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Back Bay open house tour: 8 options for under $800,000

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There might not be anything more quintessentially Boston than an autumn stroll through Back Bay to the Public Garden.

Head over there this weekend to check out these homes, which range from modern contemporaries to ones with serious historic credits. Best part? All are retailing for under $800,000, which is cheap for Back Bay.

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1. 31 Massachusetts Avenue, #3-1

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31 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $749,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 732

The pitch: “Renovated and bright, this condo features built-ins, high ceilings, large rooms, hardwood floors and, a full size in-unit washer and dryer.”

2. 325 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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325 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $525,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 524

The pitch: “Traditional garden level front studio with original wood paneling and molding with a full updated modern kitchen.”

3. 295-297 Beacon Street, #3

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295 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

Price: $725,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 708

The pitch: “Located on the parlor level, this parlor level condo is located in a converted hotel with elevator and common roof deck.”

4. 231 West Newton Street, #4

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231 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $739,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 727

The pitch: “Located on the border of the Back Bay and the South End, this second floor one-bed overlooks the Southwest Corridor Path at Sparrow Park with loads of light.”

5. 255 Beacon Street, #2

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255 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Price: $649,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 661

The pitch: “This corner unit features an entry foyer, separate galley kitchen, and a living room with fireplace.”

6. 204 Beacon Street, #4R

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204 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $600,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 503

The pitch: “Located on the fourth floor, this studio home has views of the Charles River and charming  features such as brick walls, detailed fireplace, and wide plank wood floors.”

7. 119 Marlborough Street, #3

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119 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Price: $799,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 630

The pitch: “This front facing parlor level home is located on a prime block on Marlborough Street and features 12 feet ceilings, antique parquet wood floors throughout, detailed fireplace mantel, and thick moldings.”

8. 119 Marlborough Street, #8

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119 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 1:30-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $639,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 560

The pitch: “Located on the sunny side of Marlborough Street, this unit has high ceilings, wood floors, and plenty of natural light.”

Editor’s note: All photos via listing brokerages or brokers, which are linked to where possible.

1. 31 Massachusetts Avenue, #3-1

31 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $749,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 732

The pitch: “Renovated and bright, this condo features built-ins, high ceilings, large rooms, hardwood floors and, a full size in-unit washer and dryer.”

31 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115

2. 325 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

325 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $525,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 524

The pitch: “Traditional garden level front studio with original wood paneling and molding with a full updated modern kitchen.”

325 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

3. 295-297 Beacon Street, #3

295 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

Price: $725,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 708

The pitch: “Located on the parlor level, this parlor level condo is located in a converted hotel with elevator and common roof deck.”

295 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

4. 231 West Newton Street, #4

231 W Newton St, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $739,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 727

The pitch: “Located on the border of the Back Bay and the South End, this second floor one-bed overlooks the Southwest Corridor Path at Sparrow Park with loads of light.”

231 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02116

5. 255 Beacon Street, #2

255 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Price: $649,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 661

The pitch: “This corner unit features an entry foyer, separate galley kitchen, and a living room with fireplace.”

255 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

6. 204 Beacon Street, #4R

204 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $600,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 503

The pitch: “Located on the fourth floor, this studio home has views of the Charles River and charming  features such as brick walls, detailed fireplace, and wide plank wood floors.”

204 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

7. 119 Marlborough Street, #3

119 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Price: $799,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 630

The pitch: “This front facing parlor level home is located on a prime block on Marlborough Street and features 12 feet ceilings, antique parquet wood floors throughout, detailed fireplace mantel, and thick moldings.”

119 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

8. 119 Marlborough Street, #8

119 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 1:30-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $639,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 560

The pitch: “Located on the sunny side of Marlborough Street, this unit has high ceilings, wood floors, and plenty of natural light.”

Editor’s note: All photos via listing brokerages or brokers, which are linked to where possible.

119 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116