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The Most Expensive Boston Homes for Sale Right Now

We brought you the news yesterday of the titanic listing of the Mason House at 211 Commonwealth Avenue for $17.9 million. That price makes it the second most expensive Boston house or apartment currently on the market. What's the most expensive? And what's the most expensive by that most crucial of measures, price per square foot? Read on, party people.

306 Dartmouth Street
$18,000,000
The 26,000-square-foot Ames-Webster Mansion has 50 rooms and 28 fireplaces—and perhaps the single biggest price-chop in Boston in living memory. Just before Thanksgiving of 2011, the tag was cut by $5 million down to $18,000,000 even, $100K ahead of its nearest competitor. The mansion has been on the market for 781 days as of today, and offers itself as either a private home (we're banking Russian oligarch or Saudi prince) or as an HQ for a foundation.

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219-223 Columbus Avenue, #800
$7,200,000
Back in November we dubbed this penthouse "the New Green Monster." On the market for the first time, the 3-BR, 2.5-BA duplex in the Albert A. Pope Building has 3,500 square feet on the inside—and the exact same amount on the outside. From this verdant perch come some of the most sweeping views in the Hub. Enough to ask $2,057 a square foot? The market will decide (keeping in mind the price-per-foot calculation does not include the outdoor space). Incidentally, it last traded in 1997 for $450,000 (or, roughly $128 a square foot). That was before a big-time renovation.

· Mason House Hits the Market for $17.9M, Music Room and All [Curbed Boston]
· Back Bay's Ames-Webster Mansion Now $5M Off [Curbed Boston]
· Tom Brady and the New Green Monster: Back Bay's Priciest [Curbed Boston]
· Listing: 306 Dartmouth Street [Zillow]
· Listing: 219-223 Columbus Avenue, #800 [Zillow]

Albert A. Pope Building

221 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA

Ames-Webster Mansion

306 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116