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Boston's 10 Most Expensive House Sales of 2013

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'Twas a wowza year in Boston real estate, and there's no better illustration of that than a run-down of the priciest house sales (for a run-down of the priciest condo sales, click here). These titanic deals start with the record tag paid for the Ames-Webster Mansion, which the new owner plans to adapt to residential use, and dwindle to a cut-off of $4,325,000. A couple of caveats before we get to the fun: These are all sales that closed in the calendar year ending midnight Tuesday; and they all involve deals for residential use, even if the property in question (like the Ames-Webster) was/is being used for something else like offices or apartments.


· Boston's 10 Most Expensive Condo Sales of 2013 [Curbed Boston]
· Boston's Most Expensive Home Sale Ever! [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Ames-Webster Mansion

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306 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

Sale price: $14,500,000
Closing date: Mar. 15
Square feet: 26,000-plus
A 50-room spread once asking $23,000,000.

2. 130 Commonwealth Avenue

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130 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Sale price: $9,500,000
Closing date: May 1
Square feet: 9,817
A 6-BR with six full baths and two partial, last asking $12,500,000.

3. 78 Beacon Street

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78 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Sale price: $9,300,000
Closing date: Nov. 29
Square feet: 7,878
A 6-BR, with six full baths and two partials, last asking $9,750,000.

4. 18 Marlborough Street

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18 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

$7,600,000
June 19
5,586
A 6-BR, 4.5-BA last asking $7,900,000.

5. 9 Exeter Street

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9 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116

$6,475,000
Sept. 30
6,091
A 5-BR, 5.5-BA last asking $6,950,000.

6. 36 Lime Street

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36 Lime Street
Boston, MA 02108

$5,700,000
Nov. 26
5,698
A 5-BR, 5.5-BA last asking an even $6M.

7. 8 West Cedar Street

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8 West Cedar Street
Boston, MA 02108

$5,350,000
June 28
5,081
A 5-BR, 3.5-BA last listed for $5,500,000.

8. 293 Marlborough Street

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293 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

$4,900,000
Dec. 2
4,760
A 4-BR, with three full bathrooms and two partials, last listed for $5,200,000.

9. 8 Walnut Street #A

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8 Walnut Street
Boston, MA 02108

$4,425,000
Mar. 18
3,920
A 4-BR, 4.5-BA last listed for $4,800,000.

10. 407 Beacon Street

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407 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115

$4,325,000
Oct. 3
5,391
A 6-BR, with three full bathrooms and two partials, that last asked $4,850,000.

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1. Ames-Webster Mansion

306 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

Sale price: $14,500,000
Closing date: Mar. 15
Square feet: 26,000-plus
A 50-room spread once asking $23,000,000.

306 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

2. 130 Commonwealth Avenue

130 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Sale price: $9,500,000
Closing date: May 1
Square feet: 9,817
A 6-BR with six full baths and two partial, last asking $12,500,000.

130 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

3. 78 Beacon Street

78 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Sale price: $9,300,000
Closing date: Nov. 29
Square feet: 7,878
A 6-BR, with six full baths and two partials, last asking $9,750,000.

78 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

4. 18 Marlborough Street

18 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116

$7,600,000
June 19
5,586
A 6-BR, 4.5-BA last asking $7,900,000.

18 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. 9 Exeter Street

9 Exeter Street, Boston, MA 02116

$6,475,000
Sept. 30
6,091
A 5-BR, 5.5-BA last asking $6,950,000.

9 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. 36 Lime Street

36 Lime Street, Boston, MA 02108

$5,700,000
Nov. 26
5,698
A 5-BR, 5.5-BA last asking an even $6M.

36 Lime Street
Boston, MA 02108

7. 8 West Cedar Street

8 West Cedar Street, Boston, MA 02108

$5,350,000
June 28
5,081
A 5-BR, 3.5-BA last listed for $5,500,000.

8 West Cedar Street
Boston, MA 02108

8. 293 Marlborough Street

293 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116

$4,900,000
Dec. 2
4,760
A 4-BR, with three full bathrooms and two partials, last listed for $5,200,000.

293 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

9. 8 Walnut Street #A

8 Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108

$4,425,000
Mar. 18
3,920
A 4-BR, 4.5-BA last listed for $4,800,000.

8 Walnut Street
Boston, MA 02108

10. 407 Beacon Street

407 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115

$4,325,000
Oct. 3
5,391
A 6-BR, with three full bathrooms and two partials, that last asked $4,850,000.

407 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115