Home Buying

Listed: For $2.4m, a North End condo that was once part of a B&B

The home is one of four private residences in a building that was originally a chapel and then a bed and breakfast.

The home is one of four private residences in a building that was originally a chapel and then a bed and breakfast. A Louis Jean Media

In Boston’s tightly packed North End neighborhood, it’s not hard to find top-tier Italian cuisine. Walk down any street in the city’s “Little Italy,” and you won’t make it more than a few feet without finding yourself outside an authentic restaurant or cafe. 

But finding a sizable home or apartment in a one-square-mile neighborhood with more than 9,000 residents? That’s a different story. Which makes the 2,206-square-foot property at 290 North St. a find. 

The home is one of four private residences in a building that was originally a chapel and then a bed and breakfast before it was converted in 2017, according to 290north.com, a site created by listing agent Tyler Le Cao of Real Living Barbera Associates to provide potential buyers with information and a virtual tour of the home. 


The three-bedroom, three-bath condo is listed for $2,400,000. 

The home has wood floors throughout each of the two levels of living space. The first floor has an open layout encompassing the living room and kitchen. Double doors in the living room open to a balcony that connects to a 20-by-20 foot brick courtyard, Cao said. “It’s kind of like a hidden urban oasis in the center that you wouldn’t expect to see.” 

White built-in cabinets and shelves line one of the living room walls, including a cut-out big enough to house an 80-inch TV, according to Cao. Recessed fixtures and numerous windows keep the room well lighted. 

The kitchen features rows of custom cabinets, a glass backsplash, a peninsula with quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a french-door refrigerator. Two glass pendant lights hang above the peninsula. 

Down the hall, the dining room wall is decorated with a “woven glass-effect” wallpaper, Cao said, and the sellers are auctioning off the imported dining room table, along with the matching banquette seating. Several stylish pendant lights hang above the table, and a corner closet offers storage. 

The first-floor bedroom features a flush-mounted light, two windows, and a wall of “fit to print” wallpaper that is “kind of like the end of bookbinding,” Cao said. The bathroom has a tile floor, a tile walk-in shower, and a single-sink vanity with a quartz countertop.  


A spiral staircase leads to the second floor, which is home to the other two bedrooms and bathrooms. The owner bedroom also has flush-mounted lighting and several windows, as well as a walk-in closet with built-ins.

The owner bathroom has a marble tile floor, walk-in shower, double-sink vanity with quartz countertops, and sleek charcoal gray cabinets. The other bedroom is similar to the one on the first floor, with two windows and flush-mounted lighting. The third bathroom includes a bathtub/shower combination with tile walls and a single-sink vanity with a quartz countertop.

The home first went on the market in July for $2,500,000, according to Zillow. The price has dropped each month since then.

Take the virtual tour.

See more photos of the home below:

290 North St Unit 2, North End


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