So old No. 24 has finally sold his Ritz-Carlton condo after more than six years—and many price-chops—grabbing $5.5 million for 4 bedrooms and 6 baths spread over about 4,500 square feet on the 37th floor. As we noted yesterday, although he took a $3 million hit from asking to selling price, Manny Ramirez did end up with what appears to be the biggest closed condo deal in Boston since at least March. What are some of the entirely enviable also-rans? We'll take a look but first...
In June, 8,000 square feet of raw space on the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay traded for $13.2 million, a Boston apartment record. Brokered by the seemingly indefatigable Tracy Campion, she of the "legs like a Wonderland greyhound," the sale does not fit our criteria of residential condo (plus, it appears it has yet to close). Still, damn impressive.
1 Charles Street, PH1A
Square Footage: 2,621
The Skinny: This 3-BR, 5-BA in Beacon Hill went for a Manhattan-like $1,821 per immaculate square foot. The deal closed on May 10, according to Trulia. Bonus Manny Ramirez connection: 1 Charles, which opened in 2004, was developed by the same concern that brought Boston the Ritz-Carlton Residences. Slam.
20 Rowes Wharf, PH5
Square Footage: 2,072
The Skinny: This 2-BR, 2-BA penthouse in the 25-year-old Rowes Wharf Condo on the waterfront near Downtown Crossing went for about double what similar condos go for, according to Trulia. And, like with the penthouse at 1 Charles, it sold for decidedly un-Boston $2,172 a square foot. The deal closed on May 31.
128 Beacon Street, #D
Square Footage: 4,8401
The Skinny: This 3-BR, 4-BA in Back Bay spreads over a rather copious expanse that includes a wet bar and caterer's prep area adjacent to the formal dining room. Of course. The deal closed on June 16, according to Trulia.
· Manny Ramirez Hits Ritz-Carlton Homer Despite $3M Chop [Curbed Boston]
· Inside Manny Ramirez' $5.5M Ritz-Carlton Condo [Curbed Boston]
· Manny Ramirez Finally Unloads Ritzy Digs [Herald]
· The 5 Greatest Moments w/ Boston Superbroker Tracy Campion [Curbed Boston]
· Back Bay Superbroker Tracy Campion's Greatest Hits [Curbed Boston]