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Crane Watch: New Interior Photos Released for South End’s 345 Harrison

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A two-acre site in Boston’s South End neighborhood will soon be home to two sprawling new residential buildings. 345 Harrison Avenue has become one of the neighborhood’s hottest new residential developments, delivering 585 world-class apartments to the bustling neighborhood. The two 14-story buildings, totaling 535,900 square-feet will include 40,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail and an underground parking garage with 275 vehicle spaces and 325 bicycle spaces.

The new buildings will further the urban renewal process that seeks to revitalize this area of Boston, while connecting the vibrant Downtown and South End neighborhoods. The project will improve pedestrian connectivity and circulation in the neighborhood and will serve as a vital physical and economic link between Downtown and South End. The site will include a landscaped pedestrian path that leads from the project to the MBTA Silver Line on Washington Street. Its location is conveniently situated across from a Whole Foods Grocery Store and countless other South End restaurants and shopping centers. Its developers, UDR, have built over 5,000 new units in six states since 2006 for total development costs of $1.3 billion. 345 Harrison has since become one of UDR’s most significant undertakings in terms of size and capabilities.

This week, UDR has released several new renderings, exhibiting the interiors of 345 Harrison‘s apartments and luxury amenities.

Amenities at 345 Harrison include a 14th floor sky lounge with outstanding Back Bay views, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and expansive, 4,000 square-foot fully-equipped fitness center/yoga room.

Apartments are as dynamic and innovative as its South End address, crafted with crisp custom finishes, with every detail carefully considered to create a beautiful backdrop for your life in Boston.

345 Harrison Ave is expected reach completion by early 2018. Stay updated with new renderings, floor plans and pre-sales via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Michael Dell Buys One Dalton Penthouse in Boston’s Most Expensive Condo Sale

 

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Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, is currently in contract for one of the three penthouse residences in Back Bay’s One Dalton residential tower.

One Dalton, which is expected to wrap up construction by the final quarter of 2018, has already sold several of its luxury condos. At a height of 742 feet, One Dalton will be the third largest tower to pierce the Boston skyline; with only the Prudential and John Hancock Towers soaring above at heights of 750 feet and 790 feet, respectively.

While it is not yet known how much Dell is expected to pay for the penthouse, there is currently another for sale at $40 million. The three penthouses will occupy the 60th and 61st floors of the building. In June of 2016, investment fund manager John Grayken shattered records with the most expensive condominium sale in Boston history at $35 million in Millennium Tower. The penthouse won’t be Dell’s first big purchase in the city. He bought his 4,110 square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse for $10.9 million in the last quarter of 2016, following a $60 billion deal by Dell Technologies acquiring Hopkinton’s EMC Corp.

Dell’s penthouse will be approximately 7,300 square-feet in size across two stories, in addition to a 570 square-foot outdoor terrace. One Dalton residents will also have access to a private residents’ club on the 50th floor, a state-of-the-art spa, restaurant, golf simulator and indoor lap pool. As of November 2017, the building has reached nearly half of its full height and is expected to top off in early 2018. Keep up to date on One Dalton’s construction via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Fall Real Estate Preview – Upcoming Pre-Market Opportunities

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With the fall market in full swing, a wealth of new developments have been wrapping up construction and interior finishing for season completion. Several of these developments include highly-anticipated residences in single- and multi-family configurations. We’re delighted to offer an early glimpse into four new residential developments coming to market over the next several months, each exclusively listed by Bushari agents.

 


8 Greico | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by Sam Reifman-Packett

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8 Grieco is a brand-new residential development coming soon to East Boston. The project will feature three luxury homes, each with two-bedrooms and two and a half bathroom configurations. The developers are planning to push the envelope of cutting-edge home design, with smart technology, luxury finishes and thoughtful floor plans that maximize space and offer open concept living. Each home will also feature outdoor space and private storage in the lower level.

The surrounding neighborhood offers beautiful stretches of waterfront parks adorned with boutique shops, restaurants and public transportation points. East Boston is quickly becoming one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Explore more of 8 Greico and subscribe for the latest news on the development via 8Grieco.com.

 


 

The Parsons | Brighton
Exclusively Listed by Eric Tam

Currently undergoing interior finishing, The Parsons will bring four stylish new town homes to a vibrant Brighton street. The project will include two+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The units are complete with a shared patio and parking.

