5 PAYNE STREET /DORCHESTER
SQUARE FEET 2,080
CONDO FEE $185 a month
BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 3 full, 1 half
LAST SOLD FOR $584,000 in 2015
PROS The first floor of this 2015 town house is almost entirely open: High ceilings soar over a large living room with a gas fireplace, dining area, and an upscale kitchen with stone counters and breakfast bar. A small balcony off the kitchen overlooks baseball fields and a playground, and a powder room is nearby. From the entry mudroom, a tall staircase leads to two bedrooms, each with en-suite full baths, plus a laundry room. A top-floor master suite has a walk-in closet and large bathroom with soaking tub, separate shower, and double vanity. Lower level includes one-car garage and storage. CONS An offer has been accepted on this home.
Peter Michaud, Coldwell Banker, 617-312-7022, Peter.Michaud@nemoves.com
53 GRAMPIAN WAY / DORCHESTER
SQUARE FEET 3,044
LOT SIZE 0.12 acre
BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 2 full
LAST SOLD FOR $522,500 in 2004
PROS This 1920 two-family perched “over the bridge” on Savin Hill boasts city skyline views from the second floor and backs up against Savin Hill Park. Both units have hardwood floors, three good-sized bedrooms, bowed living rooms, and formal dining rooms with coffered ceilings and built-in hutches. (Other antique details include decorative fireplaces, some ornate windows, and clawfoot tubs in the two full bathrooms.) The kitchens are nothing luxurious, but each has a big pantry with full-sized washer and dryer. Upstairs unit has front and back porches, and a walk-up attic. Driveway parking for one car. CONS An offer has been accepted on this home.
Kerry Dowlin, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-817-6602, KerryDowlin.com