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South Boston Victorian is rich in character

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

769 East Fourth St., South Boston

Built: 1890

Price: $899,000

Rooms: 8


Bedrooms: 5

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Baths: 2 full

Style: Victorian

Square feet: 4,175

The St. Patrick’s Day parade winds past this mansard Victorian where many of the original features of this Gilded Age mansion remain, including the richly dark wainscoting and trim. The large living room has 12-foot ceilings, original white fireplace mantle, and refinished, but original oak flooring. Sliding pocket doors of original oak connect to the equally large dining room with cherry fireplace mantle, chandelier, and crown and ceiling moldings.


Between the kitchen and the living room is a full bath with whirlpool tub. The kitchen is modern, with a breakfast counter and tall cabinets. The master on the second floor accommodates a king bed and has decent closet space. The full bath is a showered tub. The third floor is a one-bedroom multigenerational suite with kitchenette, a separate entrance, but no bath. The finished basement includes a craft table with shelving, a weight room, a work room, and storage. There is a brick patio in the fenced yard.

Listing broker Mike Sullivan of Meridian Realty Group in Boston is holding an open house Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.