Its sleek, contemporary architecture will be reflective of the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space. Its proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School, New Balance, and the rest of Boston makes these residences a commuter’s dream. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike, is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement. These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Read more at BostonRealEstate.

 


 

456 Meridian | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

Currently under construction, 456 Meridian Street will occupy a desirable plot of land in East Boston’s Eagle Hill neighborhood with close proximity to the water. The project will feature three brand-new homes with open floor plans, exquisite finishes and gorgeous custom kitchens. While construction is still ongoing, floor plans, features and finishes may be obtained via inquiries at 456Meridian.com.

 


18 Rush | Somerville
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

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18 Rush Street will bring two luxury units to the bustling East Somerville neighborhood. The project, which is expected to hit the market in October, features residences with thoughtful floor plans offering approximately 1,400 of elegant living space. The area has proven an excellent location for luxury multi-family residences, with two similar units at 20 Lincoln Street selling quickly. More details on these residences will be made available in the coming weeks. Inquire about floor plans, building features and finishes at 18rush.com.

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The Parsons – Coming Soon

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The Brighton neighborhood has become a hotbed for suburban residential developments. While downtown Boston sees an influx of high-rise towers throughout the city, its surrounding suburbs have boomed with modern dwellings. Its location is ideal for those looking for residential or commercial properties cheaper than downtown, but still relatively close to job centers in the city. Credit for its boom can be given to the rise of commercial activity following New Balance’s footsteps into the area.  The Brighton neighborhood has since become a thriving hub of boutique businesses and residences flanked by lush green parks and gardens.

Amongst the exciting new developments underway in the neighborhood is The Parsons residences at 88-94 Parsons Street.

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The multi-family project, which is now undergoing interior finishing, will bring four outstanding new town homes to a vibrant street in Brighton. The Parsons is comprised of 2+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The residences are complete with a shared patio and parking. Its sleek, contemporary architecture reflects the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space.

Residents will benefit from The Parsons close proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School and New Balance Headquarters. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement.

These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Inquire now at BostonRealEstate.com.

88-94 Parsons Street | Brighton

4 townhouses | 2+ bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms

1,600 – 1,700 square-feet

Parking available

$899,000

Exclusively listed by Eric Tam | eric@bushari.com | 617-803-5683

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A Day in the Life: Bushari’s Chris Thoman

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For over thirteen years, Chris Thoman has been an active member of Boston’s thriving real estate community. With hundreds of real estate transactions under his belt, throughout each and every neighborhood in Boston (and beyond), Chris has been around the block a number of times. When he’s not in the office, he’s meeting up with clients or touring and inspecting his listings. A proud father and loving husband, he spends much of his time with his wife and two children in their brand-new Dorchester home. It’s been a busy week balancing his recent move and his several homes on the market. We hit the road with Chris to see what it’s like to live a day in his life.

Early Morning: Up and At ‘Em

 

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Starting the day off right in his Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

 

5:00 AM, Thursday morning. By the early dawn, Chris is ready to start his day. Up first is a quick run to the gym before breakfast with his wife and kids. Even though he’s continually running around to meet up with clients, an early trip to the gym is sometimes the best way to get a little morning motivation.

 

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Chris is the proud father of two children, Jace (turning two in October) and Kaia (3-month old newborn).

 

Early Afternoon: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

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A quick errand before the start of a busy day.

 

In between client calls and conferences, Chris makes a quick stop at Tiffany’s to exchange a few rings for his wife. He’s picked out a beautiful pair from their T collection. We’re sure she’ll love them.

 

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Can’t forget to check out the watches. Not sure about that price tag, though!

 

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Back to work! No breaks in the real estate business.

Mid Afternoon: A Walk Through in Chestnut Hill

 

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By the mid-afternoon, Chris is previewing a new sales listing in Chestnut Hill. While the property is not quite yet on the market, you can inquire about the opportunity through email. Interestingly enough, the seller of this home is the mother of one of his current clients. This goes to show just how important it can be to market yourself and communicate regularly with your network of clients. You never know when the cousin or friend of one of your clients may be looking for his or her own home. Check back regularly at BostonRealEstate.com for updated information on when this home hits the market.

