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For sale: Take in the city views from upper deckers in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain

These top-floor condos in traditional three-deckers are penthouses for the rest of us.

$369,000

36 BELLEVUE STREET #3 / DORCHESTER

SQUARE FEET 1,098

CONDO FEE $157 a month

BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 1 full

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LAST SOLD FOR First time on the market

PROS The top-floor unit of this newly converted three-family offers refinished hardwood floors and peeks of the city skyline from the two bedrooms in front. Turn right upon entry and there’s a windowed hall closet that’s big enough to be an office, followed by a newer bathroom. Beyond, the eat-in kitchen has modest cabinetry and counters but brand-new stainless appliances, plus a full-size washer and dryer in the pantry. The dining room across the hall has lots of windows and a built-in hutch, and connects to the living room (which could be a fourth bedroom) and another small bedroom. There’s a huge porch in the back and a storage unit in the basement; fee includes snow removal. CONS No off-street parking.

Charles Joseph, Compass, 617-763-8014, charles.joseph@compass.com

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$629,000

62 SEAVERNS AVENUE #3 /JAMAICA PLAIN

SQUARE FEET 1,055

CONDO FEE $180 a month

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full

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LAST SOLD FOR $372,000 in 2006

PROS This 1890 three-decker is in an enviable location, halfway between the restaurants and shops of Centre Street and the Orange Line at Green Street Station. There’s a sunny deck with sweeping views off the front stairwell. Inside, the living room at left opens to a dining room with exposed wood beams and a built-in hutch. In the back, find a large bedroom with a deep closet. Along the hallway at the right, there’s a smaller bedroom, a stylish bathroom, and an updated kitchen with an island, full pantry, and stainless appliances, including a five-burner gas stove. The rear exit off the kitchen leads to a big porch. The roof and boiler are newer; unit includes one deeded garage space. CONS Tandem parking; laundry is in the basement.

Mac Chinsomboon, Coldwell Banker, 617-905-6622, 62seaverns.com