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]