Home near Public Garden goes for $5.5 million, tops list of priciest sales

Luxury Back Bay Brookline Newton South End
The $5.5 million home is minutes from the Boston Public Garden.
This $5.5 million Back Bay town house has seven bedrooms. via

Third time’s a charm.

A Back Bay home scored the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row in our roundup of the biggest sales, with a town house that sold for $5,500,000. It was followed by a South End penthouse that went for $3,525,000. Colonials in Brookline and Newton finished up our tally, selling for $3,500,000 and $2,900,000, respectively.

16 Marlborough St.

The $5.5 million home is minutes from Boston’s Public Garden. —via

Less than a five-minute walk to the Public Garden, this town house was built in 1865, one of the earliest structures in Back Bay, according to its listing. Described as a “rare opportunity for customization,” this seven-bedroom, 7.5-bath home sold for $5,500,000 on Friday, Aug. 17.  It offers 6,207 square feet of living space and four levels of bay windows that look out onto the street. Two parking spaces behind the property are also included.

5 Claremont Park, Ph 2

This penthouse in the South End boasts city views from a private deck and rooftop patio, according to the listing agents, Barbara Cowley and S. Fulani Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty. The three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home sold for $3,525,000 on Friday, Aug. 17. A triplex with 2,877 square feet of living space, this town house-style unit offers heated bathroom floors, a gas fireplace with a marble surround, and a kitchen with top-of-the line appliances, custom cabinetry, and high ceilings.

91 Middlesex Road, Brookline

This nine-bedroom, 6.5-bath Colonial in Chestnut Hill offers seven fireplaces, millwork, built-ins, etched-glass skylights, and a grand entry hall. The 8,607-square-foot home rests on 0.28 of an acre and was purchased Tuesday for $3,500,000. Its eat-in kitchen features custom cabinets, high-end appliances, and French doors to the backyard, which has perennial gardens and a hot tub.

188 Allen Ave., Newton

This new Colonial in Newton’s Waban neighborhood sold Monday, prior to its completion, for $2,900,000, according to the listing broker Jane Goldman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Newton Centre. The 7,000-square-foot home is on 0.34 of an acre and offers six bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bath and walk-in closet. The floor in the master suite bath are heated. Other highlights of the home include an 8-foot-long kitchen island, tray ceilings, custom molding, French doors, copper gutters, two gas fireplaces, a bluestone patio, an attached two-car garage, and a finished lower level with a full bath, bedroom, gym, and media room, among other features.

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