The gobsmackingly gorgeous townhouse at 410 Beacon Street in Back Bay originally dropped on the sales market in August 2011 for $9,650,000. Its 9,107 square feet seemed to have it all as evidenced by its floorplans: a library; a media room; a catering kitchen; an elevator to all six floors; at least six walk-in closets; even two decks. Yet there the 13-room, eight-fireplace abode sat. And sat. While all around it swirled one of the most active Boston sales markets in living memory. The townhouse's asking eventually descended to a mere $8,990,000 and the listing brokerage changed to the formidable Campion & Co. Both moves seemed to (eventually) do the trick: The sale of 410 Beacon closed Monday for $8,500,000. It is by far the biggest deal of this young year and thus ends the sales saga of (we believe) Back Bay's longest-listed townhouse.
· 410 Beacon: Yes, a Catering Kitchen Next to the Back Stairs [Curbed Boston]
· 500 Days of 410 Beacon [Curbed Boston]
· The Return of 410 Beacon Street [Curbed Boston]
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· Our Mega-Listage archive [Curbed Boston]