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The 15 Most Expensive Homes in Boston 2010


In 2010, there were 423 homes (single family and condos) in Boston sold for over $1 million equaling a total dollar value of $824,000,000.

That is UP 61.3% from 2009.  Surprised?  I am.  So much for the "great recession", at least for the $1M+ market segment.

But hey, 2009 was a dismal year, so the luxury market being up comparatively in 2010 is no surprise....right?

But....2010 was UP more than 23% compared to both 2007 and 2008 as well.

Let's have a look at the Boston luxury market stats (data from MLS): 


2010 2009 2008 2007

# of Sales

423 280 353 382
D.O.M. 162 164 143 141
AVG Price $1.947M $1.824M $1.896M $1.742
MED Price $1.550M $1.490M $1.450M $1.400M
MAX Price $10.8M $9.3M $9.5M $8.3M
Total Volume $824M $511M $669M $666M

So the luxury market is alive and kicking.  More like alive with guns blazing.  But what's that mean for the rest of the market?

The 15 Most Expensive Sales in Boston in 2010

Here are the 15 most expensive sales in Boston for 2010 (including both single family and condo sales from MLS), just for a little peek at what you can get for, oh, say $4 million plus...

Back Bay luxury condo on Commonwealth Ave

17 Commonwealth Ave Unit PH - Back Bay
3 Beds | 2 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Sale Price: $4,900,000
Square Feet: 3031

Exquisite Penthouse on the 1ST BLOCK of COMM AVE! A sophisticated duplex in a small 3-unit building on the sunny side of Comm Ave w/direct elevator access.


Boston luxury real estate on Commonwealth Ave36 Commonwealth Ave Unit 2 - Back Bay
4 Beds | 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Baths
Sale Price: $4,950,000
Square Feet: 3771

Exceptional PH triplex located on the first block of Commonwealth Ave with 3 exposures and views from every room.


Boston Waterfront townhouse343 Commercial Street TH 18 & 19 - Waterfront
4 Beds | 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths
Sale Price: $5,000,000
Square Feet: 4600

4,600 sq.ft. townhouse at Harbor’s Edge! This magnificent home is located at prestigious Union Wharf.


Breathtaking Boston waterfront luxury condo500 Atlantic Ave Unit 20K - Waterfront
4 Beds | 4 Full Baths, 1 Full Bath
Sale Price: $5,125,000
Square Feet: 4768

Walking into the 1100 sq ft living/dining room of this magnificent 4 bed plus study penthouse is breathtaking!


Luxury Pent House in Boston's Back Bay413 Commonwealth Ave Unit PH - Back Bay
4 Beds | 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Sale Price: $5,400,000
Square Feet: 3758

Ultimate PH living! New construction & recently upgraded with sophistication and elegance by Holland Construction.


Luxury Condo at Back Bay's Mandarin776 Boylston Street Unit 10B - Back Bay
3 Beds | 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Sale Price: $5,500,000
Square Feet: 3564

Sought after Mandarin, corner front unit in the west building.



Back Bay Parisian home on Boylston Street250 Boylston Street Unit 4 - Back Bay
3 Beds | 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths
Sale Price: $5,950,000
Square Feet: 4837

On the Historic Public Garden, this stunning Parisian home with serene views of the Swan Boats and ancient trees, this home includes 5,000 square feet of elegant space with a formal fire placed Living Room complete with hand painted murals.

Back Bay Condo with public garden views100 Beacon Street Unit 8 - Back Bay
4 Beds | 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Sale Price: $6,250,000
Square Feet: 4140

Built during the roaring 20s, 100 Beacon, with its finely carved, reflects Classical Revival buildings of that heady era.


Breathtaking luxury home in Boston's Beacon Hill70 Beacon Street - Beacon Hill
5 Beds | 5 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Sale Price: $6,500,000

One of the most beautiful residences on the Hill. Exquisite Greek revivial limestone town house overlooking the Public Garden.


Premiere Back Bay Living at Arlington9 Arlington Street Unit 3 - Back Bay
4 Beds | 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Baths
Sale Price: $6,500,000
Square Feet: 4083

Premiere Back Bay living complete in premiere location.



Beautiful Battery Wharf Condo3 Battery Wharf Unit 3611 - Waterfront
4 Beds | 4 Full Baths, 1 Half
Sale Price: $6,500,000
Square Feet: 4553

Vacation in your living room ! Custom designed 4 bedroom 4.5 bath one of a kind home at Beautiful Battery Wharf.


Beacon Street luxury home in boston150 Beacon Street Unit PH - Back Bay
4 Beds | 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Baths
Sale Price: $8,500,000
Square Feet: 6365

Grand Beaux-Arts double width Townhome on Riverside Beacon.This spectacular PH duplex offers panoramic Boston skyline and obstructed Charles River views.


Mandarin pent house in the Back Bay776 Boylston Street Unit PH - Back Bay
4 Beds | 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Sale Price: $9,050,000
Square Feet: 5141

Mandarin Penthouse is the epitome of penthouse living in the city of Boston. Unmatched location, views, space (interior/ exterior) and interior finishes.



Magnificent 5 bed townhome in Boston's Back Bay58 Commonwealth Avenue - Back Bay
5 Beds | 5 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths
Sale Price: $9,350,000
Square Feet: 9786

Magnificent 5 bedroom Townhome on the 2nd Block of Commonwealth Avenue. Completely renovated with elevator, high ceilings, hardwood floors and beautiful casework and detail.


renovated penthouse in Back Bay on Commonwealth Ave51 Commonwealth Avenue Unit PH - Back Bay
7 Beds | 8 Full Baths, 4 Half Baths
Sale Price: $10,800,000
Square Feet: 8773

Renovated Penthouse in Doorman Bldg. Completed in 2006 this well appointed front facing triplex 7 bedroom suite home.





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Wow! Michael, those are some incredible townhomes and condos on list. My favorite is 58 Commonwealth.
Posted @ Monday, January 31, 2011 6:22 PM by Ken Jansen
58 Comm certainly is a spectacular home Ken! And at a little less that $1000 per square foot, it's perhaps a bit of a "better value" than many of the others on this top 15 list.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 01, 2011 10:40 AM by Michael DiMella
Looks stunning and some handsome prices for Condos and apartments. Although the Median house price seems quite stable over the past few years, not too big a growth. I live in Western Australia and we have seen Massive growth over the past decade but like many since the Global Financial Crisis things have stabalized a little, but this is very regional.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 08, 2011 5:34 AM by Benji
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