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Back Bay open house tour: 8 aspirational options combining classic and modern

Seven condos and one townhouse among the selections

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At the top of our Boston real estate wishlist is a quintessential Back Bay brownstone, decked out with all the modern amenities, yet still preserving the architectural characteristics that make it so special.

We’re in luck because this week’s open house tour features some of the most picturesque homes in Back Bay, available now.

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1. 398 Beacon Street, #3F

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398 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,699,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,533

The pitch: “This floor-through unit is a  two-bedroom plus den with both city and water views.”

2. 282 Commonwealth Avenue, #109

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282 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $1,489,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,106

The pitch: “This parlor level unit has a grand private entrance, two fireplaces, and detailed woodwork throughout.”

3. 250 Commonwealth Avenue, #12

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250 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,099,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,008

The pitch: “This southeast facing home has a pristine fireplace in an oversized living room graced with three windows complemented by plantation shutters, classic built-ins, and shiny hardwood floors.”

4. 333 Beacon Street, #4

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333 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,575,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,300

The pitch: “This home features a wide living area with hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplace and four large windows across the front of the building.”

5. 167 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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167 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,399,000

Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,243

The pitch: “This unit features original wood paneled living room overlooking Commonwealth Ave Mall and is on the sunny side of Commonwealth Ave.”

6. 234 Beacon Street, #1A

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234 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,150,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 920

The pitch: “On the corner of Beacon and Dartmouth, this duplex unit has a level dedicated to the master suite. It also comes with a garage parking space on-site.”

7. 206 Beacon Street

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206 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $2,199,000

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 2,007

The pitch: “Overlooking the Charles River, this parlor level home has many architectural details like a fresco on the ceiling.”

8. 26 Yarmouth Street, #1

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26 Yarmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,399,000

Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,779

The pitch: “This home features high ceilings, crown moldings, and a bow-front window and has a private brick patio walks out to two car tandem parking area.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers, who are linked to where possible.

1. 398 Beacon Street, #3F

398 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,699,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,533

The pitch: “This floor-through unit is a  two-bedroom plus den with both city and water views.”

398 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 282 Commonwealth Avenue, #109

282 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $1,489,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,106

The pitch: “This parlor level unit has a grand private entrance, two fireplaces, and detailed woodwork throughout.”

282 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

3. 250 Commonwealth Avenue, #12

250 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $1,099,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,008

The pitch: “This southeast facing home has a pristine fireplace in an oversized living room graced with three windows complemented by plantation shutters, classic built-ins, and shiny hardwood floors.”

250 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

4. 333 Beacon Street, #4

333 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,575,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,300

The pitch: “This home features a wide living area with hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplace and four large windows across the front of the building.”

333 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

5. 167 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

167 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,399,000

Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,243

The pitch: “This unit features original wood paneled living room overlooking Commonwealth Ave Mall and is on the sunny side of Commonwealth Ave.”

167 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

6. 234 Beacon Street, #1A

234 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,150,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 920

The pitch: “On the corner of Beacon and Dartmouth, this duplex unit has a level dedicated to the master suite. It also comes with a garage parking space on-site.”

234 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

7. 206 Beacon Street

206 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Price: $2,199,000

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 2,007

The pitch: “Overlooking the Charles River, this parlor level home has many architectural details like a fresco on the ceiling.”

206 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

8. 26 Yarmouth Street, #1

26 Yarmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $1,399,000

Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,779

The pitch: “This home features high ceilings, crown moldings, and a bow-front window and has a private brick patio walks out to two car tandem parking area.”

Note: All photos via listing brokers, who are linked to where possible.

26 Yarmouth St
Boston, MA 02116