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Back Bay open house tour: 6 options in the tony enclave this Memorial Day Weekend

Most of these homes run to north of $1 million—no big surprise for Back Bay

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These traditional Back Bay homes offer the best of both worlds: Classic details with modern upgrades. Who said you can’t have it all? For a price—though two options are under $1 million (which is something for Back Bay) and one is under $500,000.

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1. 566 Commonwealth Avenue, #1105

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566 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Open house: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Price: $429,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 789

The pitch: “Classic parquet floors throughout and floor to ceiling windows open up to a private balcony in this Kenmore Tower Co-op.”

2. 4 Charlesgate East, #704

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4 Charlesgate E
Boston, MA 02215

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

Price: $949,900

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 935

The pitch: “Located on the top floor of the Charlesgate, this building has an architecturally significant facade, ornate lobby, a common courtyard, and roofdeck.”

3. 435 Marlborough Street, #4

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435 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $1,100,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 786

The pitch: “This unit was recently renovated with a designer kitchen, oversized master bedroom suite, and built-in details.”

4. 333 Commonwealth Avenue, #3

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333 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $1,495,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,405

The pitch: “Located on the first level of the former Hotel Lafayette, this front-facing unit is located on the sunny side of Commonwealth.”

5. 373 Marlborough Street, #3

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373 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $1,100,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 896

The pitch: “This home occupies the entire floor of the building to accommodate a dining room, study, and large living room which is open to the kitchen.”

6. 173 Beacon Street, #6

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173 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $1,375,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,292

The pitch: “This floor through home has high ceilings, original fireplace, and skylights and is located on the second block of Beacon Street.”

1. 566 Commonwealth Avenue, #1105

566 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Open house: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Price: $429,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 789

The pitch: “Classic parquet floors throughout and floor to ceiling windows open up to a private balcony in this Kenmore Tower Co-op.”

566 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

2. 4 Charlesgate East, #704

4 Charlesgate E, Boston, MA 02215

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

Price: $949,900

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 935

The pitch: “Located on the top floor of the Charlesgate, this building has an architecturally significant facade, ornate lobby, a common courtyard, and roofdeck.”

4 Charlesgate E
Boston, MA 02215

3. 435 Marlborough Street, #4

435 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $1,100,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 786

The pitch: “This unit was recently renovated with a designer kitchen, oversized master bedroom suite, and built-in details.”

435 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

4. 333 Commonwealth Avenue, #3

333 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $1,495,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,405

The pitch: “Located on the first level of the former Hotel Lafayette, this front-facing unit is located on the sunny side of Commonwealth.”

333 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

5. 373 Marlborough Street, #3

373 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $1,100,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 896

The pitch: “This home occupies the entire floor of the building to accommodate a dining room, study, and large living room which is open to the kitchen.”

373 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

6. 173 Beacon Street, #6

173 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $1,375,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,292

The pitch: “This floor through home has high ceilings, original fireplace, and skylights and is located on the second block of Beacon Street.”

173 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116