Our picks: Five Boston condos filled with light and modern perks

Buying Boston Charlestown Dorchester Downtown South Boston South End
303 Columbus Ave. in the South End is listed for $2,600,000.
303 Columbus Ave. in the South End is listed for $2,600,000. via MLS

Though Boston is known for its history, there are plenty of condos that have a thoroughly modern vibe. From the South End to South Boston and Dorchester to downtown, a slew of condos filled with natural light and contemporary updates are on the market right now.

Here five condos in Boston proper worth checking out, listed from highest price per square foot to lowest.

303 Columbus Ave., No. 901, South End
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,686 square feet
$1,542.11 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Located in The Bryant, this ninth-floor unit boasts custom renovations, such as a built-in bar, a reading nook, and electric window shades. In the kitchen, which is connected to the living area, you’ll find Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, custom cabinetry, and gas cooking. The building is full-service, and amenities include a fitness center, a deeded parking space in a garage, and private storage.

45 Province St., No. 1805, Downtown
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths
1,291 square feet
$1,238.57 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Located on the 18th floor, this condo has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views all the way from Boston Harbor to the Financial District. The living/dining/kitchen area is all open concept, which makes it a breezy space for entertaining. Other amenities include bamboo floors, gas cooking, one valet parking space. It’s pet friendly, too.

15 Preble St., No. 1, South Boston
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths
886 square feet
$788.94 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This newly constructed condo, located in Andrew Square, has high-tech amenities like central air conditioning, a surround sound package, smartphone integrated security, and a NEST thermostat. In the kitchen, you’ll find white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, black granite, and a breakfast bar. There’s also in-unit laundry and heated garage parking.

7 Pleasant St., No. 8, Charlestown
2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath
1,290 square feet
$620.08 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

This duplex’s main floor offers a large living area with a fireplace, a renovated kitchen, and a dining room. You’ll also find hardwood flooring and crown molding. On the lower level, the bedrooms have brand new carpet, and there’s marble tile in the hallway. The unit also includes a deeded parking space and a private patio.

12 Centre Ave., Unit C, Dorchester
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
992 square feet
$553.43 per square foot

. —via MLS
. —via MLS

Just a few blocks from the MBTA Red Line, this penthouse unit offers an open kitchen and dining room with built-ins, quartz countertops, white cabinets, and hardwood floors. The master features a custom walk-in closet with sliding barn doors. Technology in the apartment includes keyless entry, a wireless intercom security camera system, and Bluetooth surround sound. There is also a large deck and off-street parking.

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