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Boston's Priciest Rental Ever More Affordable


About 10 weeks ago, 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, chopped its asking rent from $43,000 to $39,000.

The mansion is now asking a mere $37,500, which still makes it, by far, the priciest residential rental listing on the Boston market (the closest challenger is a Ritz penthouse asking $30K). Though, we must say, the tag is none too startling. It would have been this time last year, say, but then this happened and this happened; and suddenly $37,500 a month for a house here doesn't seem too fantastical.

Still, these are rent-chops, clearly signally that the owner, who bought 130 Commonwealth for $9,500,000 in a deal that closed in the spring, is having trouble renting the place out in the high $30Ks. The owner, we're told, had turned down an offer of $28,500. Stay tuned.
· Boston's Priciest Rental That Much Closer Within Reach [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]

Ritz-Carlton Residences

2 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111