Given the seemingly ceaseless astronomical cost of housing in Boston—homes for no more than $200,000 are far and few between, even regionally, for instance—perhaps it’s just time to buy a plot of land?
This 115-year-old house does come with two sunrooms, including one tucked away on the second floor of the sprawling, woody pile. What say you re: the price? Take a look around and then take your best guess.
Our latest Curbed Comparisons tackles the half-million market in places such as Dorchester, Back Bay, and Jamaica Plain. What’s it command? The short answer is: It depends. The long answer is after the jump.
The 3,250-square-foot, 15-room 9 Wren Street unfolds over three finished floors and includes the potential for six bedrooms. There’s also a large yard and plenty of vestiges of the house’s 1907 origins.
Trump will earn $400,000 annually once he swears the inaugural oath in late January. How far does that amount go in the Boston housing market? Surprisingly far, according to our latest Curbed Comparisons.
Boston is one of the few cities in America where $700,000 is not all that much to spend on a home. What, exactly, does that sum score nowadays? At least two bedrooms and sometimes brand-new construction. Come along on our latest Curbed Comparisons.
'Tis not easy for a house to stand out architecturally in Boston because the city is home to centuries of design trends. Yet, here we have five recent listings—all available at once—that do just that. Come along.
The 1,428-square-foot house at 14 Hackensack Circle dropped on the sales market on Aug. 19 for $687,000. Its price quickly came down, and the 3-BR, 2.5-BA spread that had been in the same family nearly 60 years just closed.
The 2,544-square-foot Victorian at 21 Meredith Street offers blockbuster space for not such a blockbuster price. How much space? All the way to a built-out third floor with a large bedroom and a full bathroom.
Colonials abound in the Boston area, some more interesting than others. These four include a deliberate embrace of early-19th-century bones, a gut renovation, and a melding with modern design following another thorough renovation.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from this heatwave, it is that outdoor space is paramount. Luckily, West Roxbury is offering up an assortment of outdoor (and indoor) spaces suited to fit large parties comfortably. Each costs under $700,000.
The bones of the house at 63 Johnson Street are nearly two centuries old, and the sellers have kept the early-19th-century vibe very much alive. The newly listed spread includes barn-board-walls and a barn out back.
The 124-year-old house at 38 Stratford Street dropped in mid-March, stunning everybody with its wraparound porch, five fireplaces, and double-wide parlor. Its asking price turned out to be right on the money.
'Tis no secret that Boston is experiencing a major building boom. Dorms, hotels, apartments—you name it, the city's got 'em coming. Some will surely prove more transformative than others, however. This map runs down those projects.
It's no secret that Boston is one of the most expensive housing markets in North America. But! There are decent places to be had for reasonable prices. In fact, there are at least 11 condos for sale right now in the city for under $200,000.
Craving your space to spread out in a single family home, while not sacrificing convenience to the city? West Roxbury might be your answer. Colonials and free standing homes are the themes for this week's open house. Remember, it's free to look.
A developer has proposed replacing a former gas station with a 20-unit complex. Not too ground-shaking, right? Except that the proposal comes on the heels of the city green-lighting another 20-unit apartment complex in the neighborhood.
The 13-room, 3,040-square-foot Queen Anne Victorian at 12 Ruskin Street in Roslindale's archrival has been in the same family for two generation. It's up for sale now, offering among its treats a two-story turret, a library, and two covered porches.
The 20-unit Allandale Residences proved to be too big for some locals, who also objected to its potential impact on Allandale Woods. The project does claim to be the first entirely net-zero energy and LEED Platinum project of its kind in Boston.
In a city where $500,000 can seem a deal, there are several options for less than half that. Not surprisingly, perhaps, they are mostly clustered in a handful of neighborhoods away from the city center.