Top 10s is Curbed Boston's late-week look at a superlative—for better or worse—in the Hub housing market. This week it's penthouses on the market.
Where: 220 Boylston Street
Square Footage: 2,696
The Skinny: A 3-BR, 3-BA Back Bay condo in the Four Seasons. 'Nuff said. O.K., we'll say a little more! It was built from merging two separate units and comes with one parking space.
Where: 347 Commonwealth Avenue
Square Footage: 1,956
The Skinny: Best part of this 3-BR, 2.5-BA condo in Back Bay with the fireplace designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? It was price-chopped by $340K in October.
Where: 91 Beacon Street, #3
Square Footage: 2,827
The Skinny: This Beacon Hill condo has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths—and 2 private roof decks.
Where: 343 Commercial Street
Square Footage: 2,429
The Skinny: The tag on this 2-BR, 3.5-BA in the North End was chopped by a smooth $100K in October
Where: 137 Marlborough Street
Square Footage: 2,133
The Skinny: The listing for this 3-BR, 3-BA Back Bay condo assures us it's "on the sunny side of the street." Oh, and it was price-chopped $300K in November.
Where: 776 Boylston Street
Square Footage: 2,284
The Skinny: What is it with the mega-price-chops among Boston's elite penthouses? Is the 1 percent that desperate? The tag on this 2-BR, 2.5-BA in the Mandarin Oriental was slashed by $225K in September and still it sits, with its 12-foot ceilings and 2 parking spaces.
Where: 128 Beacon Street
Square Footage: 3,778
The Skinny: No price-chops for this 4-BR, 3.5-BA Back Bay condo with 3 parking spaces.
Where: 2 Avery Street
Square Footage: 3,770
The Skinny: This magisterial 4-BR, 4.5-BA in the Ritz-Carlton got the whole let's-look-at-penthouses-today ball rolling (the above photos were tipped to us earlier this week).
Where: 221 Columbus Avenue
Square Footage: 3,500
The Skinny: It's the first time this 3-BR, 3.5-BA condo atop the Albert A. Pope has been on the market. You should know it's got as much footage outside as it's got inside, a veritable arboretum in the sky.
Where: 310 Beacon Street
Square Footage: n/a
The Skinny: Patriots QB Tom Brady ("May the Lord make your throwing arm shine this weekend/And be gracious to you yardage-wise") and wife Gisele Bundchen put this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath duplex back on the market in October with a $400K price-chop. It's still there (with more photos) and still the most expensive penthouse on the Boston market right now.
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