It seems that in these (relative) dog days of summer it’s raining luxury townhouses in Boston. Here’s a rundown on the six most spectacular to drop recently.
All are still on sale and they ain’t cheap. Still, it’s free to look.
↑ The nine-room, 2,771-square-foot 52 Revere Street in Beacon Hill last traded in September 2013 for $2.23 million.
The five-floor townhouse includes four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two fireplaces, with a patio out back. For $350,000 more, there’s garage parking available.
↑ The bones of the 3,637-square-foot 31 East Concord Street in the fast-changing South End date from 1860.
But the nine-room pile was significantly renovated in 2012. That work left behind a gorgeously contemporary interior and touches such as a roof deck with downtown Boston views.
The house also includes a chef’s kitchen, a media room, four full bathrooms, five bedrooms, and a wet bar. Two parking spots also come with.
The three-fireplace spread dating from 1890 is typical of the houses in the historic neighborhood—Federal on the outside, lots of charm on the inside. There’s also a private roof deck and storage for 600 wine bottles, give or take.
And, while 107 Myrtle would therefore make a fine single-family, it’s also available as a redevelopment opportunity. Condos perhaps?
The pile last traded in May 2014 for $2.2 million after years on the sales and rental markets.
↑ The 7,500-square-foot, 14-room 344 Beacon Street in Back Bay hit the sales market in early August through Campion & Co. for the first time since at least 2003.
It sold for about $6.1 million back then. This go-round 344 Beacon wants $11.2 million.
The amount instantly makes it one of the most expensive listings in Boston.
What’s that hefty sum buy besides the location and the space? Lots of things: A two-story library; an elevator; ample outdoor seating, including with views of the Charles; seven fireplaces; a separate suite with a private entrance; the potential for five bedrooms; six full bathrooms; and three parking spaces, including two garaged.
There is also quite the skylight up top.
↑ The 7,575-square-foot, 12-room 197 Marlborough Street in Back Bay last sold in September 2016 for $12 million after asking nearly $1 million more than that.
A fire damaged the Victorian spread in 2011, and it has been thoroughly renovated.
The townhouse now includes a private elevator to all six floors, smart-home technology, and a roof deck with a hot tub and a gas grill. It also features seven fireplaces and—get this—a two-car garage as well as three additional outdoor spaces.
↑ The bones of the 15-room, seven-fireplace 5 Worcester Square in Boston’s South End date from 1859.
The townhouse clearly retains some of that Victorian charm in the form of said marble fireplaces (six of which work), the moldings, and touches such as a dumbwaiter.
There are modern dashes, too, not least much of the kitchen, which the Sprogis & Neale listing says “was created by the owners for the television program America's Test Kitchen.”
The spread, which includes a patio and a garden, is yours for $4 million.
All photos via the listing brokerages named.