Greater Boston saw a titanic amount of real estate news during the year rapidly dwindling—Millennium Place quickly sold out and Millennium Tower really started rising; Boston's long-serving mayor, Tom Menino, passed and his successor announced a major housing plan. But what interested Curbed Boston readers the most? Check out our rundown of the 10 most read posts of 2014.
10. Somerville Is Doomed to Be a More Desirable Place to Live
The Green Line extension through Somerville and into Medford was, and remains, a tantalizing tale that will not wind its way to a conclusion for years yet.
9. Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Sell Back Bay PH for $9.2M
This was a blast from 2012, when Boston's former It Couple sold their long-listed penthouse in anticipation of relocating to Brookline (via Los Angeles).
8. The Top 20 Real Estate Brokers in Boston
The popularity of this one proved that brokers always want to know what the competition is up to.
7. 77 and Counting: Mapping the Hub's Rental Development
The Boston area is seeing the most residential development in at least a generation, though it's still not clear if it's enough.
6. The Wynn Casino-Resort Plan in Everett Until Yesterday
Vegas mogul Steve Wynn won eastern Mass.' sole casino-resort license in September, setting off speculation about just what would be going up in Everett.
5. Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Finally Bound for Brookline
Another check-in with Tomsele.
4. 25 Envy-Inducing Photos of Weston's New $24M Estate
When it dropped in early September, the 20-acre estate at 5 Concord Road in Weston became the priciest listing in the Boston area—perhaps the priciest in at least a decade. That distinction didn't last long.
3. Transforming Greater Boston: 10 Projects to Watch in 2014
Almost a year ago exactly, we mapped 10 new projects to watch during 2014, including Fenway Center, the Christian Science Plaza towers and Harvard's (further) expansion into Allston.
2. Check Out Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's Brookline Manse
Are there a lot of Patriots fans around here or something? This post contained a first look at Brady-Bundchen's new Brookline plans.
1. Tom Brady Wire
And we end with more details on that Brookline mansion. There you have it, ladies and gents: the No. 1 most read post on Curbed Boston in 2014. Thank you, as always, for reading.
· Boston Mayor Tom Menino's Greatest Real Estate Hits [Curbed Boston]
· Boston Housing Plan: Incentivize Developers, Cross Fingers [Curbed Boston]
· Downtown Crossing's Millennium Place Completely Sold Out [Curbed Boston]
· DTX Millennium Tower Construction Update: Photo Report [Curbed Boston]