The beatific penthouse at the Albert A. Pope Building on Columbus Avenue has had quite the run. It hit the sales market in the fall of 2011 for the first time for $7,200,000, and then cut its tag by $500,000 just over a year later, adding further titanic cuts a year after that, until the 3,500-square-foot spread with Boston's most arboreal terrace was asking a mere $5,900,000.
The 3-BR, 2.5-BA penthouse is now asking $30,000 a month on the rental market, though it appears it's still for sale, too. The Pope pad joins other mega-rentals in Boston, a couple of which have actually been leased for the five figures originally asked, including $40,000 for the Benjamin Mansion and $30,000 for a spread at the Ritz. Stay tuned.
· 221 Columbus Avenue, #800 [Zillow]
· Habemus Price-Chop! Albert A. Pope PH Lops $500K Off [Curbed Boston]
· Pope Hopes: Beatific Penthouse Slashes Another $800K [Curbed Boston]
· And Now a Ritz Penthouse Renting for $30,000 a Month [Curbed Boston]
· Quite Likely Boston's Priciest Residential Rent Ever [Curbed Boston]
· Our Rent Check archive [Curbed Boston]