Late Afternoon: Under Agreement

 

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Under Agreement: 90 Babcock St #A & #B

 

In Brookline, we made a stop by 90 Babcock Street. This lovely and contemporary home consists of two separate units, each of which Chris is representing as the seller’s agent.  Just moments from Coolidge Corner, this neighborhood is known for its award-winning restaurants, schools and parks. The old adage of “Location, location, location” certainly rings true. At long last, he’s able to switch out the yard sign as both homes are now under agreement, representing $4.125M in sales. Congratulations to Chris and his clients!

 

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A few inspections before move-in. Fire alarms are working! (But our ears are still ringing.)

Early Evening: A Walk in the Park

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After a quick bite to eat at one of his favorite stops, Pret A Manger, Chris winds down on his home tours with a walk along the beautiful Commonwealth Ave. A gorgeous environment for making a few client calls, Commonwealth stretches along the Back Bay neighborhood and connects the lush green of the Public Garden and Back Bay fens. Finally, Chris will be heading back to install furniture in his new house, negotiating on behalf of his clients along the way.

Prospective real estate agents should always remember that it’s a 24/7 business, even in late August which can be the slowest two weeks of the year. While Chris is running errands and moving furniture, he’s still on-call with several of his clients. Are the hours worth it? “The gratification of my clients makes it worth it,” he said. “When buyers call me up after a deal and send me their thanks for a smooth transaction, I feel I’ve done my job.”

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Free eBook: 2016 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston

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With temperatures soaring this summer, Bostonians have been looking for places to cool off throughout the city. To make your search easier, we have compiled a new ebook, The 2016 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston, available for free download.

Boasting the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of Boston properties where you can live and swim, the book provides full-color photos and descriptions of each pool, as well as the amenities and services available at each. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in the city, our ebook will give you the scoop on the hottest properties to cool off.

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As a bonus, dive into the video below, ranking the Top 8 pools in the city.

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Front Row Fireworks: 5 Homes with Picturesque City Views

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This coming Monday, we celebrate our nation’s day of Independence. And with that, Bostonians are getting geared for a dazzling display of fireworks over the Charles River. However, it’s not always easy to get a good vantage point along the river. We’ve compiled a few homes for sale that not only give you front row tickets to this dazzling light show, but offer breathtaking city skyline views year round!

8 Museum Way #1706

Neighborhood: East Cambridge

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2 Baths

List Price: $1,695,000 OR $5,750/mo

This brilliant corner-unit home is located on the 17th floor of the Regatta Riverview, one of Boston’s most popular luxury condo buildings. This unit affords 1,730 sq. ft. of living space; all marvelously renovated with luxurious features and detailing such as Brazilian cherry flooring, custom closets, and an updated kitchen with granite counters and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bath, finished with marble tile. 2 valet parking spaces, included in the condo fee, complete this home.

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The master bedroom leads to an outdoor terrace, offering some of the best private views in the city. Enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the Charles River, Zakim Bridge, and the entire Boston skyline from every window of your new home. This is truly a sight to behold!

Contact Ana Andreev at 617-458-2599 or ana@bushari.com to learn more.

77 Dresser St #77

Neighborhood: South Boston

Beds/Baths: 3 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $885,000

Built in 2012, this stunning South Boston home features an elegant flow across four levels of living space. You’ll enter your home from a private, heated garage that leads way to the spacious second floor. This area is perfect for entertaining, with an updated kitchen, surround sound, dramatic high ceilings and recessed lighting. The upper floors harbor gorgeous bedrooms with plenty of closet space. 77 Dresser St puts you in the heart of South Boston with a convenient location by numerous restaurants, shops and attractions.

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Adjacent to the master bedroom is a private deck with impeccable, sweeping views of downtown Boston and the Seaport District. This deck has a natural gas hookup and also comes with exclusive roof rights – great additions for lounging and relaxing! You’ll never look at your city the same way!

Contact Andrea McDonough Team at 617-733-1238 or andreamcdonoughteam@bushari.com to learn more.

