Look at What $21,000 Per Month Can Get Me in Boston

…because I have some Boston friends in the market for some new property so figured we could all drown in our sorrows together.

Want to see what $21,000 per month can get you in Boston, MA? Then we'll compare it to my NYC apartment.  Have a look around...

Their Apartment:  One of the sitting rooms in this 4,856 sq foot brownstone.
My Apartment: 490 sq feet.

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Their Apartment:  Grand staircases that take you to 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
My Apartment: No staircases, studio apartment, 1 bathroom.

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Their Apartment: Exquisite designer professional kitchen.
My Apartment:  I have a kitchen.

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Their Apartment: Historic living sprawled out across three levels.
My Apartment: Homeless people sprawled out across three streets outside my apartment.

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Their Apartment: Your own personal bar that seats up to 15, comfortably.
My Apartment: No seats, so no one sits comfortably.  Bar across the street.

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Their Apartment:  Eat-in dining room with views of Comm Ave.
My Apartment:  Not even a kitchen table, so I eat on my couch and look towards a brick wall.

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Their Apartment:  So. Many. Levels.
My Apartment: Nothing. Is. Level.

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Their Apartment:  Beautiful antique chandeliers.
My Apartment: One light, cobwebs hanging from the cracked ceiling.

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Just when you think you’re starting to do decent in the world, you can always knock your ego down a few notches by seeking out what others can afford in the real estate market.  However, if you can’t afford to buy right now, maybe you should rent?  If you have $21,000 per month to spend on rent I found the perfect place for you.  Here’s the deal:

  • Location:  163 Marlborough Street (Brownstone), Boston, MA
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4.5 baths
  • 5 fireplaces
  • 1 personal bar
  • 3 floors of living
  • Actual historic landmark building (built in 1871 for Mr. TK Cushing and later sold to William Endicott who was Secretary of War under President Grover Cleveland).

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