The 6,570-square-foot townhouse at 3 Louisburg Square sold last week for $11 million, making it the second-biggest Boston home sale of our young year. This 6,202-square-foot townhouse at 16 Marlborough Street is of similar size. Or is it? It's empirically smaller by 368 square feet, but it has more bedrooms (7 to 3 Louisburg Square's 5) and more bathrooms (7 to 5.5). Hmm... It's a two-family, that's why, though the listing promises the opportunity to convert to a single-family: "A blank canvas rarely available in such a prestigious location..." Paint away. Yours for the relatively paltry sum of $5,500,000. It last sold in March of 1993 for $1,025,000.
· Listing: 16 Marlborough Street [Zillow]
· $11M for 3 Louisburg Square: Boston's 2nd-Biggest Deal of '12 [Curbed Boston]
· Our Tuesday Townhouse archive [Curbed Boston]