120 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Boston. Ever.

Presenting a map of the 120 Most Expensive Single Family Home and Condo Sales ever recorded in Boston.

Why 120?

Who knows. Let’s not over think it. Just go with it.

With an entry point just north of $5,000,000, these properties certainly fit the bill as the cream of the crop in the Boston real estate market. All the map pins are clickable and will show property details including  pictures and descriptions where available. Some of the pins are very close together, but if you zoom in, you’ll be able to give them all a look.  We’ll be updating this map on a regular basis (hint, subscribe for the newest updates).

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Fun Facts from the 120 Most Expensive Homes Ever Sold in Boston

  • Average Sale Price of these properties is $6,914,000….1160% higher than Boston average prices!   Tweet This!
  • Average price per square foot of these sales is $1,276
  • There were 2 sales above $2000 per square foot
  • Average size is 5873 square feet
  • Average Days on Market is 269
  • Average number of bedrooms is 3.8
  • Average number of full baths is 3.9
  • 75 units had some form of parking included
  • For the units that included parking, they average 2 parking spots
  • 64 units had some form of outdoor space included

Most Expensive Home Ever Sold  in Boston:

mandarin oriental penthouse boston

776 Boylston St PH2-E

Neighborhood: Back Bay

Sold Price: $13,200,000
Sold Date: 06/13/11
Days on Market: 971
Type: Condo
SQFT: 6829
PSQFT : $1,933


Broker Description: Boston’s most awe inspiring Penthouse ever to be built!!!!  14 stories above Back Bay, this 8,000 sf  oasis features  floor-to-ceiling windows on 4 sides providing unmatched and unobstructed views of Boston’s skyline, Cambridge and The Charles River.  Unique in every way this sprawling  top floor residence includes two large terraces and two enormous private decks spanning over 3,000sf, which can be accessed by private elevator truly allowing the city to become yours.   Four garage parking spaces.

In case you’re wondering, the condo fee was $10,246. Per month.  That’s the same payment as a $2 million mortgage.  Tweet This!

In other Tom Brady News…

So maybe the guy is having trouble winning football games all of a sudden but his future as a real estate mogul seems pretty secure.  Sales of his homes appear twice on this list of the 120 most expensive sales in Boston!       Tweet This!

  • #15 on the list – 310 Beacon Street #4, Sold in 2012 for $9.2 million
  • #102 on the list – 314 Commonwealth Ave #2, Sold in 2008 for $5.3 million

Tom Brady Back Bay Condo Sale 310 Beacon Street

310 Beacon Street #3

Neighborhood: Back Bay

Sold Price: $9,200,000
Sold Date: 06/22/12
Days on Market: 256
Type: Condo
SQFT: 5311
PSQFT : $1,732

Broker Description: Situated in a magnificent limestone facade Mansion with direct access elevator from the inviting foyer, this impeccably designed Penthouse provides modern, high-tech elegance.  Offering sweeping Views of The Charles River, landscaped roof-deck with sky kitchen, grand living room with vaulted ceiling and dual fireplaces.  Sumptuous Master Suite with marble master bath, spanning his/her dressing rooms.  This exquisite, luxurious 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bath property has a state-of-the art gym, club room, stunning kitchen, 6 fireplaces, 4 car garage parking and Doorman.

Burrage Mansion, Tom Brady sold unit at 314 commonwealth ave314 Commonwealth Ave #2

Neighborhood: Back Bay
Sold Price: $5,285,000
Sold Date: 01/04/08
Days on Market: 19
Type: Condo
SQFT: 3412
PSQFT : $1,549
Description: Rarely available, Back Bay’s crowning jewel – The Burrage Mansion. The epitome of style and opulence – magnificent 3 bedroom floor-through residence featuring gorgeous museum quality lobby, elevator access to elegant foyer, fabulous kitchen opening to fireplaced family room, separate dining room, fireplaced living room, all overlooking the Commonwealth Mall. Beautiful master bedroom suite with marble bath and custom closets. Concierge services and two full garage parking spaces.

Years With Most Sales

Not unexpectedly, 2008 dominated this list with 28 Sales averaging $7.1 million.  Tweet This!

Why? One building. The Mandarin.

The Mandarin opened in September of 2008 and quickly racked up closing after closing above $5 million in the fall of 2008 (just before the financial market meltdown!)

  1. 2008, with 28 sales averaging $7.1 million (including 20 Sales at The Mandarin)
  2. 2011, with 15 sales averaging $7.8 million
  3. 2010, with 13 sales averaging $7.2 million

Neighborhoods with The Most Sales

  1. Back Bay, with 82 sales     Tweet This!
  2. Beacon Hill, with 24 sales     Tweet This!
  3. Midtown, with 8 sales (all 8 in the New Ritz Towers)
  4. Waterfront, with 6 sales

Single Family vs Condos

72%, or 87 of the sales were condos

28%, or 33 of the sales were single families

Single family sales make up about 6% of sales in downtown Boston overall, but they clearly account for a much higher percentage of Boston’s most expensive real estate.

Largest Unit by Square Footage

347 Commonwealth Ave was 13,800 square feet and sold for $5.1 million (technically it was a single family, used as light office at time of sale, then converted to condos). There’s actually one of the converted units at 347 Commonwealth on the market currently – click here to check it out

Smallest Property to Make the List

50 Battery Wharf #309/310 in the Waterfront is 2,704 sq ft  and sold for $5.2 million (a cool $1923 per square foot) making it the smallest home to make our list.

Most Expensive Per Square Foot

The Mandarin – a 5000 square foot unit on the 12th floor sold for $2,479 per square foot, one of only 2 sales in Boston history above $2000 per foot.     Tweet This!

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