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It's been a long while—since at least before the Great Recession started in 2008—that this many Boston homes have been on the sales market for at least $5,000,000. We're counting 25, in fact, at 18 addresses for our Curbed Boston Mega-Listings Heatmap. Indeed, one-sixth of the total comes at the new-development Chanel No. 6 on Newbury Street; and 10 come via townhouses like 36 Lime Street. Interestingly, too, with one exception, none of these mega-listings appears to be what you'd call a waterfront property. Go figure.


· The Chanel No. 6 Listings Drop: 3-BRs Start at $3,875,000 [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. Albert A. Pope Penthouse

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223 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA

$5,900,000.The 3-BR, 2.5-BA spread has chopped its price massively three times: by $500,000; by $500,000 again; and then by $300,000.

2. 56 Beacon Street

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56 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

$12,500,000.The 4-BR, 5-BA townhouse has now been on the market for more than 700 days.

3. Ritz-Carlton Unit 32EF

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2 Avery Street
Boston, MA

$5,750,000.The 4,200-square-foot combined-unit in the Ritz went on sale 826 days ago.

4. 51 Chestnut Street

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51 Chestnut Street
Boston, MA

$5,875,000.The 6-BR, 5-BA townhouse is closing in on 1,000 days on the market.

5. 318 Beacon Street

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318 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

$9,300,000.The 10,500-square-foot manse has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus an elevator to every floor.

6. 36 Lime Street

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36 Lime Street
Boston, MA

$6,700,000.The 5-BR, 5.5-BA chopped its price by $250,000 back in November.

7. Penthouse 2 at 197 8th Street

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197 8th Street
Boston, MA

$5,500,000.This 2-BR, 3-BA is a relative baby: only 14 days on the market.

8. 17 Union Park

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17 Union Park
Boston, MA

$5,250,000.The 5-BR, 4.5-BA townhouse off Union Park has been on the market barely a month (and has not traded in more than 14 years).

9. 293 Marlborough Street

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293 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

$5,699,000.A relative youngster (only 35 days on the market), this townhouse last traded in March 2010 for $4,700,000.

10. Chanel No. 6

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4-6 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

There are four spreads asking more than $5,000,0000 in the soon-to-be luxury condo building where an old garage was once (and where a Chanel store will be on the ground floors). Three of the spreads are three bedrooms and the fourth is a 5-BR asking $7,965,000.

11. 142 Marlborough Street

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142 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

$8,500,000.The 8,088-square-foot townhouse includes two potentially separate apartments as well as a hot tub on the roof.

12. The Clarendon's Penthouse 1

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400 Stuart Street
Boston, MA

$7,100,000.The 3-BR, 3.5-BA spread has what has to be one of the best terraces in the Hub.

13. Unit 3 at 50 Beacon Street

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50 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

$6,700,000.The 4-BR, 5-BA condo overlooks Boston Common.

14. Mandarin-Oriental

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776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

There are three spreads for sale for at least $5,000,000, including a 2-BR, 2.5-BA for $7,900,000.

15. The Mason House

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211 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

$16,500,000.The mighty townhouse is far and away Boston’s priciest listing right now. Eleven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 15,000 square feet—go.

16. 10 Marlborough Street

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10 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

$11,750,000The 10-BR, 7.5-BA townhouse has not been on the market since 1967, and there it sits: closing in on 500 days.

17. 410 Beacon Street

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$8,850,000.Just over 500 days on the market now, the 7-BR, 5-BA townhouse has two decks and an au pair suite with separate entrance.

18. 78 Beacon Street

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78 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

$10,750,000.The 6-BR, 8-BA manse overlooking the Public Garden has 11 fireplaces and a roof deck.

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1. Albert A. Pope Penthouse

223 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA

$5,900,000.The 3-BR, 2.5-BA spread has chopped its price massively three times: by $500,000; by $500,000 again; and then by $300,000.

223 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA

2. 56 Beacon Street

56 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

$12,500,000.The 4-BR, 5-BA townhouse has now been on the market for more than 700 days.

56 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

3. Ritz-Carlton Unit 32EF

2 Avery Street, Boston, MA

$5,750,000.The 4,200-square-foot combined-unit in the Ritz went on sale 826 days ago.

2 Avery Street
Boston, MA

4. 51 Chestnut Street

51 Chestnut Street, Boston, MA

$5,875,000.The 6-BR, 5-BA townhouse is closing in on 1,000 days on the market.

51 Chestnut Street
Boston, MA

5. 318 Beacon Street

318 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

$9,300,000.The 10,500-square-foot manse has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus an elevator to every floor.

318 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

6. 36 Lime Street

36 Lime Street, Boston, MA

$6,700,000.The 5-BR, 5.5-BA chopped its price by $250,000 back in November.

36 Lime Street
Boston, MA

7. Penthouse 2 at 197 8th Street

197 8th Street, Boston, MA

$5,500,000.This 2-BR, 3-BA is a relative baby: only 14 days on the market.

197 8th Street
Boston, MA

8. 17 Union Park

17 Union Park, Boston, MA

$5,250,000.The 5-BR, 4.5-BA townhouse off Union Park has been on the market barely a month (and has not traded in more than 14 years).

17 Union Park
Boston, MA

9. 293 Marlborough Street

293 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

$5,699,000.A relative youngster (only 35 days on the market), this townhouse last traded in March 2010 for $4,700,000.

293 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

10. Chanel No. 6

4-6 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

There are four spreads asking more than $5,000,0000 in the soon-to-be luxury condo building where an old garage was once (and where a Chanel store will be on the ground floors). Three of the spreads are three bedrooms and the fourth is a 5-BR asking $7,965,000.

4-6 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

11. 142 Marlborough Street

142 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

$8,500,000.The 8,088-square-foot townhouse includes two potentially separate apartments as well as a hot tub on the roof.

142 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

12. The Clarendon's Penthouse 1

400 Stuart Street, Boston, MA

$7,100,000.The 3-BR, 3.5-BA spread has what has to be one of the best terraces in the Hub.

400 Stuart Street
Boston, MA

13. Unit 3 at 50 Beacon Street

50 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

$6,700,000.The 4-BR, 5-BA condo overlooks Boston Common.

50 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

14. Mandarin-Oriental

776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

There are three spreads for sale for at least $5,000,000, including a 2-BR, 2.5-BA for $7,900,000.

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

15. The Mason House

211 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

$16,500,000.The mighty townhouse is far and away Boston’s priciest listing right now. Eleven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 15,000 square feet—go.

211 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

16. 10 Marlborough Street

10 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

$11,750,000The 10-BR, 7.5-BA townhouse has not been on the market since 1967, and there it sits: closing in on 500 days.

10 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA

17. 410 Beacon Street

410 Beacon Street

$8,850,000.Just over 500 days on the market now, the 7-BR, 5-BA townhouse has two decks and an au pair suite with separate entrance.

18. 78 Beacon Street

78 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

$10,750,000.The 6-BR, 8-BA manse overlooking the Public Garden has 11 fireplaces and a roof deck.

78 Beacon Street
Boston, MA