Either-Or: A Pond-Front Plymouth Home vs. a Beacon Hill Condo

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a sizable Cape on the South Shore with an airy apartment near Boston Common.

Photos by Remark Visions (plymouth); courtesy of compass (boston)

109 Tamarack Road, PlymouthSale Price: $1,500,0005 Chestnut Street, #1, Boston
3,696 square feet
Asking Price
Days on Market
1,381 square feet

Spring has finally sprung in New England, and we’re training our sights on the great outdoors—and these two recently sold homes, both of which offer their new owners ample ways to soak up May’s glorious fresh air. Overlooking Great Herring Pond, the Cape-style abode in Plymouth boasts a private beach, not to mention a dock and a boathouse. There’s also a large stone patio off the home’s equally impressive great room, which features loft space, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and (of course) sweeping views of the surrounding property.

Back in Boston, outdoor living takes on new meaning on Beacon Hill, where the crown jewel of this two-bedroom apartment is the shared roof deck with Charles River views. What the unit lacks in square footage it more than makes up for with nearly 11-foot ceilings, a recently renovated kitchen with covetable counter space, and access to a landscaped courtyard—the perfect spot to bask in the breeze.