158 COTTAGE STREET UNIT 4F / EAST BOSTON
SQUARE FEET 937
CONDO FEE $214 a month
BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1
LAST SOLD FOR $575,000 in 2018
PROS This two-level unit with hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings, and central air crowns a 1910 brick row house in Jeffries Point. Off the entry hall, find the bath and two closets. The open living area features recessed lighting and a wall of exposed brick; the galley kitchen at left features granite counters and a dining peninsula. There’s a bedroom off the living room. Up a staircase with exposed brick and wainscoting, the spacious and sunny primary bedroom features a skylight and walkout access to a private 300-square-foot roof deck with panoramic city views. There’s shared laundry and a private storage room in the basement. CONS You’ll have to earn the views by hiking up three flights of stairs.
Jamie Cholette, Boston Harbor Real Estate, 617-913-2958, bostonhre.com
1 NASSAU STREET #2204 / CHINATOWN
SQUARE FEET 1,749
CONDO FEE $1,500 a month
BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $1,185,000 in 2020
PROS Gut renovated in 2021, this two-level corner penthouse tops the Metropolitan building. Past a powder room, the kitchen has cadet blue cabinets, carrera marble counters and backsplash, and a pass-through breakfast bar above the farmers sink. Dark oak floors extend into the living and dining rooms, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Financial District; the wraparound balcony offers even more generous views. A spiral staircase surrounded by two-story windows leads up to a sunny landing, a bath with laundry, and a guest room with built-in Murphy bed and double closets. The primary bedroom includes a dressing room and bath with double step-in shower. CONS Sky-high condo fee.
O’Connor & Highland, Keller Williams Boston Metro, 781-789-7569, oconnorandhighland.com
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