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Old August 24th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #21
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I wish we had stuff like this in Columbus! I mean we have Rowhouses, but they are very plain.
Cincinnati is very beautiful.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #22
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Being from Europe I really like seeing this in NA , Great classic architecture. What age are they? 18 hundreds?
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Old February 6th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #23
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Old February 9th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #24
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Ahhhhh!!! I miss Boston! Thank's for posting HKskyline!
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #25
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I wish we had stuff like this in Columbus! I mean we have Rowhouses, but they are very plain.
at least you have rowhouses. Minneapolis has only a few scattered about
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:33 AM   #26
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Some of those houses look similar to ones you see in England but more upmarket. Victorian houses really do look alot better than the sort of buildings you see being built today for domestic use.
anything looks better than the suburban shit that gets thrown up nowadays
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Well, Back Bay is not really suburban-priced or built for such back then
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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #28
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WOW I love second Empire, but this stuff is AMAZING!!!!


Anyway, here are a couple

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Old July 11th, 2012, 04:49 AM   #29
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Gorgeous! It's like an English version of Montreal.
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Ive seen some go for as much as 3million +
They go for as much as $15-20 million for a full rowhouse. Many of these are carved into 2-3 smaller units that can sell from anywhere between $600,000 to $5 million. The ones along Louisburg Square in Beacon Hill are the most desirable, i.e. expensive.


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Old May 2nd, 2013, 08:02 PM   #31
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Beautiful townhouses in Boston!
I've a question for anyone that knows a bit of Boston's history:
Were houses like these originally built for/by wealthy people or were they typical houses for the middle class? I know they are expensive today but I'm wondering, if this has always been the case with these beautiful townhouses. I've visited New York and they also have some amazing townhomes over there. I've always wondered if these were typical homes back in the day, because compared with what is today the typical home for a middle class family there's no contest whatsoever. New York has a lot of these, and I don't think there were that many wealthy people at the turn of the century.
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Beautiful townhouses in Boston!
I've a question for anyone that knows a bit of Boston's history:
Were houses like these originally built for/by wealthy people or were they typical houses for the middle class? I know they are expensive today but I'm wondering, if this has always been the case with these beautiful townhouses. I've visited New York and they also have some amazing townhomes over there. I've always wondered if these were typical homes back in the day, because compared with what is today the typical home for a middle class family there's no contest whatsoever. New York has a lot of these, and I don't think there were that many wealthy people at the turn of the century.
Most of them were built as homes for the elite. Bit there are many very attractive buildings built in a similar style along Commonwealth Avenue and in individual residential neighborhoods that were, and are, middle class.

Beacon Hill and Back Bay are the upper crust neighborhoods and have been since they were first developed. They are very beautiful.
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Being from Europe I really like seeing this in NA , Great classic architecture. What age are they? 18 hundreds?
Yes, they were built during the 19th century. Back Bay was only a bay before it was developed for building.

I prefer the classical Federalist architecture on Beacon Hill (our version of Georgian). Back Bay has its share of beautiful Federalist buildings as well, as well as larger, more elaborate Victorian buildings.

But it is all beautiful. At Christmas on a snowy evening or or on an autumn afternoon it is wonderful.
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What about Brookline in Boston, I remember that area being quite attractive. The North End also had the most stylish Little Italy I've seen anywhere, that along with Melbourne's Little Italy in Carlton. Boston is a wonderful city.
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Yes, Brookline is a gem, and not that well known outside Boston.

The North End is definitely a place to go - marvelous food - and like most of Boston it is all within walking distance.

And I quite agree about Boston.
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