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This Somerville condo just became the city’s most expensive sale ever

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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
Many of the rooms in this Somerville penthouse have floor-to-ceiling glass walls. David L Ryan / Globe Staff

A large, industrial-style penthouse condo sold for $1,750,000 on July 22, beating out Somerville’s previous priciest sale by only $25,000.

30 Howard Street, Unit 5 was originally listed for $1,799,900 and was featured as a Boston Globe Home of the Week in May. Its sale just barely beats out the previous home sale record in Somerville, when 32 Foskett Street sold for $1,725,000 in April 2015.

See inside 30 Howard Street:

There was a time when million dollar home sales were almost unheard of in Somerville, but recently they have become more common. Over the last year, home values increased by 11.3 percent in the city and are expected to rise another 4 percent in the next year, a quick growth rate even for the Boston area.

30 Howard Street, Unit 5 is in a red-brick factory building near Davis Square called the Davis Square Lofts complex. The building was constructed in 1894, according to the Globe. The condo has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,500 square feet of living space, and more than 1,500 square feet of roof deck space.