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Banker's Dozen: the 12 Priciest Boston Condo Sales of 2012

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Why now? Why not? We're in the home stretch, dear readers. And we've got, courtesy of stats from our pals at LINK Boston, the 12 most expensive condo sales in Boston proper in 2012, through Nov 26. The price of admission was $4,500,000, and the topmost was $10,300,000 (the map-point numbers correspond to a sale's rank among the dozen). A few things: The vast majority of these sold only after their asking prices were drastically cut, sometimes by more than $1M; and all but one traded for more than $1,000 a square foot (one, No. 3 on our map, traded for more than $2,000). Update: Also, they would all be dwarfed by the big townhouse sales of the year, including 15 Commonwealth Avenue for $12.5M and 3 Louisburg Square for $11M. Enjoy.


· Boston's Biggest Sale of '12! $12.5M for 15 Commonwealth [Curbed Boston]
· $11M for 3 Louisburg Square: Boston's 2nd-Biggest Deal of '12 [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Mandarin-Oriental, #W11-B

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776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

This 6,111-square-foot, 3-BR, 6-BA condo traded in February for $10,300,000, after asking as much as $12,500,000.

2. Tom Brady's Place at 310 Beacon, #4

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310 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Oh, yes: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's $9,200,000 trade in June ended the year's biggest real estate saga. The 5,311-square-foot, 3-BR, 3.5-BA duplex had been asking as much as $10,500,000.

3. 100 Beacon Street, #PHB

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100 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

The 4,083-square-foot penthouse traded in August for $9,000,000, well below its original asking of $10,500,000.

4. Four Seasons, #1515

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220 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

We called this the "ultimate 1 percenter status symbol" back in August, and we stand by that. That was around the time the 4,022-square-foot spread traded for $7,350,000—$600K under asking and after nearly two years on the market.

5. 100 Beacon Street, #PHB

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100 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Not to be confused with its $9M neighbor, this 4,083-square-foot penthouse traded back in February for $6,500,000, after being listed for as much as $6,990,000 and after exactly four years on the market.

6. Mandarin-Oriental, #W11-A

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776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

This 3,168-square-foot 2-BR sold in February in under two weeks for its asking of $5,575,000.

7. 31-35 Beaver Place

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31-35 Beaver Place
Boston, MA

This 4,664-square-foot, three-story carriage house traded in November after barely five months on the market. It went for $5,400,000, after an original asking of $5,995,000.

8. 171 Commonwealth Avenue, #3

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171 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

This 4,144-square-foot, 3-BR, 3.5-BA duplex penthouse traded in June for $5,000,000 even, after being listed in February for $5,299,000.

9. 21-23 Marlborough Street, #2

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21-23 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

This 5,841-square-foot duplex sold after barely seven months on the market for $4,800,000, more than $1M off its original asking. That came to a relatively low $822 a square foot.

10. The Bradley Mansion, #H/J

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409 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

This $4,740,000 trade is, along with the 33 Beaver Place deal, the youngest entrant on our list, having closed on Nov. 20. The 4,306-square-foot condo sold after 14 months on the market for below its $5,175,000 asking.

11. 184 Beacon Street, #1/2

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184 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

This 3,768-square-foot triplex traded in well under two months for $100,000 under its original asking of $4,750,000.

12. 24 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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24 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

A quarter-mill was knocked off this 4,181-square-foot triplex before it traded in August for $4,500,000. It spent eight months on the market.

13. 6 Otis Place

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6 Otis Place
Boston, MA

This 4-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse spreads over 5,100 renovated square feet and includes a 1,100-square-foot garden out back. It went for $5,700,000 in September, $100K off its last listing.

14. 3 Louisburg Square

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3 Louisburg Square
Boston, MA

The 6,570-square-foot, 5-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse traded for $11 million in April, at least $1M under the last asking.

15. 15 Commonwealth Avenue

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15 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

After more than 1,000 days on the market, the 15,000-square-foot, 10-BR mansion traded in April for $12,500,000, after a gradual slide from more than $15M. The spread is being used as a private home, according to a source with knowledge of the deal, after having gone back and forth from commercial use over the years.

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1. Mandarin-Oriental, #W11-B

776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

This 6,111-square-foot, 3-BR, 6-BA condo traded in February for $10,300,000, after asking as much as $12,500,000.

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

2. Tom Brady's Place at 310 Beacon, #4

310 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Oh, yes: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's $9,200,000 trade in June ended the year's biggest real estate saga. The 5,311-square-foot, 3-BR, 3.5-BA duplex had been asking as much as $10,500,000.

310 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

3. 100 Beacon Street, #PHB

100 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The 4,083-square-foot penthouse traded in August for $9,000,000, well below its original asking of $10,500,000.

100 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

4. Four Seasons, #1515

220 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

We called this the "ultimate 1 percenter status symbol" back in August, and we stand by that. That was around the time the 4,022-square-foot spread traded for $7,350,000—$600K under asking and after nearly two years on the market.

220 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

5. 100 Beacon Street, #PHB

100 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Not to be confused with its $9M neighbor, this 4,083-square-foot penthouse traded back in February for $6,500,000, after being listed for as much as $6,990,000 and after exactly four years on the market.

100 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

6. Mandarin-Oriental, #W11-A

776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

This 3,168-square-foot 2-BR sold in February in under two weeks for its asking of $5,575,000.

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

7. 31-35 Beaver Place

31-35 Beaver Place, Boston, MA

This 4,664-square-foot, three-story carriage house traded in November after barely five months on the market. It went for $5,400,000, after an original asking of $5,995,000.

31-35 Beaver Place
Boston, MA

8. 171 Commonwealth Avenue, #3

171 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

This 4,144-square-foot, 3-BR, 3.5-BA duplex penthouse traded in June for $5,000,000 even, after being listed in February for $5,299,000.

171 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

9. 21-23 Marlborough Street, #2

21-23 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

This 5,841-square-foot duplex sold after barely seven months on the market for $4,800,000, more than $1M off its original asking. That came to a relatively low $822 a square foot.

21-23 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

10. The Bradley Mansion, #H/J

409 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

This $4,740,000 trade is, along with the 33 Beaver Place deal, the youngest entrant on our list, having closed on Nov. 20. The 4,306-square-foot condo sold after 14 months on the market for below its $5,175,000 asking.

409 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

11. 184 Beacon Street, #1/2

184 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

This 3,768-square-foot triplex traded in well under two months for $100,000 under its original asking of $4,750,000.

184 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

12. 24 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

24 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

A quarter-mill was knocked off this 4,181-square-foot triplex before it traded in August for $4,500,000. It spent eight months on the market.

24 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

13. 6 Otis Place

6 Otis Place, Boston, MA

This 4-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse spreads over 5,100 renovated square feet and includes a 1,100-square-foot garden out back. It went for $5,700,000 in September, $100K off its last listing.

6 Otis Place
Boston, MA

14. 3 Louisburg Square

3 Louisburg Square, Boston, MA

The 6,570-square-foot, 5-BR, 5.5-BA townhouse traded for $11 million in April, at least $1M under the last asking.

3 Louisburg Square
Boston, MA

15. 15 Commonwealth Avenue

15 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

After more than 1,000 days on the market, the 15,000-square-foot, 10-BR mansion traded in April for $12,500,000, after a gradual slide from more than $15M. The spread is being used as a private home, according to a source with knowledge of the deal, after having gone back and forth from commercial use over the years.

15 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA