Longtime readers know we have a thing for the girthquakingly wide townhouse at 10 Marlborough Street: 33.5 feet of frontage; 10 bedrooms; nine bathrooms; more than 11,000 square feet total of living space; garaged parking and basement storage; and elegant finishes dating from the tail end of the (last) Gilded Age. All well and good. But what really does it for us is the manse's literary pedigree. That is, the late novelist Edwin O'Connor, he of The Last Hurrah, lived there in the mid-1960s, selling it in 1967. His buyers have been trying to sell it since September 2011, when it was listed through Campion & Co. for $13,500,000.
It just kind of sat there through more than two years of price-chops and waiting. And waiting. While all around it the Boston housing market seemed to sizzle. Now! As of a deal that closed on Valentines Day, 10 Marlborough has finally traded for a cool $9,750,000. That, of course, represents a steep discount from even its last asking of $11,750,000. It also represents an ending.
· Will Somebody Please Buy 10 Marlborough Street! [Curbed Boston]
· Achingly Gorgeous 10 Marlborough Marks 400 Days for Sale [Curbed Boston]
· 2013 a Busy Year for Hub's High Price Points [Curbed Boston]
· Our complete 10 Marlborough Street coverage [Curbed Boston]
· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]