The luxury real estate market is alive and well in Massachusetts. In 2013, 41 homes sold for 5 million dollars or more, 46% more homes than in 2012.
To find out which homes sold for the most money, we ran a report on MLS Property Information Network (which sometimes does not include all properties sold on Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard.) 2 of the top 5 are located in the Back Bay, one of the most attractive—and expensive—neighborhoods in Boston due to its tree-lined streets, historic architecture, proximity to the best restaurants, shopping, and parks. These homes share many of the amenities luxury home buyers are looking for: spectacular views, gourmet kitchens, lush gardens, and outdoor living space.
A few facts about the top 5 homes:
- The largest square footage was 26,000
- The most bedrooms was 10
- The most bathrooms was 13
- The highest cost per square foot was $1,800
- Highest taxes were over $200,000 for one year
#5. 78 Beacon St. Boston, MA. Price: $9,300,000
Number 5 on our luxury list is a brownstone located in the Flat of the Hill region of Beacon Hill. This totally renovated home overlooks Boston Public Garden and has a roof deck with an outdoor TV, fireplace, and built in grill. It’s appointed with a custom built kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, and an au pair suite.
Listed by Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
Sold by Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
#4. 130 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA. Price: $9,500,000
Another architectural gem on our list, this majestic limestone home was built in 1899 and has 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a 2,200 bottle wine cellar, and 6 heated parking spaces. It also has a roof deck, garden, and Juliet balconies overlooking the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. This home sold in May of 2013, but if you’re interested it’s back on the market for $13,900,000!
Listed by Campion & Company
Sold by Warren Residential Group, LLC
#3. 5 Willow Rd. Weston, MA. Price: $10,000,000
This spectacular home was once known as the Cabot Estate, and was designed by famed architect Jeremiah Eck. The home sits on over 13 acres, has 7 bedrooms,7 full and 6 half baths, a four-car garage, home theatre, gym, wine room, in ground pool and a cabana connected to the house by an underground passageway.
Listed by Landvest
Sold by Landvest
#2. 43 Church St., Falmouth MA. Price: $11,750,000
This magnificent waterfront property on Cape Cod sits on 7.5 acres and has 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 15,000 square feet of living space. Surrounded by elegant stone walls, the property has spectacular views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. The property also includes a guest cottage with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a boat house, a greenhouse, and a carriage house with a 4 car garage.
Listed by Landvest
Sold by Marietta Realty
#1. 306 Dartmouth St., Boston MA. Price: $14,500,000
Located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, the Ames Webster Mansion in the Back Bay sold for a whopping $14,500,000, topping our list of the most expensive homes sold in Massachusetts. This historic home was designed by Peabody and Stearns, the same architectural firm that designed the Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island. This stately home boasts 10 bedrooms, a stained glass skylight, 26,000 square feet of living space, 6 parking spaces, and 28 fireplaces.
Listed by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
Sold by First Boston Realty Group