After an official 560 days on the sales market, the girthquakingly gorgeous townhouse at 130 Commonwealth Avenue has sold. Listed by Gibson Sotheby's William Montero, the 9,908-square-foot palace in Back Bay features flourishes such as a 2,200-bottle wine cellar, five fireplaces, a private elevator and an amazing six parking spaces. Yet, no buyer did it readily find. Recall that the limestone townhouse had sold for nearly $10M in mid-2013, after asking as much as $12.5M. It then took a turn as Boston's priciest rental, asking as much as $43,000 a month (and turning down an offer of $28,500). And, since late 2013, 130 Commonwealth had been one of the most expensive listings up for grabs in all of Boston, asking as much as $13.9M. It was last seen asking $13.4M. The sale of 130 Commonwealth closed on Feb. 26 for $11,600,000. Even with the long wait and the price-chops, the trade is far and away the biggest one in Boston so far this year. The similarly long-listed townhouse at 410 Beacon Street, which traded for $8.5M in early January, is the only thing that comes close.
· Back Bay's Dictatorial 130 Commonwealth Ave. Finds Buyer [Curbed Boston]
· 130 Commonwealth Trades for $9.5M, Awaits Its Tenant [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Priciest Rental Ever More Affordable [Curbed Boston]
· 410 Beacon's Long Sales Nightmare Ends in Epic Deal [Curbed Boston]
· Our Big Deals archive [Curbed Boston]