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Charles Street Meeting House Takes Tag Down a Peg

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The lone residential condo in the 206-year-old Charles Street Meeting House is, if not the coolest listing in Boston, then goddamn close. The architectural flourishes of the 4,000-square-foot spread include barrel-vaulted ceilings, arched windows, lots of columns, exposed beams, and a cupola with epic views of the Hub; and its pedigree includes being part of what was very likely the first racially integrated church in America. The condo hit the sales market back in April for $4,900,000.

The 4-BR, 4.5-BA, with au pair suite and 1,000 square feet of extra storage, has chopped its price, however, by a withering $400,000 to $4,500,000. While nothing to sneeze at, the tag does buck a general trend in Boston condos: that of the ever-marching-upward asking price that often translates into an over-ask at the close. Stay tuned to see if the Charles Street Meeting House condo ends up, um, meeting this trend head-on.
· Listing: 125 Mt. Vernon Street, #A [Coldwell Banker]
· Sole Charles Street Meeting House Condo Up for Grabs [Curbed Boston]
· Not a Summer Fad: Over-Asks in the Hub's Condo Market [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]