For the longest time, the dictatorial townhouse at 74 Beacon Street in Beacon Hill known as the Benjamin Mansion was Boston's priciest listing. Even after price-chops and brokerage switches and extensive renovations, the 8,450-square-foot palace with rooftop lap pool and all sorts of bells and whistles held on to the No. 1 spot. Its last asking when it went to contract earlier this month was $13,950,000 (which kind of seems quaint now but still...). The Benjamin Mansion officially sold at 2:33PM on Tuesday for $12,500,000. That's quite a bit off the last asking, but by our count nevertheless makes the townhouse the priciest Boston deal so far this year.
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