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Lovely Fitler Square townhouse is a book-lover’s dream

So many built-ins

Looking into a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace sandwiched between built-ins, and hardwood floors.
This Fitler Square home is on the market for $859,000.
Photos courtesy of John Portland, BHHS Fox & Roach

A Fitler Square rowhome stacked with built-ins and bookcases on every floor has hit the market for $859,000. But you’d never guess its size just by looking at it from the curb.

The 1860s home, just two blocks from Fitler Square, looks like a traditional, teeny-tiny rowhome from the outside, with a classic dormer stuck on top. But the property actually clocks in at 2,100 square feet and features a surprising four bedrooms and two bathrooms—plus plenty of shelves to store your books.

Of course, the home’s original footprint has been expanded over the years. But it still has a lot of charm, from the built-ins that sandwich a wood-burning fireplace on the first floor, to the hardwood floors, to the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the home’s private patio.

There are two front and rear bedrooms on the second and third stories. In one of the bedrooms on the third level, there’s another wall of built-in bookcases and a skylight.

If the $859K price tag seems steep, that’s where Fitler Square homes are these days. Remember: This $850,000 Fitler Square fixer-upper has a similar square footage, and was pending sale after one day on the market.