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For $324,900, a two-bedroom condo in a turreted Salem Victorian

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The top-floor condo at 270 Lafayette St. includes a turret with multiple small windows.
The top-floor condo at 270 Lafayette St. includes a turret with multiple small windows. Joel Gross Architectural and Residential Photography

If you’ve ever gazed up at a Queen Anne Victorian and wondered what it would be like to sit in the turret, this home in Salem offers that opportunity. Plus, a glimpse of the ocean.

Listed for $324,900, the condo on the third floor of 270 Lafayette St. also comes with a large dose of historic charm in a city steeped in lore.

The condo features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with 1,209 square feet of living space, according to the listing. It also has two parking spaces.

The home was built in 1880 and converted into three condos sometime during its history, said Dana Bull, marketing director for Team Harborside at Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty.

Bull said her favorite part of the home is the turret, which is set up as a seating area. The unit has quite a bit of historic charm was well. The floors are a wide plank, and the ceiling slopes in areas, creating various angles and character.

The kitchen has an island, butcher-block countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, according to the listing.

“There’s a bunch of nooks and crannies for storage,” Bull said, “and the layout itself is circular.” 

The shared space between the condos includes a window seat with a stained-glass window.

“The color is also whimsical with it having the purple hues,” Bull said.

The listing agents, Dick McKinley and Matt Dolan, will host an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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