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Beacon Hill's 56 Beacon Street Will Never, Ever Give Up


Forgive us, but we missed the three-year anniversary of 56 Beacon Street's market debut. The 8,684-square-foot townhouse, with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, dropped way back in the last week of January 2011. What was it asking? $12,500,000.

More than 1,120 days later and the townhouse with a four-car garage, a dining room capacious enough to seat 14 comfortably, a master suite that consumes the entire third floor and an elevator to all five levels is still asking $12.5M (or roughly $1,430 a square foot). The aged listing should take hope, though, from another Methuselah: The Ames-Webster Mansion at 306 Dartmouth Street sold last year for an epic amount after 1,030 days on the sales market. Light a candle.
· Listing: 56 Beacon Street [Otis & Ahearn]
· 56 Beacon and Its 14-Person Dining Room Still Available [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Most Expensive Home Sale Ever! [Curbed Boston]
· Our Methuselahs archive [Curbed Boston]

Ames-Webster Mansion

306 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116