The magisterial townhouse at 10 Marlborough Street in Back Bay hit the sales market last fall for the first time in 44 years. It asked $13.5 million, then quickly changed its mind (the beautiful can). It cut its tag in the dead of winter by $750,000; and then again, by a cool $1M, in July, bringing it to a still formidable $11,750,000. Which is where it will surely be for its one-year anniversary this weekend. For that price, one would get a girthquaking 33.5 feet of frontage; 10 bedrooms; nine bathrooms; more than 11,000 square feet total of living space; garaged parking and basement storage; and elegant finishes to the nth degree (the house dates from 1905). One would also get a pleasant dose of Boston history: 10 Marlborough was owned until 1967 by the late novelist Edwin O'Connor, he who coined the phrase "the last hurrah." His old home awaits that on the sales market.
· $13.5M Back Bay Listing 44 Years In The Making [Curbed Boston]
· $750K Off Back Bay Manse Edwin O'Connor Owned [Curbed Boston]
· 10 Marlborough's $1M Shave: Last Hurrah for Storied TH? [Curbed Boston]