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Boston’s 20 most expensive home sales in 2018

Most are clustered in a handful of neighborhoods, including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the Seaport District

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‘Twas a year for mega-deals. Here—in order from priciest to “cheapest”—are the 20 most expensive home sales that closed in Boston during 2018.

Not surprisingly perhaps, they’re clustered in a handful of neighborhoods, including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the Seaport District. (Heck, they also involve a handful of listing brokers.)

Information on the closings came from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and MLS PIN. Photos are via the listing brokers and brokerages, which are linked to where possible.

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1. 39-41 Mount Vernon Street, #PH

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39-41 Mt Vernon St
Boston, MA 02114

The 4,025-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom penthouse at the new Maison Vernon development was the most expensive home sale in Boston in 2018.

It went for $15.11 million through Gibson Sotheby’s Beth Dickerson.

2. 305 Commonwealth Avenue, #PH

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305 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

This 4,028-square-foot penthouse with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms (and two halves) went for $10.9 million through Tracy Campion. The price included two garaged parking spaces.

3. 6 Arlington Street, #PH

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6 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

The 4,789-square-foot penthouse with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five full!) went for $10.4 million through Tracy Campion.

4. 2 Avery Street, #PH2A

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2 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

This 4,703-square-foot number at the Ritz Carlton includes five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms (and three garaged parking spots).

It traded for $10.2 million through Mark Doherty of Campion & Company.

5. 25 Beacon Street, #2

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25 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

The 4,015-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom sold for $10.2 million through Tracy Campion.

6. 344 Beacon Street

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344 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

This 7,500-square-foot townhouse with five bedrooms and six full bathrooms (and two halves) was the most expensive single-family sale in Boston in 2018.

It sold for $9.235 million through Tracy Campion.

7. 50 Liberty Drive, #PH1A

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50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

The 3,573-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom with two garaged parking spaces sold for $9,145,225 through Mary Griffin Benoit.

8. 237 Marlborough Street

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237 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

The 5,814-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and six bathrooms (two partial) went for $8.995 million through Jeannemarie Conley at Compass.

9. 4 Marlborough Street, #PH

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4 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

This 5,344-square-foot penthouse with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms (three halves) sold for $8.55 million through Tracy Campion.

10. 1 Huntington Avenue, #PH1801

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1 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

The 4,298-square-footer with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five full) sold for an even $8 million through Gibson Sotheby’s Beth Dickerson.

11. 220 Boylston Street, #1111

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220 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

This 3,040-square-foot Four Seasons number with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms went for $7.945 million through George Jedlin at Douglas Elliman.

12. 2 Commonwealth Avenue, #16F

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2 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

The 2,542-square-foot three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom sold for $7.682 million through Coldwell Banker’s David Mackie.

13. 33 Beaver Place

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33 Beaver Pl
Boston, MA 02108

The 4,664-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms—one full for each bedroom—went for $7.5 million through Tracy Campion.

14. 10 Farnsworth Street, #PH

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10 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA 02210

The 4,312-square-foot penthouse with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms sold for $7 million even via the Reig & Losordo group at Compass.

15. 55 Chestnut Street

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55 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108

The 4,377-square-foot Greek revival townhouse with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms went for $6.9 million through Tracy Campion.

16. 100 Beacon Street, #7

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100 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

The 4,140-square-foot four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom traded for $6.8 million through Tracy Campion.

17. 50 Liberty Drive, #10B

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50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

The 2,788-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom sold for $6.8 million through Coldwell Banker’s Whaley/Ring Team.

18. 1 Franklin Street, #5102

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1 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02108

The 3,172-square-foot Millennium Tower spread with three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms sold for $6.777 million through R. Wayne Lopez.

19. 11 Chestnut Street

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11 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108

The 5,663-square-foot townhouse with six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms—and an elevator to all floors—sold for $6.7 million via Coldwell Banker’s Lili Banani.

20. 8 West Cedar Street

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8 W Cedar St
Boston, MA 02108

The 5,081-square-foot federal townhouse with five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms went for $6.5 million through Tracy Campion.

