When it dropped back in August, it seemed that Unit W12B at the Mandarin Oriental was poised to set a Boston sales record: It was priced at $13,500,000, only $1 million under the current record-holder, the Ames-Webster Mansion; at the very least, the asking positioned it to set a condo sales record; and condos were then routinely going for a lot over asking.
Well, Boston condos are now not going for over asking as routinely. And Unit W12B is not asking as much as it used to: The 4,922-square-foot, 3-BR, 2-BA spread with "abundant wine storage" has chopped its price by $600,000, landing it at a mere $12,900,000. That still makes it the priciest condo on the Boston sales market right now. But it also makes it far less likely to set any sort of record. Sigh.
· Mandarin Oriental Spread Looks to Set Boston Record [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Most Expensive Home Sale Ever! [Curbed Boston]
· Not a Summer Fad: Over-Asks in the Hub's Condo Market [Curbed Boston]
· Not As Many Hub Sellers Getting More Than They Ask For [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]