"Manhattan style," and its older cousin "New York style," have long been features of Boston listings (though no one, to our knowledge, has yet attempted "Brooklyn style"—we have a standing reservation at South Station to exit town when that happens). The latest to invoke the comparison is the newest member of Boston's already unusually crowded club of listings asking at least $5,000,000. It's been on the market three days and it wants $6,250,000.
The 3-BR, 3.5-BA spread unfolds over 3,319 square feet on the ninth floor of Zero Marlborough, one of the Curbed Boston 76, which listed the city's top condo buildings, and a building that has long referred to itself as being in the "Manhattan style." Presumably, this refers to its pre-World War II bones and its all-in-one nature, with doormen and a concierge staff, and not to other things Manhattan style, like odd cooking smells emanating from the neighbors and water bugs so big they cast shadows as they traipse imperiously across slanted floors.
This particular newcomer out of Zero Marlborough has direct elevator access and views of the Back Bay skyline as well as the Common. And! Two valeted, garaged parking spaces. The whole shebang last traded in October 2008, just as the world crumbled, for $4,867,787. It's being listed through Beth Dickerson at Gibson Sotheby's.
· Listing: 6 Arlington Street, #9 [Zillow]
· We're Down to Boroughs: Boston's 'Manhattan-Style' Loft [Curbed Boston]
· So Many Boston Homes Asking More Than $5M... [Curbed Boston]
· Meet the Latest Boston Building w/ 'New York Style' [Curbed Boston]
· The Curbed Boston 76: the City's Top Condo Buildings [Curbed Boston]