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Somerville’s priciest home sale ever doesn’t even crack the area’s top 5 this week

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SOMERVILLE, MA - 4/26/2016:Small desk with garage door windows.... A condo home that is located on the upper level of a refurbished factory that retains industrialized look at 30 Howard street, Somerville, Unit 5.  This is a double unit connected by a private hallway. This is a place that extolls industry with exposed pipe.... The kitchen, the living room, the master bedroom with a four poster bed, but one made of metal instead of wood. The bathroom in the main unit is industrial strength: there is a shower head, but no shower and the it contains a door connecting to the deck. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: BUSINESS  TOPIC 050816HomeOfTheWeek
A small desk area near garage door windows in a condo home that is located on the upper level of a refurbished factory in Davis Square, Somerville. David L Ryan / Globe Staff

Expensive home sales over the past week are an instructive example of where the power lies in luxury real estate in Greater Boston. Somerville saw its most expensive sale ever, yet that sale didn’t even crack the region’s top five of the week.

Just as you might have guessed, those positions were filled by high-end condos in Boston proper and a mansion in Weston. Check them out below.

451 Marlborough Street, Penthouse 5, Boston

451 Marlborough Street, Back Bay

451 Marlborough Street, back Bay

Located on the top two floors of a new luxury building called Four51, Penthouse 5 is yet to be completed, so only renderings of what it might look like are available. When it’s done, the unit will have five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 5,797 square feet of living space. It sold on July 22 for $7.5 million, leaving Back Bay’s median sale price of $863,200 in the dust.

60 Meadowbrook Road, Weston

60 Meadowbrook Road Weston

60 Meadowbrook Road Weston

This Weston mansion also sold on July 22, for $6,458,000. That’s a million dollars less than the Back Bay penthouse, but at 12,107 square feet this home is more than twice as big. It has five en-suite bedrooms, a mahogany-paneled family room and a private movie theater. It also has room for a gym and a wet bar on the lower level and is just a few minutes from the golf course.

1 Franklin Street, Units 4904, 3702 and 1903, Boston

Boston- 09/17/15 -A topping out ceremony was held at the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, which will be the tallest residential building in Boston. The $700 concrete building was started two years ago and will be 60 stories high with a finished height of 685 feet. The building (right) rises over Downtown Crossing, a few blocks from The Old South Meeting House on Washington Street. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

Does that address look familiar? It’s Millennium Tower, of course. As it finally nears completion, the uber-luxury tower is beginning to see some multi-million dollar closings on its units. This week, three units sold for between $2,595,000 and $3,120,000. The most expensive unit has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, while the other units have two bedrooms each.

30 Howard Street, Unit 5, Somerville

SOMERVILLE, MA - 4/26/2016: Living room with windows and wrap around deck....A condo home that is located on the upper level of a refurbished factory that retains industrialized look at 30 Howard street, Somerville, Unit 5. This is a double unit connected by a private hallway. This is a place that extolls industry with exposed pipe.... The kitchen, the living room, the master bedroom with a four poster bed, but one made of metal instead of wood. The bathroom in the main unit is industrial strength: there is a shower head, but no shower and the it contains a door connecting to the deck. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 050816HomeOfTheWeek

SOMERVILLE, MA - 4/26/2016: Kitchen and dining view....A condo home that is located on the upper level of a refurbished factory that retains industrialized look at 30 Howard street, Somerville, Unit 5. This is a double unit connected by a private hallway. This is a place that extolls industry with exposed pipe.... The kitchen, the living room, the master bedroom with a four poster bed, but one made of metal instead of wood. The bathroom in the main unit is industrial strength: there is a shower head, but no shower and the it contains a door connecting to the deck. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 050816HomeOfTheWeek

There were actually several other homes — in Boston, Cambridge, Weston, Newton, Wellesley, Brookline and Marblehead — that saw homes sell in the $2-3 million range this week. But we passed over those in favor of highlighting this record-setter from Somerville. With a $1,750,000 price tag, this condo broke the city’s previous sales record by just $25,000. It’s a top-floor double-unit in a refurbished warehouse near Davis Square. It’s got four bedrooms, two bathrooms and it totally nails that industrial chic look.