The 3,500-square-foot townhouse at 46 Appleton Street went through some massive price-chops last year, before being taken off the market and put back on in April. There was the $560,000 chop in the spring of 2012; and then another one in the fall of $405,000. That left the price at a mere $3,495,000, just before the listing disappeared.
The 5-BR, 3.5-BA, which was extensively renovated in 2007, returned to the market with superbroker Beth Dickerson on April 30 for $3,490,000. In a deal that closed June 5, barely a month later, it traded for $3,300,000—respectable, no doubt, but way off the $4,500,000, give or take, that it was asking in early 2012. One can't help but speculate (especially if one is us) that were this townhouse, with its six working fireplaces, elevator to every floor and private roof deck, in Beacon Hill or Back Bay it would have gone for north of $4,000,000, and quickly. Discuss.
· 46 Appleton Cuts Another Slice Off the Price [Curbed Boston]
· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]