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Boston’s 15 most expensive home sales in 2019, mapped

A handful of neighborhoods dominate the list, including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Downtown Crossing

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The 15 priciest home sales in Boston during 2019 were clustered in a few neighborhoods, including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Downtown Crossing. Heck, a sizable share were in just a trio of developments—Millennium Tower, 40 Beacon, and Heritage on the Green.

But that’s no surprise, right? Boston’s luxury market is by definition a rarefied place, a reality especially clear in 2019.

This map shows the priciest condos and single-families that closed during the calendar year in Boston proper, per real estate research site Zillow and our own Curbed Boston archives. The sellers’ brokers are noted where available, and the photos are via each listing.

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1. 40 Beacon Street, #3

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40 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

This 5,050-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms closed in June for $15,075,000. It was part of a new development with four other homes. Campion & Company’s Tracy Campion was the seller’s broker.

The exterior of a four-story townhouse on a city street.

2. 401 Beacon Street, #PH

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401 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115

The 17-room, 6,132-square-foot penthouse at the Lydon condos—a six-unit conversion—sold for $14.3 million in June. Cabot & Company’s Rene Rodriguez listed the unit.

A spacious living room with furniture.

3. 35 Commonwealth Avenue, #PH

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35 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

The 5,320-square-foot penthouse at 35 Commonwealth Avenue—a renovated brownstone with two units—sold for $14 million in October. It includes five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms over three floors. Tracy Campion was also the seller’s broker here.

A plush living room with furniture and a fireplace, and a window overlooking a city street.

4. 3 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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3 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

This 3,950-square-foot parlor-level condo with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms traded in March for $10.5 million. Gibson Sotheby’s Beth Dickerson was the seller’s broker.

The front door of a small luxury building at the top of some steps.

5. 40 Beacon Street, #5

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40 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

The 3,667-square-foot condo with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms sold in June for $9.75 million. Tracy Campion was the seller’s broker.

The exterior of a four-story building on a city street.

6. 89 Marlborough Street

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89 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

This 7,607-square-foot renovated townhouse with five bedrooms and five full bathrooms went for $9,625,000 in June. Coldwell Banker’s Richard Rodriguez and Josh Carr were the seller’s brokers.

A sizable kitchen with lots of cabinetry and an island with chairs around it.

7. 1 Franklin Street, #PH 4E

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1 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02108

This Millennium Tower penthouse with 3,435 square feet, four bedrooms, and three and a half bathrooms traded for $9,475,000 in August. Douglas Elliman’s Pamela Cushing and Haley Cutter listed the spread.

The terrace of a high-rise condo with furniture and wide city views.

8. 309 Marlborough Street

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309 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

This 4,785-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and four full bathrooms—and a roof deck—went for $8.5 million in May. Beth Dickerson was the seller’s broker.

A entry foyer with a sitting area and a long carpeted staircase.

9. 2 Avery Street, #PH 2A

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2 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

This 4,703-square-foot Ritz-Carlton spread with five bedrooms and five full bathrooms closed for $8.25 million in April. Campion & Company’s Mark Doherty was the seller’s broker.

An empty living room with large windows and a large fireplace.

10. 25 Beacon Street, #4

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25 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

The 3,578-square-foot condo with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in a redeveloped building traded for $8.2 million in June. Coldwell Banker’s Amy Sassoon was the seller’s broker.

A plush living room with two couches facing each other over a coffee table, and there are two chairs at the end of the table.

11. 300 Boylston Street, #604

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300 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

The 2,787-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms went for $6.8 million in January.

A spacious living room with furniture and three windows overlooking a park.

12. 22 Liberty Drive, #10A

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22 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

This 2,756-square-foot condo with three bedrooms as well as three and a half bathrooms went for $6.8 million in June. Tracy Campion was the seller’s broker.

A sweeping corner living room with furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows with harbor views.

13. 300 Boylston Street, #1203

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300 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

This 2,466-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms sold for $6,799,000 in October.

The street-level exterior of a luxury apartment building with an awning.

14. 285 Marlborough Street

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285 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

This 4,820-square-foot townhouse with six bedrooms and five full baths closed for $6.7 million in March. Gibson Sotheby’s Michael Carucci repped the seller.

A spacious living room with a large bow widow and furniture as well as a fireplace.

