This is one for the cultural anthropologists someday: There are at least three units at the unfinished Lucas condo conversion at 136 Shawmut Avenue in the South End asking at least $3,000,000.
Recall that the conversion has proven to be one of the most controversial projects in Boston, with many lamenting the transfiguration of the old Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory into 33 luxury condos and others having no problem with it given the city's chronic housing shortage. Whatever the sentiment, the Lucas' condos so far are proving quite popular: Deals have already started to close even though the conversion will not be finished and ready for owners until next winter. One of the units that has traded so far is a 2,625-square-foot 3-BR under contract at an asking price of $3,500,000.
Meanwhile, three other units are now up for sale for at least $3M. They are a 2,995-square-foot 4-BR asking $3,250,000; a 2,625-square-foot 4-BR two floors up asking $3,350,000; and a 2,595-square-foot 4-BR on the same floor (the seventh) also listed for $3,350,000. We'll see if these spreads command these numbers. And, if so, then god help us all.
· Deals Already at Unfinished South End Church Conversion [Curbed Boston]
· New Renderings of Boston's Most Gabbed-About Conversion [Curbed Boston]
· Greater Boston's Five Most Controversial Developments Now [Curbed Boston]
· Our complete Lucas coverage [Curbed Boston]