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2013's Biggest Boston Price-Chop Leaves $15.5M Tag Behind

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The dictatorial Mason House at 211 Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay has dropped the biggest Boston price-chop of 2013 so far: $1,000,000.

Recall that when it hit the sales market in March 2012, it was asking $17,900,000. Nobody blinked. The 14,850-square-foot mansion dating from 1883 has 11 bedrooms; nine full bathrooms; five half-bathrooms; an au pair suite; an eat-in kitchen; an elevator to every floor; and a five-car garage. And! It has a dedicated "music room" enwreathed in Carrera marble. Trump that.

The mansion's price eventually sunk to $16,500,000, which still made it the most expensive listing on the Boston market when the new year dawned. And so Mason House remains so, even after the $1,000,000 price-chop. It last traded way back in February 1998 for $5,300,000. No one expects it to get to that point, right?
· Listing: 211 Commonwealth Avenue [Zillow]
· Mason House Hits the Market for $17.9M, Music Room and All [Curbed Boston]
· Inside Boston's Priciest Listing of the New Year! [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]