The stats are in from our friends at LINK, and a Back Bay 3-BR (as in at least 3 bedrooms) claims the top spot among Boston's priciest condo sales last month. But we digress:
Address: 4 Battery Wharf, #4304
Square Footage: 2,448
The Skinny: This 2-BR, 2.5-BA with a big balcony to Harbor watch from was originally listed for $2,275,000 in February 2010. Even price-chopped by $2M+, it went for $825 a square foot, more than respectable for the North End. And why not, eh? It's got all the luxury bells and whistles, plus the Battery Wharf development has full-on Fairmont Hotels service, including luxury spa and Michelin-rated chef Guy Martin.
Address: 41-43 Phillips Street, #19
Square Footage: 2,158
The Skinny: First and just in case—this 2-BR, 2.5-BA duplex penthouse has elevator stops on both floors. So if you do not want to take the curvilinear staircase, you don't have to. Otherwise, the spread has what you would expect in a top Beacon Hill building (cherry-wood cabinetry, French doors, concierge). It was originally listed on Sept. 13, 2011 for $2,350,000, and sold for just over $973 a square foot.
Address: 65 Commonwealth Avenue, #7
Square Footage: 2,389
The Skinny: The mystery of the bunch—we don't know when it was listed or for how much—but we do know that the 3-BR, 2.5-BA a couple of blocks from the Public Garden in Back Bay went for $900 a square foot.
Address: 45 Province Street, #2803
Square Footage: 1,979
The Skinny: This 2-BR, 1.5-BA with the bamboo floors and dictatorial city and Harbor views from three sides rests on the 28th floor of a Downtown Crossing building that might as well be a gated community: club dining room; theater; fireside library lounge perfect for reading about the 99 percent. The spread went on the market in June 2011 for $2,650,000, and sold for $1,175 a square foot.
Address: 45 Commonwealth Avenue, #3
Square Footage: 2,883
The Skinny: We put on Mozart ("Serenade No. 13 in G Major") just to have the proper background music for writing about this one. The most expensive condo sold in Boston last month is the product of a freshly renovated set of Back Bay single-families that were converted into five separate homes. This particular one can accommodate at least 3 bedrooms and has 3.5 bathrooms, plus 2 parking spaces (garaged, of course). It hit the market in April 2010 for $4,450,000, and sold for a gong-rattling $1,500 a square foot.