Well, then. It seems like it was only earlier this month ('cause it was) that we were telling you that legal legend Alan Dershowitz's 3-BR, 3.5-BA spread at 26 Reservoir Street was Cambridge's priciest listing.
It retains that crown despite a sizable reduction in price. On May 8, Dershowitz—who bought the 5,451-square-foot manse back in 1990 for $1,150,000 and who is selling because he and wife Carolyn Cohen decided to decamp to New York for retirement—chopped $200,000 from the tag, bringing it to a mere $3,750,000. Given that the 100-year-old Colonial at 57 Francis Avenue has gone to contract with an asking of $3,850,000 and that the next nearest listing, a 5-BR Second Empire at 66 Sparks Street, is listed for $3,700,000 (and it, too, is under contract), the couple's 26 Reservoir remains, even at its chopped price, Cambridge's most expensive sales listing. Stay tuned.
· Listing: 26 Reservoir Street [Hammond RE]
· Alan Dershowitz Rules in Cambridge Now [Curbed Boston]
· Big Reveal: the 100-Year-Old Colonial Near Harvard [Curbed Boston]
· Our PriceChopper archive [Curbed Boston]