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8 Charlestown open house options where modernity mixes with history

Most for under $1M

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Charlestown’s real estate is reminiscent of Boston’s past, but the neighborhood’s housing stock still manages to keep pace with today's standard of living.

The eight selections in this weekend’s open house tour have recently been renovated or built, offering modern amenities with the historical charm for which Charlestown is known.

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1. 272 Bunker Hill Street, #1

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272 Bunker Hill St
Boston, MA 02129

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

Price: $749,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,144

The pitch: “This rowhouse duplex offers a custom cherry kitchen that leads out to a spacious deck and a king-sized master with access to the private yard.”

2. 197 Eighth Street, #628

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197 8th St
Boston, MA 02129

Open house: Saturday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $859,900

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,120

The pitch: “This home features expansive living space, dining and solarium overlooking a park with views of the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution.”

3. 14 Belmont Street

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14 Belmont St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $875,000

Size: 4-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,800

The pitch: “Recently renovated in 2017, this single family provides custom finishes and detail throughout.”

4. 1-3 Albion Place, #2

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3 Albion Pl
Boston, MA 02129

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $899,900

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,787

The pitch: “This penthouse duplex has three exposures and a huge open concept living area.”

5. 31 Essex Street, #1

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31 Essex St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $749,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,590

The pitch: “Complete renovations were done with high end finishes and attention to fine detail. The eat-in kitchen has custom cabinets and granite countertops.”

6. 31 Essex Street, #2

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31 Essex St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $949,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,620

The pitch: “This penthouse condo located on a gas lit street has been completely renovated with high-end finishes.”

7. 47 Chestnut Street, #1

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47 Chestnut St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $1,715,000

Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 2,100

The pitch: “Located off of Monument Square, this recently renovated duplex has its own deck and courtyard and features pristine design elements.”

8. 47 Chestnut Street, #2

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47 Chestnut St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $1,839,000

Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 2,155

The pitch: “Enjoy skyline and harbor views from a private roofdeck of this renovated smart home.”

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1. 272 Bunker Hill Street, #1

272 Bunker Hill St, Boston, MA 02129

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

Price: $749,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,144

The pitch: “This rowhouse duplex offers a custom cherry kitchen that leads out to a spacious deck and a king-sized master with access to the private yard.”

272 Bunker Hill St
Boston, MA 02129

2. 197 Eighth Street, #628

197 8th St, Boston, MA 02129

Open house: Saturday, 2-3 p.m.

Price: $859,900

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,120

The pitch: “This home features expansive living space, dining and solarium overlooking a park with views of the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution.”

197 8th St
Boston, MA 02129

3. 14 Belmont Street

14 Belmont St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $875,000

Size: 4-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,800

The pitch: “Recently renovated in 2017, this single family provides custom finishes and detail throughout.”

14 Belmont St
Charlestown, MA 02129

4. 1-3 Albion Place, #2

3 Albion Pl, Boston, MA 02129

Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $899,900

Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA

Square footage: 1,787

The pitch: “This penthouse duplex has three exposures and a huge open concept living area.”

3 Albion Pl
Boston, MA 02129

5. 31 Essex Street, #1

31 Essex St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $749,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,590

The pitch: “Complete renovations were done with high end finishes and attention to fine detail. The eat-in kitchen has custom cabinets and granite countertops.”

31 Essex St
Charlestown, MA 02129

6. 31 Essex Street, #2

31 Essex St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $949,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,620

The pitch: “This penthouse condo located on a gas lit street has been completely renovated with high-end finishes.”

31 Essex St
Charlestown, MA 02129

7. 47 Chestnut Street, #1

47 Chestnut St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $1,715,000

Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 2,100

The pitch: “Located off of Monument Square, this recently renovated duplex has its own deck and courtyard and features pristine design elements.”

47 Chestnut St
Charlestown, MA 02129

8. 47 Chestnut Street, #2

47 Chestnut St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $1,839,000

Size: 3-BR, 3.5-BA

Square footage: 2,155

The pitch: “Enjoy skyline and harbor views from a private roofdeck of this renovated smart home.”

47 Chestnut St
Charlestown, MA 02129