Whales, like people, can sometimes get a little too ambitious, a little too inflated, and find themselves flailing for dear life on the shallow shores of fate. These are such whales (we're talking real estate whales, by the way; we would never make light of actual beached whales—tragic). They are recent Hub listings that either started out swollen or swelled in time, only to have the market's invisible hand plunge a pin in their bubbled asking prices.
These addresses have housed noted names like William Weld, Deval Patrick and Tom Brady (and Gisele Bundchen). And, we should note, some of them have happy endings, with the enwombing water of the market spiriting them back to relative safety. 'Tis the way of things in the Hub's higher-end market, after all, to chop your price before a still-hefty sale.
· Boston's Luxury Market: Hold the Champagne, Grab the Cava? [Curbed Boston]
· Our Whale Week 2013 archive [Curbed Boston]