The South End won last year's Curbed Boston Cup going away (and, so far, it looks in the running to repeat!). Listings like this don't hurt its chances: The 5,800-square-foot, antebellum townhouse at 17 Union Park has hit the market for $5,250,000, making it the priciest new Boston listing in the last month outside of usual suspects Beacon Hill and Back Bay. The 5-BR, 4.5-BA townhouse, with sauna and wine cellar, last traded way back in July 1998 for $1,090,000. And before that? $410,000 in October 1994.* Sigh.
* yes, yes, we know about inflation
· Listing: 17 Union Park [Zillow]
· Curbed Cup 1st Round: (1) South End vs. (16) Fenway [Curbed Boston]
· Our Million Dollar Babies archive [Curbed Boston]