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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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40 Beacon Street, #3

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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.

401 Beacon Street, #PH

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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.

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35 Commonwealth Avenue, #PH

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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.

3 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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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.

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40 Beacon Street, #5

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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.

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89 Marlborough Street

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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.

1 Franklin Street, #PH 4E

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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.

309 Marlborough Street

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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.

2 Avery Street, #PH 2A

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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.

25 Beacon Street, #4

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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.

300 Boylston Street, #604

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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.

22 Liberty Drive, #10A

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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.

300 Boylston Street, #1203

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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.

285 Marlborough Street

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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.

1 Franklin Street, #PH 3D

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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.

40 Beacon Street, #3

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.

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

401 Beacon Street, #PH

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.

A spacious living room with furniture.

35 Commonwealth Avenue, #PH

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.

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

3 Commonwealth Avenue, #1

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.

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

40 Beacon Street, #5

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.

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

89 Marlborough Street

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.

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

1 Franklin Street, #PH 4E

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.

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

309 Marlborough Street

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.

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

2 Avery Street, #PH 2A

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.

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

25 Beacon Street, #4

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.

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.

300 Boylston Street, #604

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.

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

22 Liberty Drive, #10A

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.

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

300 Boylston Street, #1203

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.

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

285 Marlborough Street

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.

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

1 Franklin Street, #PH 3D

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.

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.