Magazine

On the Block

For sale: City condos with character

Industrial chic in Hyde Park and classic charm in Roslindale.

1391 HYDE PARK AVENUE, UNIT E / HYDE PARK

$420,000

SQUARE FEET 1,500

CONDO FEE $235 per month (includes water, sewer, master insurance, security)

Advertisement

BEDROOMS 1

BATHS 1 full, 1 half

Get Today's Headlines in your inbox:
The day's top stories delivered every morning.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

LAST SOLD FOR $280,000 in 2007

PROS This quirky 2005 loft — one of seven condos in a 1950 structure previously used by a building supply company — shouts industrial chic, from its metal front door to its concrete floors to the exposed pipes running along the 18-foot-tall ceilings. The 54-foot-long lower level is open and flexible, consisting of a kitchen, half bath, and ample dining/living space. An operable garage door overlooks Mother Brook. Floating stairs lead to a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and direct access to a private rooftop deck. A catwalk that wraps around the upper level leads to a space currently used as a closet, but which could be converted to an open second bedroom. CONS The unit’s deeded parking spot is in a lot across the street.

Larry Lawfer, YourStories Realty Group With Keller Williams, 617-774-8292, yourstoriesrealty.com

64 COHASSET STREET, UNIT 2 / ROSLINDALE

$479,000

SQUARE FEET 1,637

Advertisement

CONDO FEE $240 per month (estimated — includes master insurance, exterior maintenance, snow removal)

BEDROOMS 3

BATHS 2 full

LAST SOLD FOR First time on market

PROS This two-level new conversion of an 1885 two-family sits a few minutes’ walk from Roslindale Village’s stores, restaurants, and commuter station. The open main floor, which boasts gleaming hardwood floors, includes a living room with bay windows and a stone-faced gas fireplace. The dining room flows into a kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a wine cooler in the center island. A door off the kitchen opens onto a small deck with steps to a shared backyard. A bedroom and full bathroom with shower complete the main floor. Upstairs, there’s a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and the shared hall bathroom has marble countertops, double sinks, and a bathtub. CONS The secondary bedroom upstairs has low, sloped ceilings and a narrow closet.

Mary Forde, Insight Realty Group, 617-823-3146, maryforde.com

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.