Either-Or: A Nature-Filled Natick Home vs. a Luxe Condo on Flagship Wharf

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a sprawling MetroWest pad with a posh Charlestown penthouse.

Justin Hebert of Residential Properties (Natick); Jack Vatcher Photography (Charlestown)

27 Indian Rock Road, NatickSale Price: $1,525,000197 Eighth Street, #11, Charlestown
5,657 square feet
Asking Price
Days on Market
1,703 square feet

Whether you’re living in the city or the ’burbs, there’s nothing like a summer day spent lounging outside. The new owners of this custom home in Natick will surely enjoy relaxing on their wraparound deck overlooking Nonesuch Pond, which can be used for kayaking, fishing, or swimming during the warmer months. Should they choose to retreat indoors when temperatures fall, a glass-walled great room offers sights of the water year-round, as do the floor-to-ceiling windows in the first-floor primary suite.

About 18 miles away in Charlestown, the residents of this luxury penthouse can stroll onto their balcony for Boston Harbor panoramas. While their suburban counterparts have more than an acre of land to gaze upon, to say nothing of their significantly larger indoor living space, the city condo compensates for less greenery and square footage with convenience: Who needs suburban strip malls when you have a gym, a salon, and a café all within the building?