44 Snow Hill St #5

Neighborhood: Waterfront

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/1 Bath

List Price: $960,000

This newly renovated penthouse duplex is a brilliant addition to the historic Copps Hill. The home features an open floorplan with high ceilings, Absolute Black granite kitchen counters, Bosch stainless steel appliances, gas cooktops, and walls of windows. 44 Snow Hill features is designed for the modern lifesstyle with a gorgeous limestone bath, an oversized glass shower, in-unit W/D, A/C, and a video intercom system.

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A sun-filled den leads way to a 600 sq. ft. fully equipped private roof deck. Enjoy immaculate Boston Harbor and city skyline views from the comfort of your custom deck furniture. Also included is a surround sound audio hookup and gas grill so be sure to bring the party outside during these warm summer months!

1 Canal St #1106

Neighborhood: North End

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $12,300/mo

We’ve been anticipating this unit’s availability for months! This one-of-a-king penthouse duplex is part of the North End’s newest construction at One Canal. The home offers gleaming hardwood floors throughout and high ceilings. Its stylish kitchen features stone countertops, GE Monogram appliances, and gas cooking.

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1 Canal #1106 includes two private terraces plus unobstructed views of Boston Harbor, the North End neighborhood, and Rose Kennedy Greenway. Further, residents at One Canal can enjoy the rooftop social lounge with panoramic city skyline views from its heated swimming pool, cabanas, and movie theater. This new building has a wealth of amenities awaiting your arrival. Best of all, the broker fee is paid by the landlord! Welcome home, to the lifestyle you’ve been waiting for.

Contact 617Living at 617-500-9900 or 617living@bushari.com to learn more.

141 Dorchester Ave #909

Neighborhood: South Boston

Beds/Baths: 2 Beds/2.5 Baths

List Price: $6,000/mo

This LEED Gold, tastefully-furnished condo is awaiting your arrival in the neighborhood’s coveted Macallen building. #909 offers over 1,700 sq. ft. of living space, not including the private roof deck! Tenants will enjoy bamboo floors, high ceilings, high-end appliances, gas cooking, in-unit laundry, and an open concept floorplan; all bathed in sunlight streaming from oversized windows. Enjoy numerous amenities including 24-hour security and concierge, a well-equipped gym and pool, and an herb garden. With heat and hot water included… this home has it all!

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Experience serene skyline views from every room at 141 Dorchester #909. The unique, private roof deck affords incredible city and harbor views that will make your guests do a double-take!

Contact Randy Horn at 781-367-1598 or randy.horn@bushari.com to learn more.

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These Residential Towers are Set to Give Boston’s Skyline a Facelift

For decades, the Boston skyline has remained more or less unchanged, predominantly occupied by high-rise office buildings. Over the course of the next several years, however, this will be changing as a slate of new residential towers edge towards completion. From the gleaming facade of the luxurious 60-story Millennium Tower to the gorgeous renderings of the new Four Seasons Hotel/Residences at One Dalton, it’s time to finally get excited about the interminable construction around the city.

See below for our chart detailing how the prospective towers will compare in size to the rest of Boston’s tallest buildings, as well as a map of where these new sites will be located.

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What ~$2500/Month Gets You in 5 Greater Boston Neighborhoods

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Boston is a city of diverse neighborhoods. Each of its districts, streets, boroughs, and buildings reflect a unique history and boast a distinct personality. From the rows of grand brownstones in Back Bay to the chic apartments of the SoWa district, Boston’s diversity is the strength of the city. Is one man’s hovel another man’s loft? What kind of home can you find around the city for around $2,500 per month?

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9 Bronsdon St #19B-B: $2,490/mo

Just one of the many townhome-style apartments in this building offered by Bushari agents at 617Living, #19B-B is an 800 sq. ft. 2 bed/1 bath second level unit. The home features all utilities and includes an eat-in kitchen with gas cooking, a manicured courtyard with grilling stations, and 1 on-site parking space. All residences at 9 Bronsdon are smoke-free, pet-friendly, and include a private balcony or patio. Convenient access to I-90, Storrow Drive, Boston University, Harvard, and the #86 bus route.

Approx. Living Area: 800 sq. ft.

Beds: 2

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 2

Contact Information: 617Living / 617.500.9900 / email here

North End

4A Prince St #5: $2,400/mo

Ah, the North End. Its thin, bustling streets waft the smell of fine Italian dining and a sense of premier elegance. Finding a suitable home in this area isn’t always the easiest task. This rare 2 bed+/1 bath lies right off the fashionable Hanover street. The 1000 sq. ft. unit offers an eat-in-kitchen and hardwoods throughout. This is certainly a unique opportunity in an extraordinary neighborhood.

