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Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood by area, produced some of the city’s most gobsmacking listings this year. Let’s dive right in with a Grampian Way colonial that all but defines “quaint.”54 Grampian Way

There is a sale pending for the 5-BR, 2-BA colonial at 54 Grampian Way, which was last asking $899,000—after an initial listing in August at the rather precise tag of $997,999. (There’s a sale pending.)

The spread is gorgeously generous with its historical details. Chief among these is the living room’s stone fireplace, which went up with the rest of the house in 1885.
60 Ocean Street

The shingle-style pile at 60 Ocean Street in Dorchester’s Ashmont section dropped on the sales market through Re/Max Destiny in the fall for $1,750,000.

Sixty Ocean is actually two properties on a single half-acre atop Ashmont Hill: a more than 4,300-square-foot mansion and a converted carriage house of approximately 1,300 square feet.

Edwin J. Lewis designed both parts of 60 Ocean in the 1890s, and many details of that genesis remain, starting with the main house’s grand entry foyer and its staircase. The estate was originally constructed and owned as a package, an arrangement that continued into the 21st century.

It looks, though, that the spread will not go to a single buyer this go-round. The sellers apparently want to divide mansion from carriage house.
61 Alban Street

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