About nine months ago, the gorgeous 5-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse at 36 Lime Street in Beacon Hill hit the market for the first time in more than 40 years. That and the fact that its interior was designed by the late David Nightingale Hicks made it especially noteworthy. The New York Times summed up the designer's approach in a 1998 obituary, and you can see it in the listing photos for the 5,424-square-foot townhouse: "Mr. Hicks's heady combination of bold antiques and modern furniture set off by abstract paintings, often best deployed within an envelope of cool Georgian architecture, was the last word among movers and shakers of the 1960s, like the beauty products tycoon Vidal Sassoon." Well, add a third thing to 36 Lime's noteworthiness: a $250,000 price-chop, the biggest in Boston so far this November. All yours now for $6,700,000.
· Listing: 36 Lime Street [Zillow]
· Lime Street 5-BR On Sale for First Time in 40+ Years [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]