Boston’s real estate market is booming, and gorgeous properties can be found on every corner. But how far exactly does your money get you? We’re comparing three Back Bay properties all priced around $8 million to show how much bang you can get for your buck.

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381 Beacon Street

This single-family home truly has it all: historic charm, modern amenities and an enviable location. Impeccable craftsmanship is displayed in every nook and cranny, as this home built in 1869 still maintains many of its original details. Expect to find plenty of entertaining space (think a billiards room and formal living room with gorgeous oversize bay windows and an expansive rooftop deck) as well as an extremely private primary suite. Generously sized and luxuriously outfitted, this architecturally significant home presents a once–in–a–lifetime opportunity for the discerning buyer. Tracy Campion, Campion & Company, 617.203.6176,

314 Commonwealth Avenue, PH


The conveniences of city living and Boston’s historic charm seamlessly meld at the famous Burrage Mansion, with the 314 Commonwealth Avenue penthouse as the crowning jewel. A gorgeous white stone facade and jaw-dropping lobby complete with stained glass windows lead the way to this sprawling 4,758-square-foot condo bathed in natural light. The unit’s open floor plan allows the minimalist design to shine. The real star of the show? The expansive rooftop deck with a gas grill, hot tub and direct access to the generously sized primary suite. Your urban oasis awaits! George Sarkis and Manny Sarkis, Douglas Elliman, 781.603.8702,

54 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 3/4

We don’t know which is more appealing in this classically beautiful and incredibly luxurious townhome: the square footage or the location. Featuring wide hallways, spacious rooms and a location just two blocks from the Public Garden, this home wows in every way. Stunning marble floors span throughout the home, with a dramatic entry gallery and huge great room with a beautiful fireplace and views of Commonwealth Avenue Mall providing everything needed for hosting. The cherry on top? The storage is incredible! Leena Agnihotri, Compass, 617.331.2647,

Whether you prefer tons of square footage, historic charm or unmatched outdoor space, these on-the-market Back Bay properties are rare opportunities. Let us know which is your favorite!