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6 Back Bay open houses this weekend, each asking under $800,000

It’s price versus space in one of the Boston area’s most desirable and historic neighborhoods

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Have money to burn for a pied-à-terre in an historic slice of Boston? Or are you hunting for a cozy place with easy access to just about everything? Look no further than Back Bay.

The catch: These condos range from 400 to 900 square feet, yet there is nothing small about their prices.

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1. 439 Marlborough Street, #31

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439 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $599,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 492 

The pitch: “This front-facing one-bedroom home on the third floor overlooks Marlborough Street and features oversized bay windows, refinished hardwood flooring, custom built-in bookshelves, fireplace, crown molding, and 9 feet ceilings.”

An empty living room with a bow window and a fireplace.

2. 388 Marlborough Street, #8

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388 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $679,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 538 

The pitch: “This fourth-floor penthouse was recently updated and features an open concept layout with a newly installed skylight with southern exposure and direct access to a private roof deck.”

A kitchen area with an island and a winding staircase is visible through an open door.

3. 401 Beacon Street, #A

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401 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $699,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 407 

The pitch: “Newly constructed, this gut renovation of an executive studio provides on-site garage parking, high-end kitchen and bath, and full concierge service.”

A bedroom with a bed and a couch.

4. 346 Beacon Street, #10

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346 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $739,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 557 

The pitch: “Located on the top floor, this unit has hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, an oversized skylight, and views of the city.”

An expansive, bright living room-dining room area with shelves and a table with chairs.

5. 197 Saint Botolph Street, #3

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197 St Botolph St
Boston, MA 02115

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

Price: $799,999

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 901 

The pitch: “Located on the Back Bay/South End line, this garden level unit features a sun room with wet bar and skylights that leads out to a private patio.”

One side of a kitchen with a door leading to a deck.

6. 166 Beacon Street, #1R

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166 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $625,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 626 

The pitch: “This condo is located one block from the Public Garden and steps to the Esplanade and offers views of the Charles River in a professionally managed brownstone.”

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

An expansive bedroom with a bed facing built-in shelves.

1. 439 Marlborough Street, #31

439 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115
An empty living room with a bow window and a fireplace.

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

Price: $599,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 492 

The pitch: “This front-facing one-bedroom home on the third floor overlooks Marlborough Street and features oversized bay windows, refinished hardwood flooring, custom built-in bookshelves, fireplace, crown molding, and 9 feet ceilings.”

439 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

2. 388 Marlborough Street, #8

388 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115
A kitchen area with an island and a winding staircase is visible through an open door.

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

Price: $679,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 538 

The pitch: “This fourth-floor penthouse was recently updated and features an open concept layout with a newly installed skylight with southern exposure and direct access to a private roof deck.”

388 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02115

3. 401 Beacon Street, #A

401 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02115
A bedroom with a bed and a couch.

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

Price: $699,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 407 

The pitch: “Newly constructed, this gut renovation of an executive studio provides on-site garage parking, high-end kitchen and bath, and full concierge service.”

401 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115

4. 346 Beacon Street, #10

346 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116
An expansive, bright living room-dining room area with shelves and a table with chairs.

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

Price: $739,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 557 

The pitch: “Located on the top floor, this unit has hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, an oversized skylight, and views of the city.”

346 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

5. 197 Saint Botolph Street, #3

197 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115
One side of a kitchen with a door leading to a deck.

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

Price: $799,999

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 901 

The pitch: “Located on the Back Bay/South End line, this garden level unit features a sun room with wet bar and skylights that leads out to a private patio.”

197 St Botolph St
Boston, MA 02115

6. 166 Beacon Street, #1R

166 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116
An expansive bedroom with a bed facing built-in shelves.

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

Price: $625,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 626 

The pitch: “This condo is located one block from the Public Garden and steps to the Esplanade and offers views of the Charles River in a professionally managed brownstone.”

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

166 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116