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Let's Imagine Hanging Out On a Commonwealth Ave. Rooftop


It's bad out there: Snowy, sleety, slushy and cold. So a "rooftop haven," as the Cabot & Co. listing puts it for the crown of this newly listed triplex penthouse at 304 Commonwealth Avenue, seems the farthest from one's mind, eh? Still, hard to argue with the springtime potential here in this thoroughly enviable building. The 4,122-square-foot spread also comes with a dining room fit for eight; 10-foot ceilings; five fireplaces; a library; and a wine cellar.

The vus plus the accoutrements (plus the four bedrooms and the four bathrooms) will set you back $7,395,000, quite a bit more than it traded for in November 2009, when the closing was a rather precise $4,191,180. Stay tuned.
Update Feb. 21: A reader writes in with a clarification re: that 2009 price.
"Please note the $4,191,180 was the conservative value assigned to the third and fourth floors pre-renovation. The entire building underwent an extensive and meticulous renovation and restoration including the addition of the solarium (fifth floor) to the penthouse as well as a garage, elevator, a 930 SF wrap-around deck and outdoor kitchen. Moreover the interior finishes are exquisite and the sophisticated design by prominent architect Ron Payne (Tom Brady's architect for 310 Beacon Street) of Payne Collins Design."
· 304 Commonwealth's Just-Secret-Enough Garden [Curbed Boston]
· Our Million Dollar Babies archive [Curbed Boston]