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Bay Village open house tour: $1M and way up in Boston’s tiniest neighborhood

Quality over quantity

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Nestled between Back Bay and the South End, Bay Village is Boston’s smallest official neighborhood.

Surprisingly, the tiny enclave features some of the city’s mightiest historical architecture. Not surprisingly, homes here can command the same prices as in its more well-known neighbors.

This week’s tour takes you from a penthouse in a classic federal-style building with expansive windows to a multifamily home with original details ready for personalization.

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1. 11A Melrose Street, #3

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11A Melrose St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $2,595,000

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,880

The pitch: “This gut rehabbed penthouse triplex in a federalist building has 20 feet wall of south facing glass and unobstructed views and sunlight.”

2. 40 Isabella Street, #4W

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40 Isabella St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $1,495,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,290

The pitch: “Sunny south facing 4th floor home offers high ceilings, flexible floor plan with renovated kitchen opening up to a spacious living /dining area in an elevator building with two gated parking spots.”

3. 4 Lyndeboro Place

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4 Lyndeboro Pl
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $1,325,000

Size: 2 Units, 2 total beds

The pitch: “This two family home has an owners upper duplex with a large deck. The entry level studio makes a nice rental unit. It can also be converted into a four level single family home after renovations.”

4. 90 Broadway, #2C

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90 Broadway
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Price: $959,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 958

The pitch: “Enter to spacious living/dining room with huge bay window alcove and gleaming hardwood floors throughout.”

1. 11A Melrose Street, #3

11A Melrose St, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $2,595,000

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,880

The pitch: “This gut rehabbed penthouse triplex in a federalist building has 20 feet wall of south facing glass and unobstructed views and sunlight.”

11A Melrose St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 40 Isabella Street, #4W

40 Isabella St, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $1,495,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,290

The pitch: “Sunny south facing 4th floor home offers high ceilings, flexible floor plan with renovated kitchen opening up to a spacious living /dining area in an elevator building with two gated parking spots.”

40 Isabella St
Boston, MA 02116

3. 4 Lyndeboro Place

4 Lyndeboro Pl, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $1,325,000

Size: 2 Units, 2 total beds

The pitch: “This two family home has an owners upper duplex with a large deck. The entry level studio makes a nice rental unit. It can also be converted into a four level single family home after renovations.”

4 Lyndeboro Pl
Boston, MA 02116

4. 90 Broadway, #2C

90 Broadway, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Price: $959,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 958

The pitch: “Enter to spacious living/dining room with huge bay window alcove and gleaming hardwood floors throughout.”

90 Broadway
Boston, MA 02116