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Charlestown open house tour: 9 options for under $900,000

New-construction units mingle with 19th-century properties in one of our more eclectic open house tours in a while

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It turns out that Charlestown, one of Boston’s oldest neighborhood, has quite a few open houses this weekend where the retail price is under $900,000.

Some of these homes have been updated from their humble beginnings in the 1800s (or earlier!), and you’ll find a few new-construction ones sprinkled in too.

Some as well are near major Charlestown developments such as the Hood Park project, the Bunker Hill complex redevelopment, and the future museum and visitors center in the Navy Yard.

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1. 19-21 Short Street, #2

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19 Short St
Boston, MA 02129

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

Price: $795,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,386

The pitch: “This three-level townhome feels like a single-family home including a mudroom, juliet balcony, and oversized windows.”

2. 463 Rutherford Avenue, #306

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463 Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129

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

Price: $839,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,167

The pitch: “Recently built in 2015, this home comes with garage parkin and a common roof feck with skyline views.”

3. 11 Essex Street, #2

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11 Essex St
Charlestown, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Price: $799,000

Size: 3-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,115

The pitch: “Newly renovated, this duplex has a separate entrance and an open living room and dining room space connected to the state-of-the-art kitchen.”

4. 19 Tremont Street, #B

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19 Tremont St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $875,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,288

The pitch: “This corner-facing upper duplex home is located in a classic Charlestown home featuring moldings, center medallions, antique hardwood floors, and a double parlor.”

5. 48 Pleasant Street, #1

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48 Pleasant St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $849,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,534

The pitch: “Steps from Monument Square, this Victorian home has a formal fireplaced living room and an option to turn the second bedroom into a flexible entertaining space.”

6. 42 Eighth Street, #3507

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42 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $899,000

Size: 1-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,373

The pitch: “Penthouse triplex with custom built bar and an expansive private third floor roof deck.”

7. 56 Union Street, #2

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56 Union St
Charlestown, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Price: $879,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,335

The pitch: “This new conversion features a loft-like open layout with corner exposter and large scale windows.”

8. 56 Union Street, #1

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56 Union St
Charlestown, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Price: $829,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,230

The pitch: “The great room features a gas fireplace and custom chef’s kitchen, and a large island with bar seating.”

9. 45 Old Rutherford Avenue

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45 Old Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Price: $899,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 951

The pitch: “Built in 1794, this Wiley House is one of the oldest buildings in Charlestown and was renovated with all modern amenities.”

Editor’s note: All photos via listing brokerages.

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1. 19-21 Short Street, #2

19 Short St, Boston, MA 02129

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

Price: $795,000

Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 1,386

The pitch: “This three-level townhome feels like a single-family home including a mudroom, juliet balcony, and oversized windows.”

19 Short St
Boston, MA 02129

2. 463 Rutherford Avenue, #306

463 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129

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

Price: $839,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,167

The pitch: “Recently built in 2015, this home comes with garage parkin and a common roof feck with skyline views.”

463 Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129

3. 11 Essex Street, #2

11 Essex St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Price: $799,000

Size: 3-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,115

The pitch: “Newly renovated, this duplex has a separate entrance and an open living room and dining room space connected to the state-of-the-art kitchen.”

11 Essex St
Charlestown, MA 02129

4. 19 Tremont Street, #B

19 Tremont St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $875,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,288

The pitch: “This corner-facing upper duplex home is located in a classic Charlestown home featuring moldings, center medallions, antique hardwood floors, and a double parlor.”

19 Tremont St
Charlestown, MA 02129

5. 48 Pleasant Street, #1

48 Pleasant St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $849,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,534

The pitch: “Steps from Monument Square, this Victorian home has a formal fireplaced living room and an option to turn the second bedroom into a flexible entertaining space.”

48 Pleasant St
Charlestown, MA 02129

6. 42 Eighth Street, #3507

42 8th St, Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Price: $899,000

Size: 1-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,373

The pitch: “Penthouse triplex with custom built bar and an expansive private third floor roof deck.”

42 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

7. 56 Union Street, #2

56 Union St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Price: $879,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,335

The pitch: “This new conversion features a loft-like open layout with corner exposter and large scale windows.”

56 Union St
Charlestown, MA 02129

8. 56 Union Street, #1

56 Union St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Price: $829,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 1,230

The pitch: “The great room features a gas fireplace and custom chef’s kitchen, and a large island with bar seating.”

56 Union St
Charlestown, MA 02129

9. 45 Old Rutherford Avenue

45 Old Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129

Open house: Sunday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Price: $899,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 951

The pitch: “Built in 1794, this Wiley House is one of the oldest buildings in Charlestown and was renovated with all modern amenities.”

Editor’s note: All photos via listing brokerages.

45 Old Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129