On the market: Condos with spa-style baths, in Roxbury and Cambridge

PROPERTY FEE $ 692 per month


LAST SOLD FOR $ 485,000 in 2005

BENEFITS This spacious third floor loft is located in a marble-clad building next to the Haley House Bakery Café on Nubian Square. The open living area has 3.50 m high ceilings, 2.40 m high windows, wooden floors and exposed bricks. The modern kitchen includes stone counters and a breakfast bar. Climb onto a majestic sleeping platform with a bamboo room divider and a custom-made wardrobe. Behind a linen cupboard, the bathroom is tiled with brown bricks and has a pair of sinks, shower heads on three walls, and natural light through a large window. A shared roof terrace offers a view of the skyline. The unit includes a cellar compartment and a parking space on an enclosed property. DISADVANTAGES No private outdoor area.

Melony Swasey, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-971-7080, goodbostonliving.com

Exterior view of 10 Williams Street # 33, Roxbury.

$ 925,000


Bathroom with tiled shower 31 Linnaean Street # 2, Cambridge.


PROPERTY FEE $ 909 per month


LAST SOLD FOR $ 478.00 in 2005

BENEFITS This property is on the first floor of a low-rise, light brown brick building dating from 1880 and is on a leafy road between Harvard and Porter Squares to the south. The entrance foyer opens to the large living and dining rooms, all with parquet floors, the latter with a built-in porcelain cupboard. The remodeled kitchen has custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, plus a washer and dryer hidden beneath the solid surface. A long hallway leads to the bedroom in the background; On the way, the bathroom has a spacious shower cubicle with mosaic tiles, bathtub, bench and steam shower. The condominium fee includes heat and hot water, plus storage and community gardens. CONS No off-street parking; high condominium fee.

Emma Guardia, Compass, 617-276-2512, emmaguardia.com

31 Linnaean Street # 2, Cambridge.31 Linnaean Street # 2, Cambridge.

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