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South End open house tour: 5 options for under $800,000

Modern selections within classic buildings—what’s not to love?

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With all the new development happening around the South End, it’s hard to imagine that there’s any other type of housing available in the neighborhood.

This weekend’s open house tour proves there most definitely is, with heaping servings of classic brownstones. Best part? They are each asking under $800,000, which—believe it or not—can be cheap for the South End.

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1. 78 Berkeley Street, #5

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78 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $735,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 638

The pitch: “The unit features high ceilings with crown molding throughout, a wood burning fireplace, exposed brick and tall windows with ample natural light.”

2. 325 Columbus Avenue, #7

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325 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $689,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 734

The pitch: “Bright, south facing unit has bow window, hardwood floors, fireplace, and bedroom with dual closets.”

3. 535 Columbus Avenue, #9

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535 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $580,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 580

The pitch: “This corner unit has a desirable room layout, common roof deck, and access to an elevator.”

4. 469 Shawmut Avenue, #10

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469 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $599,900

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 600

The pitch: “This unit is located in a masionette with its own private patio and a common roof deck.”

5. 691 Massachusetts Avenue, #106

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691 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $799,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,084

The pitch: “There are two generous sized bedrooms with ample closet space and oversized windows throughout and a deeded garage parking space comes with the unit.”

Editor’s note: All photos via listing brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

1. 78 Berkeley Street, #5

78 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $735,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 638

The pitch: “The unit features high ceilings with crown molding throughout, a wood burning fireplace, exposed brick and tall windows with ample natural light.”

78 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 325 Columbus Avenue, #7

325 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

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

Price: $689,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 734

The pitch: “Bright, south facing unit has bow window, hardwood floors, fireplace, and bedroom with dual closets.”

325 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116

3. 535 Columbus Avenue, #9

535 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $580,000

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 580

The pitch: “This corner unit has a desirable room layout, common roof deck, and access to an elevator.”

535 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

4. 469 Shawmut Avenue, #10

469 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $599,900

Size: 1-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 600

The pitch: “This unit is located in a masionette with its own private patio and a common roof deck.”

469 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

5. 691 Massachusetts Avenue, #106

691 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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

Price: $799,000

Size: 2-BR, 1-BA

Square footage: 1,084

The pitch: “There are two generous sized bedrooms with ample closet space and oversized windows throughout and a deeded garage parking space comes with the unit.”

Editor’s note: All photos via listing brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

691 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118