Boston Real Estate

Top 1st Quarter Condo Sales

Boston’s 10 most expensive condominium sales of 2018's First Quarter

The city's top condominium sales are spread throughout five neighborhoods and represent a mix of boutique and full-service homes. All properties except Penthouse 2A at the Ritz Carlton and Unit 4 at 301 Berkeley Street are either brand new construction, or were recently built within the last few years.  

Sale Price

Address

Area

Beds

Baths

SF

Closed

$15,110,000     

Maison Vernon # PH

Beacon Hill

4

4.5

4,025

03/29/2018

$10,200,000

25 Beacon # 2*

Beacon Hill     

3+       

3.5       

4,015     

03/16/2018     

$10,200,000

Ritz Tower II # PH2A*

Midtown

5

5.5

4,703

02/12/2018

$6,777,000

Millennium Tower # 5102    

Midtown

3

4.5

3,172

03/14/2018

$6,461,800

50 Liberty # 11B

Seaport

3

3.5

2,083

03/21/2018

$5,600,000

Maison Vernon # V

Beacon Hill

3

3.5

2,903

03/02/2018

$5,295,000

50 Liberty # 8B

Seaport

2

2.5

2,083

03/22/2018

$4,960,000

301 Berkeley St # 4*

Back Bay

4

3.5

3,550

01/24/2018

$4,843,900

Pierce Boston # PH 28E

Fenway

3

3.5

2,548

03/08/2018

$4,838,500

50 Liberty # 7B

Seaport

2

2.5

2,083

03/20/2018

 

*Indicates sales for which Campion and Company represented the Seller and/or Buyer. 

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Beacon Hill Townhouse Spotlight

Offered exclusively by Campion and Company for $6,500,000, 90 Chestnut Street is one of Boston's rarest architectural treasures. View the Listing

Built in 1898 and extensively remodeled in 1926 on one of The Flat of Beacon Hills most desirable streets, 90 Chestnut Street is a 5-story townhouse of true historic distinction. The Federal Revival style home was built as the residence of Henry Davis sleeper, America’s first interior designer. This fashionable purveyor of taste has garnered much fame for homes he did for clients, such as Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks and the Vanderbilts, but also for one of his own homes, Beauport, the Gloucester Harbor mansion that is now a national historic landmark. To this day, and in thanks to subsequent owners who have faithfully renovated, restored and maintained the magnificent property, 90 Chestnut remains full of decorative flourishes chosen specifically by the nationally noted antiquarian, collector, and interior decorator.

The entire 6,576 square foot house is a historic treasure, yet remains timeless in its ability to cater to modern lifestyles. The gracious floor plan splendidly incorporates formal and informal living and entertaining areas and offers 5 sun-filled bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms, all enhanced by a private elevator and spacious roof deck. Cleverly built-in storage and displays fill every nook and cranny of the home so that every inch serves an aesthetic and functional purpose. The floor plan also brings with it wonderful flexibility to be used as a single residence or two separate units—one a first and garden floor duplex, the other a 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor elevator triplex.

One step in the door and it is apparent that this Flat of the Hill home was constructed and finished in the finest manner. A gorgeous mahogany paneled reception room with a leaded glass curios cabinet offers a glorious first impression as to what the rest of the home has to offer. Take the elevator or climb the stairs to the living room floor and you step right into the heart of the home that is absolute elegance. This approximately 21’ by 39’ entertaining space is paneled floor-to-ceiling and features finely detailed carved pilasters and classical door casings. Built-ins abound, including bookcases, collectibles vitrines and a complete wet bar. A carefully lit oval skylight and corner fireplace finish this fine, perfectly symmetrical room.

Just beyond this living room is a home office or media suite complete with a bay-windowed seating area facing the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. This space has its own half bath and a variegated marble fireplace depicting an Aesop’s Fable, the Wolf and the Crane, in carved relief, a fine example of how the home’s design evokes literary, as well as, historical themes.  

