The 9,817-square-foot mansion at 130 Commonwealth Avenue, with its private elevator, its five fireplaces, its 2,200-bottle wine cellar, and its six deeded parking spaces (six!), hit the rental market in late March for the oddly non-startling tag of $43,000 a month.
It's now asking a mere $39,000. The sale of the 6-BR, 10-BA manse dating from 1882 closed earlier this month for a whopping $9,500,000; so perhaps that explains the rent reduction. That, or, the fact that, according to a source with knowledge of the sales deal, the owner recently got (and rejected) an offer of $28,500 monthly.
Whatever the reason, one should not be surprised if the capacious manse, listed by William Montero of Warren Residential, does, indeed, find a tenant for north of $30K a month. After all, the Benjamin Mansion at 74 Beacon Street was leased for $40,000 earlier this spring; and a Ritz penthouse around the same time was leased for $30,000. It's that kind of market.
· 130 Commonwealth Aims to Be Boston's Priciest Rental Ever [Curbed Boston]
· Quite Likely Boston's Priciest Residential Rent Ever [Curbed Boston]
· And Now a Ritz Penthouse Renting for $30,000 a Month [Curbed Boston]
· 130 Commonwealth Trades for $9.5M, Awaits Its Tenant [Curbed Boston]
· Our Rent Check archive [Curbed Boston]