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South End open house tour: 8 options for over $1 million

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There’s so much action happening in the South End, it soon might be unrecognizable.

For now, the brick Victorian townhomes that dominate much of the neighborhood still have plenty of appeal, as sales that trend upward of and over $1 million evidence.

For that kind of money, what could you get? This weekend’s open house tour will show you what kind of luxuries await in that price range, including a private octagonal observatory at 411 Shawmut Avenue.

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1. 521 Shawmut Avenue, #2

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521 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $2,099,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 2,315
The Pitch: “Enter to the dramatic front-to-back living/dining/kitchen with corner exposure, high ceilings, and 7” oak floors throughout.”

2. 316 Shawmut Avenue, #2

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316 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $1,999,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,535
The Pitch: “This ultra luxurious home is part of a newly constructed building behind a historic brownstone facade, creating a large floor plate with open exposure on three sides.”

3. 46 Concord Square, #1

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46 Concord Square
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $1,695,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,648
The Pitch: “This exceptional duplex delivers a perfect combination of location, optimal floor plan, and private patio and parking access.”

4. 1200 Washington Street, #218

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1200 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Price: $1,650,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 2,086
The Pitch: “Extremely rare corner unit on one level,flooded with light with walls of windows, and 12’ ceilings.”

5. 411 Shawmut Avenue, #8

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411 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.
Price: $1,439,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,784
The Pitch: “Lay claim to this iconic south and west facing penthouse triplex crowned by beautiful copper clad octagonal cupola with impressive views of Blackstone Square and beyond.”

6. 21 Father Francis Gilday Street, #102

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21 Father Francis Gilday St
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $1,350,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,427
The Pitch: “The first floor boasts an expansive living/dining room combination with high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and floor-to-ceiling windows.”

7. 700 Harrison Avenue, #504

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690-700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Friday, 5-6; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $1,100,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,184
The Pitch: “Enter through a welcoming gallery hallway with a coat closet and a stacked slate feature wall that wraps around into the kitchen as a backsplash.”

8. 56 Clarendon Street, #1

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56 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $1,099,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,140
The Pitch: “The building was built in 1998 with four townhouse-like units all with direct entry perfect for those with a baby carriage, groceries or a distaste for stairs.”

1. 521 Shawmut Avenue, #2

521 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $2,099,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 2,315
The Pitch: “Enter to the dramatic front-to-back living/dining/kitchen with corner exposure, high ceilings, and 7” oak floors throughout.”

521 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

2. 316 Shawmut Avenue, #2

316 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $1,999,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,535
The Pitch: “This ultra luxurious home is part of a newly constructed building behind a historic brownstone facade, creating a large floor plate with open exposure on three sides.”

316 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

3. 46 Concord Square, #1

46 Concord Square, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $1,695,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,648
The Pitch: “This exceptional duplex delivers a perfect combination of location, optimal floor plan, and private patio and parking access.”

46 Concord Square
Boston, MA 02118

4. 1200 Washington Street, #218

1200 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Price: $1,650,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 2,086
The Pitch: “Extremely rare corner unit on one level,flooded with light with walls of windows, and 12’ ceilings.”

1200 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

5. 411 Shawmut Avenue, #8

411 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.
Price: $1,439,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,784
The Pitch: “Lay claim to this iconic south and west facing penthouse triplex crowned by beautiful copper clad octagonal cupola with impressive views of Blackstone Square and beyond.”

411 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

6. 21 Father Francis Gilday Street, #102

21 Father Francis Gilday St, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $1,350,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,427
The Pitch: “The first floor boasts an expansive living/dining room combination with high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and floor-to-ceiling windows.”

21 Father Francis Gilday St
Boston, MA 02118

7. 700 Harrison Avenue, #504

690-700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Friday, 5-6; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $1,100,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,184
The Pitch: “Enter through a welcoming gallery hallway with a coat closet and a stacked slate feature wall that wraps around into the kitchen as a backsplash.”

690-700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

8. 56 Clarendon Street, #1

56 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116

Open House: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $1,099,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,140
The Pitch: “The building was built in 1998 with four townhouse-like units all with direct entry perfect for those with a baby carriage, groceries or a distaste for stairs.”

56 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116