Either-Or: A Maine Ski Chalet vs. a Downtown Luxury Condo

Two listings. The same price. What’s worth it?

All Photographs by Kirk Erickson (Blizzard Drive, left); Anfuso Imaging (Avery Street, right)

30 Blizzard Drive, Newry, Maine $699,000 3 Avery Street, #302, Boston

3,450 square feet
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3.5
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811 square feet
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Where’s the best place to hole up when the temperatures drop: smack dab in the middle of the city, so you can dart home from work without driving through freezing rain, or in a ski chalet up north, to fully embrace the cold on the snow-dusted slopes?

That decision comes down to two homes on the market for $699,000—one downtown, and the other in a winter wonderland three hours north. Part of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, the one-bedroom condo near Boston Common boasts a spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a sleek galley-style kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinets.

But in Newry, Maine, a sprawling chalet at Sunday River ski resort offers more than four times the amount of space, plus views of the Mahoosuc Range. The home is the perfect jumping-off point for winter adventures of all kinds. Except, that is, ice-skating on the Frog Pond—for that privilege, you’ll have to pay $862 per square foot.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com


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