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1. 39-41 Mount Vernon Street, #PH

39-41 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA 02114

The 4,025-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom penthouse at the new Maison Vernon development was the most expensive home sale in Boston in 2018.

It went for $15.11 million through Gibson Sotheby’s Beth Dickerson.

39-41 Mt Vernon St
Boston, MA 02114

2. 305 Commonwealth Avenue, #PH

305 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

This 4,028-square-foot penthouse with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms (and two halves) went for $10.9 million through Tracy Campion. The price included two garaged parking spaces.

305 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

3. 6 Arlington Street, #PH

6 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

The 4,789-square-foot penthouse with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five full!) went for $10.4 million through Tracy Campion.

6 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

4. 2 Avery Street, #PH2A

2 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111

This 4,703-square-foot number at the Ritz Carlton includes five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms (and three garaged parking spots).

It traded for $10.2 million through Mark Doherty of Campion & Company.

2 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

5. 25 Beacon Street, #2

25 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

The 4,015-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom sold for $10.2 million through Tracy Campion.

25 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

6. 344 Beacon Street

344 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

This 7,500-square-foot townhouse with five bedrooms and six full bathrooms (and two halves) was the most expensive single-family sale in Boston in 2018.

It sold for $9.235 million through Tracy Campion.

344 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

7. 50 Liberty Drive, #PH1A

50 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA 02210

The 3,573-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom with two garaged parking spaces sold for $9,145,225 through Mary Griffin Benoit.

50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

8. 237 Marlborough Street

237 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

The 5,814-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and six bathrooms (two partial) went for $8.995 million through Jeannemarie Conley at Compass.

237 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

9. 4 Marlborough Street, #PH

4 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

This 5,344-square-foot penthouse with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms (three halves) sold for $8.55 million through Tracy Campion.

4 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

10. 1 Huntington Avenue, #PH1801

1 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

The 4,298-square-footer with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five full) sold for an even $8 million through Gibson Sotheby’s Beth Dickerson.

1 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

11. 220 Boylston Street, #1111

220 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

This 3,040-square-foot Four Seasons number with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms went for $7.945 million through George Jedlin at Douglas Elliman.

220 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

12. 2 Commonwealth Avenue, #16F

2 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

The 2,542-square-foot three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom sold for $7.682 million through Coldwell Banker’s David Mackie.

2 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

13. 33 Beaver Place

33 Beaver Pl, Boston, MA 02108

The 4,664-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms—one full for each bedroom—went for $7.5 million through Tracy Campion.

33 Beaver Pl
Boston, MA 02108

14. 10 Farnsworth Street, #PH

10 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210

The 4,312-square-foot penthouse with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms sold for $7 million even via the Reig & Losordo group at Compass.

10 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA 02210

15. 55 Chestnut Street

55 Chestnut St, Boston, MA 02108

The 4,377-square-foot Greek revival townhouse with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms went for $6.9 million through Tracy Campion.

55 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108

16. 100 Beacon Street, #7

100 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

The 4,140-square-foot four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom traded for $6.8 million through Tracy Campion.

100 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

17. 50 Liberty Drive, #10B

50 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA 02210

The 2,788-square-foot three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom sold for $6.8 million through Coldwell Banker’s Whaley/Ring Team.

50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

18. 1 Franklin Street, #5102

1 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02108

The 3,172-square-foot Millennium Tower spread with three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms sold for $6.777 million through R. Wayne Lopez.

1 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02108

19. 11 Chestnut Street

11 Chestnut St, Boston, MA 02108

The 5,663-square-foot townhouse with six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms—and an elevator to all floors—sold for $6.7 million via Coldwell Banker’s Lili Banani.

11 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108

20. 8 West Cedar Street

8 W Cedar St, Boston, MA 02108

The 5,081-square-foot federal townhouse with five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms went for $6.5 million through Tracy Campion.

8 W Cedar St
Boston, MA 02108