Tired of linear condo living? Bored of your home being all on one floor? Head west to California Street in Newton, where a new construction condominium swaps the usual, “flat,” multiple dwellings for four towering townhouses.

Set in Middlesex County in a quiet residential area near the Charles River Reservation, this four-home building replaces an old single-family house. Each new townhouse has three levels of living space, ranging in size from 1,750 square feet to 1,810 square feet. Each comes with all the practical features of a new construction, including thorough insulation and high-performance windows and doors. Kitchens are equipped with Energy Star appliances, including a cooking range, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

Underground parking with direct unit entry is a nice plus, especially during snowy winter weather. And each townhouse has an outdoor patio. While interior hardwood floors give a classic feel, the clapboard and shingled exterior echoes traditional New England Colonial style — but with a fresh, modern twist.

One unique aesthetic feature is that the top-floor, master bedrooms each have a private balcony.

“Each unit is comparable in design, layout and appeal,” says Mike Brasco of listing agent Century 21 Shawmut Properties. “There is also a full, underground garage with additional storage for each unit. Interest has been brisk because these are excellent value and quality homes.”

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