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56 Beacon and Its 14-Person Dining Room Still Available

The scrumptious townhouse at 56 Beacon Street has now been on the sales market for 675 days. (We last wrote about it at length almost exactly a year ago, in fact, though the floorplan we linked to has apparently disappeared (you can see the floorplan in the last slide in the above slideshow, though). The 8,684-square-foot house, with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, is, of course, nothing to sneeze at: It's got an elevator to all floors; a four-car garage; a library-plus-office; a mud room; a dining room spacious enough to seat 14 comfortably; an au pair suite; and a master suite that takes up the entire third floor.
It's been a bit of a rough year for Boston's higher-end real estate. Price-chops, often of the massive variety, have been common. And there have been, typically, very few sales above or even approaching eight figures (indeed, only three spring immediately to mind: the townhouses at 3 Louisburg Square and 15 Commonwealth Avenue, and a condo at the Mandarin-Oriental). A $12,500,000 sale, then, would be a big deal in Boston—heck, the $12,500,000 listing is a big deal. But all things are possible in the lord of luxury real estate: Witness a previous Methuselah of ours, the Ames-Webster Mansion at 306 Dartmouth Street, which went under a sales agreement a week ago after more than 1,030 days on the sales market.
· Listing: 56 Beacon Street [Zillow]
· The Beacon Hill Mansion w/ Au Pair Suite and Mud Room [Curbed Boston]
· Banker's Dozen: the 12 Priciest Boston Condo Sales of 2012 [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Biggest Sale of '12! $12.5M for 15 Commonwealth [Curbed Boston]
· $11M for 3 Louisburg Square: Boston's 2nd-Biggest Deal of '12 [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Newest Real Estate Parlor Game: the Ames-Webster [Curbed Boston]

Ames-Webster Mansion

306 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

Louisburg Square

Louisburg Square, , MA 02108