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10 Whales Beyond Boston! Think Versailles... and the Red Sox

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Almost exactly (don't you hate that phrase) a month ago we reveled in the amount of mega-listings in Boston. Now, as Whale Week 2013 concludes, we decided to turn our gaze beyond Boston proper, to the surrounding towns and cities, and take stock of their big-time price tags. What'd we find? Everything from the priciest listing in Somerville (a relatively modest $795,000) to a Milton estate modeled after a chateau at Versailles. Mon dieu.


· So Many Boston Homes Asking More Than $5M... [Curbed Boston]
· Our Whale Week 2013 archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Happy Hollow

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125 Rockwood Street
Brookline, MA

The estate features a 8,943-square-foot main house as well as a 2,500-bottle wine cellar and grass from Fenway's infield in its gardens. It's asking $6,950,000.

2. 53 Francis Avenue

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53 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA

The 5-BR, 5.5-BA 6,314-square-foot manse rests along what used to be commonly called Professors' Row near Harvard. It's asking $3,950,000, and is the priciest listing on the Cambridge market right now.

3. Davis Square Lofts, #2C

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1 Tannery Brook Row
Somerville, MA

This 2-BR, 2-BA, 1,314-square-footer lies (lay? has lain?) just off the Minute Man path, with plenty of exposed brick and beams. It wants $795,000, and is the priciest Somerville listing showing up on the MLS right now.

4. 1014 Boylston Street

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1014 Boylston
Brookline, MA

This more than 2 acre estate in Chestnut Hill includes a 9,715-square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. It has a tag of $8,400,000. Gobsmacking, yes, but it was chopped by $500,000 just a few days ago. (This puppy really needs a formal name, by the way, something with "abbey" or "manor" in it. CORRECTION: It does, our fault: the Balemore Estate.)

5. 161 Clyde Street

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161 Clyde Street
Chestnut Hill, MA

The 5-BR, 5-BA, 6,615-square-foot mansion sits on a nearly 1.5-acre estate that wants $5,200,000.

6. 20 Claremont Street

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20 Claremont Street
Newton, MA

The 6-BR, 7.5-BA, new-construction house unfolds over 8,100 square feet and includes a three-car garage. It wants a relatively modest $3,800,000.

7. 16 Rockmont Road

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16 Rockmont Road
Belmont, MA

Just south of the Concord Turnpike, this 6-BR, 4.5-BA new-construction house wants $3,350,000, and is the priciest listing on the Belmont market right now.

8. 56 Russell Avenue

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56 Russell Avenue
Watertown, MA

The priciest listing in Watertown ($1,135,000), it has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 4,385 square feet.

9. 34 Amelia Drive

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34 Amelia Drive
Waltham, MA

On the market for more than 700 days now, Waltham's priciest listing ($1,449,900) has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 8,891 square feet.

10. Le Petit Trianon

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88 Milton Street
Milton, MA

Good god: Named after a chateau on the grounds of Versailles in France, this 23-room manse, on roughly 12 acres, is far and away Milton's priciest listing: $4,950,000.

1. Happy Hollow

125 Rockwood Street, Brookline, MA

The estate features a 8,943-square-foot main house as well as a 2,500-bottle wine cellar and grass from Fenway's infield in its gardens. It's asking $6,950,000.

125 Rockwood Street
Brookline, MA

2. 53 Francis Avenue

53 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA

The 5-BR, 5.5-BA 6,314-square-foot manse rests along what used to be commonly called Professors' Row near Harvard. It's asking $3,950,000, and is the priciest listing on the Cambridge market right now.

53 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA

3. Davis Square Lofts, #2C

1 Tannery Brook Row, Somerville, MA

This 2-BR, 2-BA, 1,314-square-footer lies (lay? has lain?) just off the Minute Man path, with plenty of exposed brick and beams. It wants $795,000, and is the priciest Somerville listing showing up on the MLS right now.

1 Tannery Brook Row
Somerville, MA

4. 1014 Boylston Street

1014 Boylston, Brookline, MA

This more than 2 acre estate in Chestnut Hill includes a 9,715-square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. It has a tag of $8,400,000. Gobsmacking, yes, but it was chopped by $500,000 just a few days ago. (This puppy really needs a formal name, by the way, something with "abbey" or "manor" in it. CORRECTION: It does, our fault: the Balemore Estate.)

1014 Boylston
Brookline, MA

5. 161 Clyde Street

161 Clyde Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

The 5-BR, 5-BA, 6,615-square-foot mansion sits on a nearly 1.5-acre estate that wants $5,200,000.

161 Clyde Street
Chestnut Hill, MA

6. 20 Claremont Street

20 Claremont Street, Newton, MA

The 6-BR, 7.5-BA, new-construction house unfolds over 8,100 square feet and includes a three-car garage. It wants a relatively modest $3,800,000.

20 Claremont Street
Newton, MA

7. 16 Rockmont Road

16 Rockmont Road, Belmont, MA

Just south of the Concord Turnpike, this 6-BR, 4.5-BA new-construction house wants $3,350,000, and is the priciest listing on the Belmont market right now.

16 Rockmont Road
Belmont, MA

8. 56 Russell Avenue

56 Russell Avenue, Watertown, MA

The priciest listing in Watertown ($1,135,000), it has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 4,385 square feet.

56 Russell Avenue
Watertown, MA

9. 34 Amelia Drive

34 Amelia Drive, Waltham, MA

On the market for more than 700 days now, Waltham's priciest listing ($1,449,900) has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 8,891 square feet.

34 Amelia Drive
Waltham, MA

10. Le Petit Trianon

88 Milton Street, Milton, MA

Good god: Named after a chateau on the grounds of Versailles in France, this 23-room manse, on roughly 12 acres, is far and away Milton's priciest listing: $4,950,000.

88 Milton Street
Milton, MA