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Commanding Condo Tag Off Copley; Price-Chop Near McKinley

Square Deals is Curbed Boston's mid-week look at notable recent home sales, based on their under-a-mile proximity to the Hub's myriad squares. Got a tip on a deal that just closed? Email


Copley Square
Address: 256 Commonwealth Avenue, #7
Price: $1,035,000
Square Feet: 1,444
This 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo off the Commonwealth Avenue Mall unfolds in a building from 1900, and apparently commanded well-above-market prices for the area. The average listing price for similar homes for sale in Back Bay is $982,640 and the average sales price for similar recently sold homes is $963,513, according to Trulia.

Harvard Square
Address: 54 Concord Avenue, #403
Price: $390,000
Square Feet: 1,134
This functional puppy went for well below what the market could have bore. The average sales price for similar condos in West Cambridge is $411,000, according to Trulia, and the price-per-square-foot averages almost twice what this one commanded. All in all, though, it's a functional puppy, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a minuscule commute for someone tied to Harvard.

McKinley Square
Address: 63 Atlantic Avenue, #5B
Price: $999,000
Square Feet: 1,268
This 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo's got harbor views (see above) and two balconies from which to view them. It's also got custom-made everything, including a double vanity. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it had a major price-chop: $191,000. This placed it squarely below the recent sales prices of other similarly sized homes in the North End.

Brighton Square
Address: 300 Allston Street, #305
Price: $435,000
Square Feet: 1,085
Let's end on a positive note (for sellers)! This condo, built in 2002 during the boom, sold for a little over the market-rate for similarly sized homes in Brighton, which is $430,604, according to Trulia. In fact, judging by the photos, it was lucky to get what it got. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath has a cookie-cutter look about it, very 21st-century condo. What'd you think?

Photo: Trulia.

63 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA