On Halloween, we told you about the palatial Marlborough Street townhouse once owned by Boston chronicler Edwin O'Connor (go get his novel The Last Hurrah, go now!). Recall:
· It was asking $13,500,000.
· It last traded in 1967, when O'Connor sold it.
· It has 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms (3 partial) over 4 floors and 11,118 square feet.
· The bones of the building go back to 1905.
· It has a garaged parking space and a basement for storage.
· It is a girthquaking 33.5 feet wide, and the original brick/limestone facade remains.
· The original detailing, including mahogany doors and columns, remains as well.
· It has an elevator.
It also has a tremendous price-chop: $750K as of the week before Thanksgiving (these things always sneak in under the radar, eh?). The 5.6 percent drop still leaves it with a formidable $12,750,000 tag, which places the townhouse amongst the priciest half-dozen listings in Boston (the Ames-Webster Mansion is tops at $18,000,000 after a $5M price-chop).