15. 1 Franklin Street, #PH 3D

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1 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02108

The Millennium Tower penthouse with two bedrooms and three bathrooms traded for $6,675,000 in July. Douglas Elliman’s Pamela Cushing and Haley Cutter listed the condo.

The sitting room of a luxury condo with a plush couch in the foreground and a table and two chairs in the background with a terrace beyond.

1. 40 Beacon Street, #3

40 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
The exterior of a four-story townhouse on a city street.

This 5,050-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms closed in June for $15,075,000. It was part of a new development with four other homes. Campion & Company’s Tracy Campion was the seller’s broker.

40 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

2. 401 Beacon Street, #PH

401 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02115
A spacious living room with furniture.

The 17-room, 6,132-square-foot penthouse at the Lydon condos—a six-unit conversion—sold for $14.3 million in June. Cabot & Company’s Rene Rodriguez listed the unit.

401 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115

3. 35 Commonwealth Avenue, #PH

35 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
A plush living room with furniture and a fireplace, and a window overlooking a city street.

The 5,320-square-foot penthouse at 35 Commonwealth Avenue—a renovated brownstone with two units—sold for $14 million in October. It includes five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms over three floors. Tracy Campion was also the seller’s broker here.

35 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

4. 3 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

3 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
The front door of a small luxury building at the top of some steps.

This 3,950-square-foot parlor-level condo with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms traded in March for $10.5 million. Gibson Sotheby’s Beth Dickerson was the seller’s broker.

3 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

5. 40 Beacon Street, #5

40 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
The exterior of a four-story building on a city street.

The 3,667-square-foot condo with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms sold in June for $9.75 million. Tracy Campion was the seller’s broker.

40 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

6. 89 Marlborough Street

89 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116
A sizable kitchen with lots of cabinetry and an island with chairs around it.

This 7,607-square-foot renovated townhouse with five bedrooms and five full bathrooms went for $9,625,000 in June. Coldwell Banker’s Richard Rodriguez and Josh Carr were the seller’s brokers.

89 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

7. 1 Franklin Street, #PH 4E

1 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02108
The terrace of a high-rise condo with furniture and wide city views.

This Millennium Tower penthouse with 3,435 square feet, four bedrooms, and three and a half bathrooms traded for $9,475,000 in August. Douglas Elliman’s Pamela Cushing and Haley Cutter listed the spread.

1 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02108

8. 309 Marlborough Street

309 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116
A entry foyer with a sitting area and a long carpeted staircase.

This 4,785-square-foot townhouse with four bedrooms and four full bathrooms—and a roof deck—went for $8.5 million in May. Beth Dickerson was the seller’s broker.

309 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

9. 2 Avery Street, #PH 2A

2 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111
An empty living room with large windows and a large fireplace.

This 4,703-square-foot Ritz-Carlton spread with five bedrooms and five full bathrooms closed for $8.25 million in April. Campion & Company’s Mark Doherty was the seller’s broker.

2 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

10. 25 Beacon Street, #4

25 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
A plush living room with two couches facing each other over a coffee table, and there are two chairs at the end of the table.

The 3,578-square-foot condo with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in a redeveloped building traded for $8.2 million in June. Coldwell Banker’s Amy Sassoon was the seller’s broker.

25 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

11. 300 Boylston Street, #604

300 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
A spacious living room with furniture and three windows overlooking a park.

The 2,787-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms went for $6.8 million in January.

300 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

12. 22 Liberty Drive, #10A

22 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA 02210
A sweeping corner living room with furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows with harbor views.

This 2,756-square-foot condo with three bedrooms as well as three and a half bathrooms went for $6.8 million in June. Tracy Campion was the seller’s broker.

22 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

13. 300 Boylston Street, #1203

300 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
The street-level exterior of a luxury apartment building with an awning.

This 2,466-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms sold for $6,799,000 in October.

300 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

14. 285 Marlborough Street

285 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116
A spacious living room with a large bow widow and furniture as well as a fireplace.

This 4,820-square-foot townhouse with six bedrooms and five full baths closed for $6.7 million in March. Gibson Sotheby’s Michael Carucci repped the seller.

285 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116

15. 1 Franklin Street, #PH 3D

1 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02108
The sitting room of a luxury condo with a plush couch in the foreground and a table and two chairs in the background with a terrace beyond.

The Millennium Tower penthouse with two bedrooms and three bathrooms traded for $6,675,000 in July. Douglas Elliman’s Pamela Cushing and Haley Cutter listed the condo.

1 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02108