'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.Read More
Boston's 10 Most Expensive House Sales of 2013
Sale price: $14,500,000
Closing date: Mar. 15
Square feet: 26,000-plus
A 50-room spread once asking $23,000,000.
130 Commonwealth Avenue
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.
78 Beacon Street
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.
18 Marlborough Street
A 6-BR, 4.5-BA last asking $7,900,000.
9 Exeter Street
A 5-BR, 5.5-BA last asking $6,950,000.
36 Lime Street
A 5-BR, 5.5-BA last asking an even $6M.
8 West Cedar Street
A 5-BR, 3.5-BA last listed for $5,500,000.
293 Marlborough Street
A 4-BR, with three full bathrooms and two partials, last listed for $5,200,000.
8 Walnut Street #A
A 4-BR, 4.5-BA last listed for $4,800,000.
407 Beacon Street
A 6-BR, with three full bathrooms and two partials, that last asked $4,850,000.