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The Long and Winding Sales Road of 49 Mount Vernon


The scrumptious townhouse at 49 Mount Vernon Street is particularly girthquaking: 37 feet of frontage, with at least five bedrooms and at least four bathrooms over 6,186 square feet, plus an "ell," a wing at right angles to the rest of the joint and two rental apartments that allow an owner to play separate-entrance landlord. There are also 10 fireplaces as well as a large garden.

The townhouse hit the sales market in May 2012 for $4,350,000. Exactly a month later, it was pulled from the market, only to be re-debuted the next day at the same price. It was then pulled from the market exactly a month and a day later... only to be re-debuted a day after that. Indeed, the townhouse has been on and off the market a grand total of 13 times since May 2012, the 13th being an "on" on Feb. 15, this time with the price chopped for the first time, to $4,050,000. A big part of the reason for 49 Mount Vernon's on-off switch, we imagine, are the four changes in listing brokerage, with Coldwell Banker coming out on top. For now.
· Listing: 49 Mount Vernon Street [Zillow]
· Our Tuesday Townhouse archive [Curbed Boston]