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Boston's Priciest Rental by Far: $40K for Benjamin Mansion

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Wowza to infinity! The staggeringly scrumptious Benjamin Mansion at 74 Beacon, once on the sales market for $14,950,000, is now on the rental market for an amount we're pretty sure puts any other Hub listing to doleful shame: $40,000 a month. For that, a tenant would get a heated lap pool and surrounding rooftop deck; six bedrooms; nine bathrooms; eight working fireplaces; three powder rooms; a large elevator servicing all six floors; a media room; a library; a gym; Public Garden views; and deeded parking—all spread regally over 8,450 square feet dating from the late 1820s (and not including the rooftop deck).

How did we get to this point of tenancy instead of owner-occupancy? The mansion hit the market for that top tag early in the year; it was then price-chopped by a cool $1M, which seemed like a lot but which turned out to be fairly routine for the summer in higher-end Boston; and now, barely two months later, it has settled into the rental market... Stay tuned.

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Benjamin Mansion

74 Beacon Street, Boston, MA