The fabulous 5-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse at 36 Lime Street hit the sales market back in February 2012 for $6,950,000. It was the first time the spread, with interiors by the late designer David Nightingale Hicks, had been on the market since the late 1960s. Thirty-six Lime seemed sure to fetch its asking, or at least close to it, especially in such a
frothy robust Boston housing market. Then the price-chops began; and then the listing brokerage switched (to Campion & Co.). Then, in early October, the whole saga seemed to end, with the townhouse going to contract with the last listing price at $6,000,000 even.
We now know, thanks to the magic of public records, that 36 Lime closed for $300,000 off that last listing price. That $5,700,000 closing, too, is more than $1,250,000 off the original asking back in February 2012. Still, the Nov. 26 closing is the biggest in Boston since late September, so let's call it a relatively happy ending.
· Oft-Chopped, Long-Listed 36 Lime Finds a Buyer [Curbed Boston]
· A Big Slice of Lime: No. 36 Chopped by Six Figures [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]