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The Fate of the Priciest Listing Outside Back Bay, Beacon Hill


On Wednesday (god, is it Thursday already?!), we asked you to help us solve the mystery of Unit 402-403 at the Atelier 505 in the South End. Recall that the original owners of the 3-BR, 3.5-BA, 3,162-square-foot condo were former Red Sox All-Star Nomar Garciaparra and soccer Olympian Mia Hamm. The couple bought the airy spread in 2003, when the Atelier 505 opened on Tremont Street, and sold it in 2005. That owner then put it on the market in September 2011, where, at $4,375,000, it became the most expensive Boston listing outside of Beacon Hill and Back Bay (and the Ritz-Carlton in Chinatown).

The title of priciest outside of Beacon Hill and Back Bay held even after the listing was price-chopped a whopping $380,000 in March 2012. After it, however, chopped its price again in June—this time by $400,000—it lost its crown: A 4-BR, 3.5-BA sweep at 234 Causeway Street in the North End hit the market for $4,850,000.

Now! What became of Unit 402-403 after all that? After 297 days on the market and in a deal that closed July 30, 2012, it traded for that last asking price of $3,590,000. (The sale helped place listing broker Rene Rodriguez of Cabot & Company amid the top 20 brokers in Boston.) The new owners, according to a source with knowledge of the deal, are currently renovating the condo. The end.
· $2M in the South End: a Notable and Mysterious Neighbor [Curbed Boston]
· Catch Nomar Garciaparra, Mia Hamm's Old South End 3-BR [Curbed Boston]
· $380K Cut for Priciest Condo Outside Back Bay, Beacon Hill [Curbed Boston]
· Nomar Garciaparra's Old South End Spread $400K Cheaper [Curbed Boston]
· The New Priciest Boston Listing Outside Back Bay, Beacon Hill [Curbed Boston]

Atelier 505

505 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116