Approx. Living Area: 1000 sq. ft.

Beds: 2+Office

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 5

Contact Information: Daniela Cafaro / 617.797.0056 / email here

Waterfront

386 Commercial St #4_B: $2,300/mo

The many blossoming homes along the historic Boston wharfs are always overflowing with character and charm. Residences in Boston’s Waterfront offer prime real estate, with a variety of restaurants and entertainment options right outside of your door. Nothing says charm quite like an open studio with exposed brick design right along the harbor. 386 Commercial St #4_B has an updated kitchen and bathroom with closet space, and an additional storage unit in the building. Directly across from the Battery Wharf and Exhale Gym and Spa, residents can enjoy easy access to the North End‘s unique dining, shopping and nightlife. This oversized studio is great for those who want to be close to Downtown and the excitement of the Waterfront.

Approx. Living Area: 500 sq. ft.

Beds: (Studio)

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 4

Contact Information: Matthew Diozzi / 617.413.8188 / email here

South End

40 Saint Botolph #41: $2,700/mo

The South End, North America’s largest Victorian residential district in existence, proudly showcases a mixture of old and new styles in its stunning residences. The Back Bay neighborhood has quickly become one of the most affluent and prestigious neighborhoods in all of New England; exhibiting high-end boutiques, a plethora of bustling bars and restaurants, and truly top-of-the-line shopping. 40 Saint Botolph #41 is conveniently nestled between these two exciting neighborhoods, proving convenient access to the best that Boston has to offer. The spacious one bedroom residence offers hardwood flooring throughout, large windows that stream in ample natural light, a spacious living room and open kitchen. Real estate is all about location, and 40 Saint Botolph’s position in Boston is unmatched.

Approx. Living Area: 654 sq. ft.

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 5

Contact Information: Andrea McDonough Team / 617-733-1238 / email here

Medford

618 Boston Ave #7F: $2,550/mo

With easy access to Tufts University, Ball Square, and Davis Square, 618 Boston Ave #7F is convenient for those interested in enjoying the best of Medford while having a quick route to the rest of Boston excitement. This spacious penthouse unit is situated right by the Medford/Somerville Line and the proposed Green Line Extension. The home features 5 rooms including a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and private entrance and exit, a second bedroom with its own full bathroom, and private updated balconies off each bedroom. Entertain your guests in your spacious living room or front porch overlooking the city. In-unit laundry and a garage parking spot complete this charming space. A rare opportunity in a growing area!

Approx. Living Area: 1015 sq. ft.

Beds: 2

Baths: 2

Unit Level: 3

Contact Information: Joshua Stiles / 734.474.3940 / email here

100 Station Landing #1103: $2,600/mo

The coveted Skyline Condominiums at Station Landing offers luxury living in Medford with a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment moments from your door. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and amazing river views from your private balcony at 100 Station Landing #1103. This unit features spacious living and dining rooms opening to the den/home office. Gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen-black granite counters/breakfast bar, cherry cabinet, stainless appliances, and in-unit laundry take this home to the next level. Station Landing features concierge, secured entry, elevator, a club room and an exercise facility.

Approx. Living Area: 976 sq. ft.

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

Unit Level: 11

Contact Information: Diane Giacobbi / 617.293.1240 / email here

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#VIP: Mapping The Most Expensive Boston Homes Sold in 2015

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Picking up where 2015 left off, this year is off to an unprecedented start in Boston real estate, with this week’s big news that the “grand penthouse” at the Millennium Tower went under agreement for a record-breaking $37.5 million. The previous record was set in October of last year, when 300 Boylston #1005-1006 sold for $15.4 million. From multi-million dollar lofts on bustling Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue to tranquil penthouses overlooking the city, Boston’s luxury real estate market has reached new heights over the past few years. If you’d like to take a peak inside some of these residences, we have mapped out the most expensive Boston homes sold in 2015. All of the residences on this list sold for a minimum of $5 million (and, what do you know, almost of all them were in the Back Bay!).

Inspired? Head on over to BostonRealEstate.com to see what luxury listings are currently active.