When it dropped on the rental market in September 2012 as a $40,000-a-month listing, the scrumptious Benjamin Mansion at 74 Beacon Street turned many, many heads as not only the priciest Greater Boston rental anyone could remember but as a standout in an ultra-luxury field chock-a-block with standouts these days. The 8,450-square-foot spread features a heated lap pool and surrounding rooftop deck; six bedrooms; nine bathrooms (six full); eight working fireplaces; three powder rooms; a media room; a library; a gym; Public Garden views; deeded parking; and a large elevator servicing all six floors. Whew!
It had been listed for sale for as much as $14,950,000. But the Benjamin Mansion has, in fact, been leased for that staggering $40,000 a month, the highest rent ever recorded by the local multiple listing service (and, we're guessing, the highest ever recorded, period; the lease included a $40,000 security deposit, by the way). Congratulations to us all.
· Boston's Priciest Rental by Far: $40K for Benjamin Mansion [Curbed Boston]
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· Our Rent Check archive [Curbed Boston]