Up one flight of the curving staircase is the spacious family room and kitchen. The family room is a large, 20' by 21' space with additional skylights, a grand mantelpiece and graceful Adam-style detailing. The kitchen is accessed through a wonderful original butler’s pantry with zinc-lined sink, unique backlit windowed display case and a warm, hearth tile floor that continues into the kitchen. The eat-in kitchen features a beamed ceiling, antiqued pickled pine cabinetry, triple windows facing Chestnut Street at treetop level and direct elevator access. On the opposite end of this floor is another suite consisting of a fireplaced bedroom, bay windowed dressing area facing the gardens and a full bath.

On the fourth floor rests the master bedroom suite, which has a large mirrored bath with oversized Jacuzzi tub set beneath a skylight and exceptional closet storage offered by a large walk-in, additional closets and custom built-ins. The huge master bedroom with beautifully detailed fireplace and Juliet balcony is set below an oversized skylight with electronically controlled shades. Another bedroom suite with full bath on this level is currently used as a sun-filled home gym.

The home’s massive, private roof deck with wonderful city views is one level above and is easily accessible via a full, sky-lit staircase. It has been newly renovated by the current owners and is equipped with water, gas and electric.

The duplex suite on the first and garden levels is also enchanting, featuring an octagonal shaped entry foyer leading into a large living room. Currently in use as a formal dining room, it boasts beautiful garden-facing windows and countless architectural flourishes.

Adjoining this space is a bedroom suite that Henry Davis sleeper used for his own quarters. Downstairs is a large oval-shaped room detailed in a High Victorian Gothic style, off of which is a comfortable glass-ceilinged conservatory and bedroom with a full bath. The kitchen on this lower level includes a breakfast room set beneath glass block skylights to Chestnut Street that were completely and painstakingly restored to their original design.

This one-of-a-kind townhouse is complete with a parking space at the Brimmer street Garage.

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What will be the tallest buildings on Boston's skyline by 2020?

Four of the top five are currently existing. 

  1. 790'     200 Clarendon Street, (1976, Back Bay)
  2. 749'     Prudential Tower (1964, Back Bay)
  3. 742'     Four Season Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston (Under Construction, Back Bay)
  4. 685'     Millennium Tower (2016, Midtown)
  5. 614'     Federal Reserve Bank Building (1977, Downtown/Waterfront)

At 790 feet, 200 Clarendon Street (formerly known as the John Hancock) has been Boston's tallest building since its completion in 1976. The Henry-Cobb designed office tower will soon be joined in the top three by another work by the architect in collaboration with Cambridge Seven Associates: Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston.* One Dalton will rise 742 feet at its highest point, becoming the tallest residential building not just in Boston, but in all of New England. Currently under construction, One Dalton has already become visible on the Boston skyline. 

 

Curbed reports more on Boston's existing tallest buildings and the city's developing skyline here.

*Campion and Company is exclusively representing the sales of the white-glove residences at One Dalton.

 

Back Bay's New Skyline with One Dalton

Rendered above: Back Bay Skyline once One Dalton is complete

Two Campion and Company Developments Featured in Boston Homes

10 Farnsworth is Fort Point’s Newest Gem

10 Farnsworth is Boston’s newest boutique luxury development in the Seaport District's Fort Point Neighborhood. Nine exceptional residences enjoy direct elevator access, an on-site garage with automated parking system and a combination of shared and private roof gardens.

 

Luxury Homes Coming to The Boulevard on the Waterfront

Boulevard on the Greenway offers residents the opportunity to live directly on Boston’s most sought-after location, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, in a stunning architectural statement with garage parking and resident amenities.  

 

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New Construction Luxury Developments in Boston

Campion and Company is Boston's Leading Luxury Sales Office, and the Exclusive Listing Agent for numerous developers throughout the City. 

Contact us to learn more about our new development offerings.


Five-Star Luxury at Boston's Tallest Residential Tower: Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston


Stunning Views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston: Boulevard on the Greenway


Classic Elegance in Beacon Hill: 25 Beacon


Boutique Building on Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay: The Residences at the Harvard Club


Modern Design and Amenities in Fort Point: 10 Farnsworth 


Boutique Building on Marlborough Street in Back Bay: Four51Marlborough

One Dalton: Renderings

Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston

Visit the Official One Dalton Website to request more information or to sign up for news and updates.

