Boston saw a plethora of blockbuster deals in 2015 in a kaleidoscope of addresses and architecture, from dowager townhouses with 19th-century finishes to new condos sheathed in (what else?) glass. To absolutely no one's surprise, the vast majority of the city's 10 priciest home sales this year fell within two neighborhoods: Back Bay and Beacon Hill. We begin our rundown with one such, the mid-April sale of Unit 1 at 245 Commonwealth Avenue. The new-construction triplex had dropped in January for a cool $6,995,000, offering five parking spaces with its 3,775 square feet. It ended going for $7,050,000.
9. Unit 501/502 at No. 6 Newbury Street
The combined-unit, new-construction condo with three parking spaces sold in late July for $8,000,000 after a $500K price-chop. Available separately, the condos, delivered raw, nevertheless went as a pair in this humongous deal.
8. Penthouse 1A at Twenty Two Liberty
The most expensive trade so far at one of the most anticipated new developments in Boston, this more than 3,300-square-foot condo went just recently for the rather precise total of $8,300,650.
7. Penthouse 4 at the Carlton House
This 2,517-square-foot corner duplex originally asked $12,500,000 in early April—an astounding $4,966 a square foot. Alas, it was not to be: The penthouse closed on Christmas Eve for $8,400,000—or a still astounding $3,337 a foot.
6. 410 Beacon Street
A sale for the 9,107-square-foot giant closed just after the new year for $8,500,000. The 13-room, eight-fireplace abode was originally listed in the summer of 2011 for $9,650,000.
5. 305 Commonwealth Avenue
The last time the more than 13,000-square-foot townhouse traded was in July 1987 for a mere $2,365,000. It went rather quickly this go-round, closing in under two months in early December for $10,100,000, following a price-chop from the original listing of $12,500,000. The spread was presented "with all faults" as a development or renovation opportunity.
4. 13 Louisburg Square
This 5,528-square-foot townhouse went under agreement in under two weeks and closed in late September for $10,800,000, after having been listed for $11,600,000. It was the first time 13 Louisburg had been on the market since 1990.
3. 56 Beacon Street
An elevator to all four floors? Check. Seventeen rooms? Check. Four parking spaces in a heated garage? Check. Eight fireplaces? Oh yeah. This 9,559-square-foot townhouse went for $11,500,000 in early July after more than 1,100 days on and off the market.
2. 130 Commonwealth Avenue
This 9,908-square-foot, Parisian-esque monster sold in late February for $11,600,000 after well over two years on the market and several price-chops. It came with a gobsmacking six parking spaces.
1. Unit 1005-1006 at the Heritage on the Garden
The 5,083-square-foot, combined-unit spread with 67 feet of Public Garden frontage traded for $15,400,000 in November, making it not only the priciest Boston home sale of 2015, but quite possibly the priciest home sale in the city's history (it definitely holds the condo record).
· Greater Boston's Most Inescapable Architectural Trend of 2015 [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Priciest Condo Trade Ever at Heritage on the Garden [Curbed Boston]
· 130 Commonwealth Ave.: Boston's Biggest Sale of 2015 So Far [Curbed Boston]
· 56 Beacon Street Sells After a Mere 1,161 Days on the Market [Curbed Boston]
· Here's the Closing Price For That Epic Louisburg Square TH [Curbed Boston]
· Mammoth 305 Commonwealth Lands a Buy in Under a Month [Curbed Boston]
· 410 Beacon's Long Sales Nightmare Ends in Epic Deal [Curbed Boston]
· Can This Boston Penthouse Command $5,000 a Square Foot? [Curbed Boston]
· First Look Inside New Penthouse Triplex at 245 Commonwealth [Curbed Boston]
· Twenty Two Liberty Sales: Gobsmacking As Everyone Thought [Curbed Boston]
· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]