Strike up the orchestra! Come on, now, a little allegro: Several of the 48 luxury condos at the new Symphony Court at 43 Westland Avenue have sold, giving us an idea of just what people are willing to pay nowadays to buy into the neighborhood around the old ballpark. The short answer is: a lot. At least relative to Fenway, with one of the recent contracts the neighborhood's most expensive overall.
Here's the top five biggest recent contracts at Symphony Court:
· First, that biggest sale in the neighborhood. It's a 2-BR, 2-BA, 1,285-square-foot penthouse (rendered above) that has gone to contract for $1,240,000—or $964 a square foot. It comes with a rather hefty condo fee of $959.
· The next priciest at Symphony Court is another penthouse. This one, a 2-BR, 2-BA over 1,036 square feet, went for $979,000 (or $944 a foot). Its condo fee is $805.
· Then there's Unit 404, a 1-BR, 2-BA over 1,334 square feet that went for $799,000—that's just under $600 a square foot.
· Unit 601, a 1-BR, 1-BA spread over 845 square feet, traded for $579,000 ($685 a foot).
· And Unit 501, a 1-BR, 1-BA over 847 square feet, went for $569,000 ($671 and change a foot).
In fact, more than one-third of the 20 biggest deals in Fenway in the last few weeks have come from Symphony Court, which was developed from an old garage. Move-ins are under way. Just in time for Opening Day tomorrow.
· Website: Symphony Court [Hammond Residential]
· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]