What, pray tell, is in the air this spring? Boston has already seen one bona fide, closed deal this April for $7,000,000: a 3-BR, 2.5-BA at the Mandarin Oriental. Before that, two others went under agreement for asking prices north of the $7M mark: Unit 1 at 3 Commonwealth, which wanted $7,995,000; and the biggest spread at the under-construction 4-6 Newbury, which asked $7,665,000.
Now, a deal is pending for the Mysterious Marlborough Mega-Listing: the 5,586-square-foot, 6-BR, 4.5-BA townhouse at No. 18. It last traded in October 2011 for $3,200,000; and has hit the sales market twice since then for drastically different prices. Before the listing was yanked the first time, in September 2012, the townhouse, with bones from the 1860s and an elevator to all floors, was asking $4,700,000. It reappeared barely a month ago, listed by the formidable Tracy Campion, for $7,900,000, the price it was at when it went under agreement. Adding to the mystery: only two listing photos, both exteriors. Guess this might be a handyman's delight of epic proportions?
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· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]