Newly constructed or converted homes dominate the map. In fact, more than one-quarter of the 20 priciest were in a single property: Millennium Tower, which opened this year as Boston's tallest residential building (for now).
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the Greater Boston neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 areas vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. This week we'll have two matchups per day, and all the results and the full tournament bracket will be reviewed on Friday.
These are the five neighborhoods to watch as 2016 begins its slow fade into 2017. Why are they the five to watch? Because of the changes afoot in each, most of it due to new developments and some of it quite existential.
Tiny homes dot the Boston region, including from inside some of Boston proper’s newer luxury developments. For this Curbed Comparisons, we run down the smaller options square-feet-wise in the likes of Downtown Crossing’s Millennium Tower.
New England’s tallest residential building has seen its share of price-chops—but usually as a deal closes. Now comes a pre-closing reduction for a 1,745-square-foot spread on the 60-story tower’s 38th floor.
Sales in new developments such as Millennium Tower and Four51 Marlborough were among the 10 priciest in Boston in July. Also, several of the biggest deals from last month closed only after often-titanic price-chops.
Deeds for the first 47 condos to close at the Downtown Crossing spire were filed last week with Suffolk County. The milestone marks the end of the years-long journey of what (for) is Boston’s—and New England’s—tallest residential tower.
The new owner of the 48th-floor condo wants to lease it for five figures a month. Since no residential tower in the city stretches anywhere near 48 floors, it looks like this spread is the highest rental ever offered in Boston.
It looked like 2016 would be the year for the long-stalled plan to plunk a tower at Washington and Bromfield streets in Downtown Crossing. Neighborhood opposition has doomed the current plans, but the developer is promising a redesign.
The 3-BR, 3-BA spread, which includes a hot tub amid its 1,000 square feet of outdoor space, had been asking more than $5,000,000. The price steadily came down, and the seller regularly switched brokerages. A deal for the condo just closed.
A billionaire investor who made his fortune in delinquent loans and distressed properties has bought Millennium Tower’s 13,000-square-foot penthouse for more than $30,000,000. Thing is, though, he’s not likely to live there full-time.
A report says a Texas tycoon with local roots paid more than $30,000,000 for the 13,000-square-foot spread in the new tower. That sum would make the deal the most expensive home sale in Boston history.
The recent $11,480,000 trade of the floor-through at 6 Newbury Street in Back Bay got us thinking about other uber-pricey homes on the Boston market, the sort that might just unseat the 6 Newbury sale as the priciest of 2016 so far.
Clean and contemporary seems to be the order of the day in renovations in the city, whatever the price point of the property in question. Check out these reworked condos and houses currently for sale to see what we mean.
Millennium Tower is almost done and One Bromfield is probably not too far behind. Both will be among Boston's 10 tallest buildings when they're finished as will whatever goes up nearby in Winthrop Square. And these are just for starters.
A New York developer has resurrected plans for a building at Bromfield and Washington streets in Downtown Crossing. This time, though, instead of a 28-story spire, the proposal calls for a 59-story one.
The more than 300-foot spire would rise from the site of the old Felt nightclub, the facade of which would be incorporated into the apartment tower's design. Radically enough, the plans do not include parking.