The shingle-style pile at 60 Ocean Street in Dorchester’s Ashmont section dropped on the sales market through Re/Max Destiny less than a month ago for $1,750,000—an astounding sum even in a neighborhood that has seen some particularly astounding sales of late.
Sixty Ocean is actually two properties on a single half-acre atop Ashmont Hill: a more than 4,300-square-foot mansion and a converted carriage house of approximately 1,300 square feet.
Edwin J. Lewis designed both parts of 60 Ocean in the 1890s, and many details of that genesis remain, starting with the main house's grand entry foyer and its staircase. The estate was originally constructed and owned as a package, an arrangement that continued into the 21st century.
It looks, though, that the spread will not go to a single buyer this go-round. The sellers apparently now want to divide mansion from carriage house: The bigger property has been priced at $1,150,000 and has an offer; and the smaller one has been priced at $599,000 and is under agreement.
It’s not yet clear whether this arrangement will hold, though it looks likely. Stay tuned.