Boston Homes
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Highest condo sales in the city by neighborhood
price per square foot reached a new city record of $982, surpassing the old high mark of $975 set in the third quarter of 2016. By comparison, last year’s median per square foot reached $875 in the second quarter.

One of the factors driving up prices is the significant lack of inventory to meet the great demand.

The number of sales and the median selling price mushroomed in almost every neighborhood covered by Boston Homes. The only neighborhood not to see an upturn in the median price per square foot was the West End.

This week, we look at the top selling condos during the second quarter in each neighborhood covered by Boston Homes, which include Back Bay – Midtown; Beacon Hill – West End; Charlestown – Navy Yard; Dorchester; Downtown – Fort Point – Leather District – Seaport; East Boston; Fenway; Jamaica Plain; South Boston; South End – Bay Village; and the Waterfront – North End – Financial District.

The most expensive home sold in the city during that period was Penthouse 1B at 50 Liberty, a new residential condominium development on Fan Pier in the Seaport District. This gorgeous home on the 13th floor sold for $11,200,000 on May 31. Three bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths are intermingled in 3,619 square feet of pure luxurious living.

Designed by the acclaimed Elkus Manfredi Architects, 50 Liberty’s breathtaking floor-toceiling window design reflects its intimate relationship with both water and sky.

Back Bay

The second quarter in the Back Bay saw a lot of activity despite the shortage of inventory. Although sales fell nine percent to 116 condos sold, the median price rose 12 percent to $1,100,000 and the average price per square foot reached a record $1,241. The Back Bay continues to be one of the most popular and in-demand neighborhoods in the city.

The second highest sale in the city (excluding 50 Liberty homes) was PH 1801 at Trinity Place, 1 Huntington Ave.. This was the biggest sale for Back Bay during the second quarter. This magnificent five-bedroom, sixbathroom, 4,298-square-home on the 18th floor sold on May 23 for $8,000,000. Trinity Place is an ultra-luxury full service concierge building in Copley Square with some of the best views in the city.

The formal entry with marble floors opens to a spacious sophisticated living room with a private terrace facing Trinity Church, the Gardens and Back Bay, an elegant dining room, and a gorgeous kitchen with a dining/breakfast area.

The plush master suite with a separate private home-office faces the Charles River where views of colorful sunsets and graceful sailboats are plentiful.

Priority seating at one of the best gourmet Italian restaurants – Sorellina – and a residents- only fitness center with massage room are among the on-site amenities.

This penthouse was listed and sold by Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Another premiere sale transpired at the Four Seasons, 220 Boylston St., also in Back Bay.

Unit 1111 sold on June 22 for $7,945,000.

This one-of-a kind home offers 3,050 square feet of prime real estate with a vibrant panorama backdrop of the Public Garden, Boston Common, the State House and beyond. This corner unit, comprised of twoplus bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, expansive living, dining and entertainment areas, and an additional second kitchen, boasts exquisite marble floors, fireplace, wet bar, granite kitchen, abundant built-ins and massive walk-in custom closets.

The new residents will enjoy top notch full service amenities and services provided by the Four Seasons Hotel including room service, a fitness center with indoor pool and spa, 24-hour concierge and doorman, two self/valet parking spaces and a storage bin.

The listing agent was George Jedlin of Douglas Elliman Real Estate and the buyer’s agent was Debra Sordillo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Boston-Commonwealth Avenue.

Beacon Hill – West End

Maison Vernon’s Unit 11 at 39-41 Mount Vernon St. in the Beacon Hill – West End area sold on April 6 for $5,412,500.

Maison Vernon is an impeccably designed sumptuous residential building with seven new condos that epitomize harmony and balance, while successfully preserving the rich heritage of the area.

These exclusive homes boast the finest materials and craftsmanship, including handcarved Italian marble fireplace mantles, imported French oak chevron herringbone floors, handcrafted French-inspired plaster moldings and imported Italian kitchens.

A perfect fusion of well-crafted modern European interiors with incomparable grand American architecture, Unit 11 encompasses 2,840 square feet of dazzling living space, including three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a powder room.

This home was listed by Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty and was purchased with Zur Attias of the Attias Group, LLC.

Stats confirm that Beacon Hill continues to be another extremely popular neighborhood. Sales in the second quarter rose 12 percent with 64 units sold. While the median price descended 15 percent to $837,500, the median price per square foot rose 11 percent to $1,182.

Charlestown – Navy Yard

The second quarter saw four new records in this neighborhood. The median selling price reached a new height of $731,500 and sales volume soared to $98,313,042 – a 12 percent increase from the previous record set in the third quarter of 2013 at $87,938,270. While the median price per square foot is now a record $745, a new neighborhood record for average price per square foot is set at $743.

The top sale in Charlestown – Navy Yard was Unit 2 at 47 Chestnut St. that sold for $1,795,000 on May 21.

Originally built in 1860, this 2,155-squarefoot penthouse duplex home, located on a tree-lined street, was completely and skillfully renovated and has breathtaking skyline and harbor views from the spectacular private roof deck.

This ultra-luxurious home offers majestic front-to-back living. The kitchen is a chef’s dream come true with Jenn-Air professional appliances, including a six-burner range with pro stainless hood. There are also Classique Quartz countertops and a waterfall peninsula, Seashell upper cupboards and Gunmetal Blue lower cabinets.

Additional elements include an ornate period Carrara marble gas fireplace, triple cornice moldings and stunning finishes. Accompanying the three spacious bedrooms are threeand- a-half designer spa bathrooms featuring a combination of Italian porcelain and natural stone mosaics.

The listing agent was Frank Celeste and it was purchased with Nancy Roth – both of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.


Dorchester also entertained an illustrious second quarter. 182 homes were sold, compared to 128 a year ago. The median selling price rose to $480,000 from $420,000 during the same time last year.

The paramount sale for April, May and June was Unit 8 at 7 Baker Ct., just steps away from the revitalized South Bay Shopping Center, showcasing a pedestrian-oriented, contemporary and vibrant community of retail, restaurant, fashion and entertainment. This three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bath home with 2,287 square feet of living perfec-