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South End open house tour: 8 options under 1,000 square feet

As for price, none are more than $800,000

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Before micro-units became a buzzword earlier this decade, there were condos in the South End that fit the bill.

Case in point: These homes in our latest weekend open house tour, which range from 550 square feet to just under 1,000 square feet. What you lack in size, you can make up for by living in one of the most walkable and vibrant Boston neighborhoods.

If that’s a tradeoff you’re willing to make, these homes might be for you.

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1. 108 Chandler Street #2

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108 Chandler St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $799,900

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 687

The pitch: “This unit has a flexible layout that allows for a large bedroom with office/walk-in closet and kitchen/living/dining room, or use the office as a bedroom with a wall of closets and have a living and formal dining.”

2. 49 Warren Avenue, #G-1

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49 Warren Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $650,000

Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 546

The pitch: “This two-story ‘Philly-style’ home has a fireplace in the living room, garden area, and a half-bath.”

3. 40 Fay Street, #407

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40 Fay St
Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Price: $579,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 648

The pitch: “Located in the Gateway Terrace, this loft-style studio features high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and oversized windows.”

4. 501 Columbus Avenue, #1

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501 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $699,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 800

The pitch: “This unit has a private entrance with a large, fenced-in patio and a bonus semi-private storage area.”

5. 504 Massachusetts Avenue, #1

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504 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $799,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 990

The pitch: “The duplex floor plan has living areas on the parlor level including master bedroom and bath, living room, dining room, second full bath and sunken kitchen with new appliances and countertops.”

6. 493 Massachusetts Avenue, #2

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493 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 854

The pitch: “The corner unit features south, east and western exposure; a large open kitchen/living space with bow windows; and high ceilings and hardwood floors.”

7. 683 Massachusetts Avenue, #2

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683 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.

Price: $695,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 842

The pitch: “This parlor level home has turn of the century details including a fireplace, french doors, hardwood flooring, and high ceilings.”

8. 70-72 Northampton Street, #304

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70-72 Northampton St
Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Price: $469,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 711

The pitch: “Located in a mid-rise elevator building, this loft is a wide open space with a common roof deck.”

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

1. 108 Chandler Street #2

108 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $799,900

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 687

The pitch: “This unit has a flexible layout that allows for a large bedroom with office/walk-in closet and kitchen/living/dining room, or use the office as a bedroom with a wall of closets and have a living and formal dining.”

108 Chandler St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 49 Warren Avenue, #G-1

49 Warren Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Open house: Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Price: $650,000

Size: 1-BR, 1.5-BA

Square footage: 546

The pitch: “This two-story ‘Philly-style’ home has a fireplace in the living room, garden area, and a half-bath.”

49 Warren Ave
Boston, MA 02116

3. 40 Fay Street, #407

40 Fay St, Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Price: $579,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 648

The pitch: “Located in the Gateway Terrace, this loft-style studio features high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and oversized windows.”

40 Fay St
Boston, MA 02118

4. 501 Columbus Avenue, #1

501 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $699,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 800

The pitch: “This unit has a private entrance with a large, fenced-in patio and a bonus semi-private storage area.”

501 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

5. 504 Massachusetts Avenue, #1

504 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $799,000

Size: 2-BR, 2-BA

Square footage: 990

The pitch: “The duplex floor plan has living areas on the parlor level including master bedroom and bath, living room, dining room, second full bath and sunken kitchen with new appliances and countertops.”

504 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

6. 493 Massachusetts Avenue, #2

493 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Price: $479,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 854

The pitch: “The corner unit features south, east and western exposure; a large open kitchen/living space with bow windows; and high ceilings and hardwood floors.”

493 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

7. 683 Massachusetts Avenue, #2

683 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.

Price: $695,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 842

The pitch: “This parlor level home has turn of the century details including a fireplace, french doors, hardwood flooring, and high ceilings.”

683 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

8. 70-72 Northampton Street, #304

70-72 Northampton St, Boston, MA 02118

Open house: Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Price: $469,000

Size: 0-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 711

The pitch: “Located in a mid-rise elevator building, this loft is a wide open space with a common roof deck.”

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

70-72 Northampton St
Boston, MA 02118