Campion and Company is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston. Contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule a private showing.

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Spectacular Sales: Back Bay Townhouse

An Elegant Home from Top to Bottom

Boston Homes feature by Marilyn Jackson

When the developers purchased the Back Bay townhouse at 197 Marlborough St. in April 2015, they planned to convert the lodging house to two luxurious condominiums.

However, those plans changed about seven months ago when a buyer decided it would be an ideal single-family home that would reflect understated elegance. The $12,000,000 purchase was completed Sept. 9.

Bill Gehan of Campion and Company Real Estate was the listing broker for this property, and Tracy Campion, who heads the firm, was the selling broker.


Read more: Custom-designed Boston townhouse is top single-family sale

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Understanding the Boston Home Buying Process

If you're a first-time home buyer in the Boston real estate market or could use a refresher, this step-by-step guide will help simplify the process for you.  

1. Prepare Ahead

As you prepare to search for a Boston home, there are a few steps to keep in mind just before you find your dream home. 

  • Watch your finances. It pays to go into the process with a good credit history.
  • Research mortgage options and get pre-approval.
  • Hire an attorney. Buying a home involves a large volume of paperwork, including contracts and agreements. Having a real estate lawyer by your side is strongly recommended. 
  • Save for a down payment. Needless to say, it's expensive to buy a home - start saving now! In addition to your down payment, be prepared for costs such as:
    • Closing costs
    • Utilities, insurance and other monthly bills
    • Property taxes 

2. Find a Boston Real Estate Broker

A knowledgeable agent can make the home buying process easier and save you money. Boston's top residential broker, Tracy Campion, and the team at Campion & Company are here to listen to your concerns and be sure that your needs are met. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our team.

3. Find Your Dream Home

What is most important to you? Make a list of your must-haves and deal breakers before you begin searching for your Boston home or condo. Your checklist might include:

  • Neighborhood or location
  • Walkability & public transportation
  • Off-street parking
  • Top Boston school system
  • Close to medical centers, top local employers
  • Building amenities

Don't forget mortgage payment on this list. Your dream home won't be your dream home unless you can afford it. Include utilities, taxes, homeowner's assessments in your calculations.

4. Financing Your Boston Home

Once you've found the perfect property, take the steps to understand the financing terms. Your mortgage broker, lender or attorney can run a title search and will be important resources to help make sure you're clear on all terms. Ask questions if you're unsure about anything!

5. Make an Offer!

  • Home inspection - Before making an offer, be sure to get the home inspected by a licensed home inspector
  • Make sure the title is clear or consider adding contingencies to your offer if it's not
  • Plan to get title insurance
  • Before you put pen to paper - be sure to read ALL contracts. If you hire an attorney, have them review the contracts, too
  • Once you place a bid, be prepared to make a counter offer - it can be competitive
  • Keep an eye on your credit score and hold off on additional big expenses until long after your closing
  • If your offer is not accepted - then the search continues!

6. Closing on Your New Home

  • Keep all sign contracts and papers, from offer to closing, on file
  • Get insured 
    • Homeowners
    • Flood
    • Fire
    • Disaster
  • Weatherproof your home - Get your home ready to face all four seasons
  • Set up all utilities
  • Get ready for the move - Whether you are hiring professionals or relying on friends, get a moving plan together as soon as you know your move-in date
  • Make your home your own - from fresh paint to new light fixtures, have fun making your new place yours
  • Introduce yourself to the neighborhood - Get to know your new neighbors and see what the neighborhood has to offer
  • Pass on the recommendation - If you are happy with the experience you had with your Realtor, recommended them to your friends looking to purchase Boston real estate!

 

If you still have questions about the home buying process or any real estate considerations specific to Boston, please contact Campion & Company. We look forward to helping you buy your next home!