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36 Lime Twisting in the Wind

The 5-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse is one of the most scrumptious in Boston, and, in November, its price was slashed by $250,000.

The 5,424-square-foot spread hit the market for the first time in 40-plus years in late February 2012. Its interior had been designed by the late, great David Nightingale Hicks, whose approach The New York Times summed up like this in a 1998 obituary: "Mr. Hicks's heady combination of bold antiques and modern furniture set off by abstract paintings, often best deployed within an envelope of cool Georgian architecture, was the last word among movers and shakers of the 1960s, like the beauty products tycoon Vidal Sassoon."

Given this pedigree and the scorching housing market in Boston, it seemed only a matter of time before someone snatched the townhouse, whether for its original asking of $6,950,000 or for the price-chopped $6,700,000. This particular slice of Lime, however, still awaits its vodka-tonic after a little more than a year in.
· Listing: 36 Lime Street [Zillow]
· Lime Street 5-BR On Sale for First Time in 40+ Years [Curbed Boston]
· November's Biggest Price-Chop: Quarter-Mill Slice for 36 Lime [Curbed Boston]
· A Boston Inventory Tale [Curbed Boston]
· Our Methuselahs archive [Curbed Boston]

36 Lime Street

36 Lime Street, Boston, MA