1,395,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,352

The pitch: “This Back Bay brownstone has been recently renovated and features two spacious bedrooms and eleven closets.”

4. 219-223 Columbus Avenue, #202

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223 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $1,995,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,690

The pitch: “This unit features an open floor plan with 18 foot ceilings with dramatic windows, kitchen with granite island and separate dining area, wood burning fireplace and juliette balcony, and great views.”

5. 109 Beacon Street, #6

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109 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $2,200,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 2,061

The pitch: “This spacious brownstone with loft has soaring ceilings, skylights, and oversized windows. The first floor offers open concept living with fireplace, kitchen, and breakfast bar.”

6. 242 Beacon Street, #8

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242 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $2,295,000

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,986

The pitch: “Highly sought after waterside Beacon has direct elevator access and offers stunning Charles River and Cambridge views.”

1. 160 Commonwealth Avenue, #214

160 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.

Price: $1,499,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,410

The pitch: “Located in the iconic Vendome building, this home's baronial layout features lofty 10.5 foot ceilings, oversized windows, two gracious bedrooms functioning as their own individual suites.”

160 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

2. 40 Hereford Street, #5

40 Hereford St, Boston, MA 02115

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $1,375,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,264

The pitch: “Located prominently on the corner of Hereford and Comm Ave, this penthouse has a private rof deck and large dramatic skylights.”

40 Hereford St
Boston, MA 02115

3. 28 Commonwealth Avenue

28 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Price: $1,395,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,352

The pitch: “This Back Bay brownstone has been recently renovated and features two spacious bedrooms and eleven closets.”

28 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

4. 219-223 Columbus Avenue, #202

223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Price: $1,995,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,690

The pitch: “This unit features an open floor plan with 18 foot ceilings with dramatic windows, kitchen with granite island and separate dining area, wood burning fireplace and juliette balcony, and great views.”

223 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116

5. 109 Beacon Street, #6

109 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.

Price: $2,200,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 2,061

The pitch: “This spacious brownstone with loft has soaring ceilings, skylights, and oversized windows. The first floor offers open concept living with fireplace, kitchen, and breakfast bar.”

109 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

6. 242 Beacon Street, #8

242 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $2,295,000

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,986

The pitch: “Highly sought after waterside Beacon has direct elevator access and offers stunning Charles River and Cambridge views.”

242 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116