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For sale: Condos in Back Bay and South Boston

These two-bedroom homes boast views of the Boston skyline.

178 DORCHESTER STREET, UNIT 3 / SOUTH BOSTON

  • $599,000

  • SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,417

  • BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full

  • ASSOCIATION FEE $148 per month

  • LAST SOLD FOR $435,000 in 2009

  • PROS The windowed bump-out in this two-floor penthouse condo frames a breathtaking view of the Boston skyline surpassed only by the panoramic perspective from the top-floor family room. This floor, with its wet bar and private roof deck, is perfect for entertaining. All other rooms are in the level below: The kitchen gleams with granite counters and stainless appliances in an open-concept layout that includes a living room with a gas fireplace; the master suite fits a king-size bed comfortably, has a walk-in closet with custom shelving, and a bath with a big shower and tub. Rented parking for $200 a month is a five-minute walk. CONS The exterior trim needs sprucing up.

  • Jackie Rooney, Rooney Real Estate Inc., 617-645-5370, rooney-re.com


110 STUART STREET, UNIT 21G / BACK BAY

  • $2.35 MILLION

  • SQUARE FOOTAGE 1,872

  • BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 2 full, 1 half

  • ASSOCIATION FEE $2,133 per month

  • LAST SOLD FOR $1.62 million in 2011

  • PROS The smoky Venetian-plaster walls and crystal sconces in the foyer hint at the beauty around the corner in this stunning condo at the W hotel. The foyer opens to a commanding window-filled view that includes Beacon Hill and Boston Harbor. The custom-designed entertainment center, which blends into a living room pillar, doesn’t detract from the view. The grain-rich bamboo floors throughout much of the unit and the custom wall-length desk in the office are in keeping with the design’s modern, open concept. The hotel’s fitness center, valet parking, and 24-hour concierge are included in the fee. CONS Buyers may want a window blind in the second full bath.

  • Lili Banani, Coldwell Banker, Previews International, 617-796-7521, lilibanani.com

  • — Eileen McEleney Woods

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