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Weekend Open House Tour: the South End for Under $1.5M

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It's hard to find more housing-stock diversity in Boston than in the South End. The area has transformed from gritty to sparking in recent decades. Pretty soon we'll need a new name for the northeast corner that encompasses the Ink Block and the soon-to-be converted Flower Exchange building. True to its roots, hip and modern condo buildings coexist throughout the South End with classic brick brownstones, which is all so classic Boston.

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1. 1666 Washington Street, #1

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1666 Washington St #1
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Price: $1,500,000
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,722
The Pitch: “Original parlor level details remain; marble fireplace, original floors, mouldings, high ceilings and oversized windows. ”

2. 1688 Washington Street, #4

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1688 Washington St #4
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Monday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Price: $1,495,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,681
The Pitch: “Artfully executed design includes radius glass block walls, commercial-grade lighting, clean angles & niches, & multiple skylights.”

3. 1200 Washington Street, #321

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1200 Washington St #321
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $1,299,900
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,850
The Pitch: “Artist live/work loft in middle of SoWa features ample open space to make art and entertain.”

4. 31 Concord Square, #1

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31 Concord Square #1
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Price: $1,249,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,230
The Pitch: “Located on historic Concord Square, complete with working Victorian fountain, this stunning Philly-style duplex is a rare offering.”

5. 686 Tremont Street, #1

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686 Tremont St #1
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $1,100,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,215
The Pitch: “This richly finished two bedroom parlor/garden duplex is gleaming with elegant details, including two full marble baths, exposed brick, cherry hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and crown molding”

6. 40 Fay Street, #502

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40 Fay St #502
Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Price: $995,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 886
The Pitch: “This corner two bedrooms is rare with amazing city views and sunlight. Careful interior design and frameless oak pocket doors maximize space.”

1. 1666 Washington Street, #1

1666 Washington St #1, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Price: $1,500,000
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,722
The Pitch: “Original parlor level details remain; marble fireplace, original floors, mouldings, high ceilings and oversized windows. ”

1666 Washington St #1
Boston, MA 02118

2. 1688 Washington Street, #4

1688 Washington St #4, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Monday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Price: $1,495,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,681
The Pitch: “Artfully executed design includes radius glass block walls, commercial-grade lighting, clean angles & niches, & multiple skylights.”

1688 Washington St #4
Boston, MA 02118

3. 1200 Washington Street, #321

1200 Washington St #321, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $1,299,900
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,850
The Pitch: “Artist live/work loft in middle of SoWa features ample open space to make art and entertain.”

1200 Washington St #321
Boston, MA 02118

4. 31 Concord Square, #1

31 Concord Square #1, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Price: $1,249,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,230
The Pitch: “Located on historic Concord Square, complete with working Victorian fountain, this stunning Philly-style duplex is a rare offering.”

31 Concord Square #1
Boston, MA 02118

5. 686 Tremont Street, #1

686 Tremont St #1, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $1,100,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,215
The Pitch: “This richly finished two bedroom parlor/garden duplex is gleaming with elegant details, including two full marble baths, exposed brick, cherry hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and crown molding”

686 Tremont St #1
Boston, MA 02118

6. 40 Fay Street, #502

40 Fay St #502, Boston, MA 02118

Open House: Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Price: $995,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 886
The Pitch: “This corner two bedrooms is rare with amazing city views and sunlight. Careful interior design and frameless oak pocket doors maximize space.”

40 Fay St #502
Boston, MA 02118