Back Bay dominates Boston's top quarterly sales again
The first two months of the second quarter of 2020 in Boston real estate saw inventory and sales plummet as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In June as the COVID peak rolled down and leveled out, Boston witnessed a rebound of sales to close out the second quarter.
According to LINK, there were 539 condos sold during April, May and June in the neighborhoods covered by Boston Homes in the quarter. That number was only down by one sale from the first quarter, which is quite remarkable considering all the challenges brought on by the virus pandemic.
Of all the condo sales, Back Bay easily led the top 20 with nine coming from this part of the city. Unlike in the first quarter when the 61-story One Dalton Four Seasons dominated the sales chart, there were only three sales from that 724-foot twinkling tower this time around. In the first quarter, the top seven sales were all above $10,000,000. In the second quarter, only one condo sold topped that mark – and that was at One Dalton.
Here are the top 10 sales of the quarter:
One Dalton, Back Bay
Boston’s tallest residential tower remains very popular for luxury buyers who not only desire an opulent condo, but also wants one with premium amenities.
Topping the list of sales was Unit 5004, which sold on May 20 for $12,286,900. This palatial palace has 4,122 square feet of space with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths as well as a kitchen that will make any home chef feel like a pro.
The second highest sale came on June 1 when Unit 4804 sold for $7,300,000. This home has 2,558 square feet of luxurious living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.
The ninth top sale was Unit 3502 at One Dalton, which went to its new owner on April 27 for $4,100,000. The home consists of 1,425 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
One Dalton luxury condos boast contemporary style and sophistication as well as “unparalleled attention to the finest details.” Kitchens at One Dalton feature SieMatic cabinets and elite top-of-the-line appliances. Bathrooms are custom designed with lustrous marble and superlative fixtures. All rooms enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows marinating the residences in natural light and impressive views. And the building is loaded with lifestyle amenities, such as a fitness center, pool and outdoor decks.
Most of the sales at One Dalton came through Campion & Company.
398 Beacon St., Unit 1, Back Bay
The third highest sale in the city during the second quarter came on June 16 when Unit 1 at 398 Beacon St. in the Back Bay sold for $6,000,000. It also marks the top non-One Dalton sale in the city. This 3,426-square-foot home includes three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a half bath.
This delightful home offers a picturesque view of the Esplanade and the bordering Charles River.
Echelon Seaport #PH2B, Seaport
The top non-Back Bay sale in the city was Unit PH2B at Echelon Seaport at 133 Seaport Blvd. Sold on June 1 for $5,898,000, this is a 2,341-square-foot condo with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a half bath. It comes with a magnificent 123-square-foot private terrace.
Living in this beauty provides expansive views overlooking the city lights of the Seaport and extending to the Harbor Islands and Logan Airport. Finishes include white oak wood plank floors throughout, a gas fireplace and an open kitchen with custom Italian cabinetry and Gaggenau integrated appliances. There’s also a spa-like marble bath.
Echelon Seaport residents enjoy two levels of spectacular retail and restaurants, paired with more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities.
With a focus on innovation and wellness, residents enjoy one indoor and two outdoor pools as well as state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including an indoor basketball court, golf simulator and yoga studio. The Club Level features a fireplace lounge, private dining room and outdoor terraces with grill stations and fire pits. Services include 24/7 concierge, doormen, porters and 24/7 valet parking.
PH2B was originally listed by Patrick Cutter of Echelon Seaport and bought through William Montero of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty.
The Clarendon, 400 Stuart St., Unit 27E, Back Bay
On April 23, Unit 27E at the Clarendon in the Back Bay sold for $5,400,000. It was listed with and purchased through Tracy Campion of Campion & Co. It’s fifth on the list of top second quarter sales.
Overlooking the Back Bay and Charles River from the 27th floor at The Clarendon, this magnificent corner residence offers full service living at its finest. The spacious one level floor plan features 2,508 square feet. There are four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and extraordinary open-concept living-dining room ideally suited to both grand style entertaining and intimate family living.
An extensive renovation features the creation of a formal entry foyer, a built-in office area, a bar off the kitchen, sophisticated millwork and custom lighting throughout, kitchen upgrades and two sets of laundry appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows fitted with custom electric shades wrap the entire residence.
The Clarendon, designed by renowned architect Robert A. M. Stern, offers an exceptional amenity package with 24-hour doorman and concierge service, resident lounges, a private gym, children’s play area, landscaped terrace and on-site restaurant. This unit comes with two valet garage parking spaces.
728-740 Tremont St., Unit 3, South End
The sixth highest sale in the city came on June 1. Unit 3 at 728-740 Tremont St. in the South End, one of the city’s fastest growing, most popular neighborhoods, sold for $5,250,000. Built in 2015, this is a very large home boasts 3,937 square feet of floor space and features four spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms.
With plenty of parks and trendy shops, the South End is a locale people love to be.
175 Marlborough St., Unit 2, Back Bay
Unit 2 at 175 Marlborough St. in the Back Bay sold on May 15 for $4,550,000.
Built circa 1850 and recently renovated with utmost precision, this 4,171-square-foot, five-bedroom, three-and-one-half bathroom penthouse triplex combines old world charm with modern luxury and convenience.
Three fabulous floors of pleasing period details include stunning original fireplaces, antique hardware and elegant crown molding. Dual staircases on the eastern and western exposures of the house allow for wonderful separation of the home's two living quarters from its primary suite and four other bedrooms.
The private outdoor terrace and expansive roof deck plus two parking spaces allow for comfort and ease of living. Fully redesigned kitchen and baths with high-end fixtures and appliances, newly updated heating and air-conditioning plus generous storage complete this sophisticated home.
This home was listed by Ryan Clunan of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate and purchased through Jeffrey Hamilton of Columbus and Over Group, LLC.
4 Joy St., Unit I, Beacon Hill
Unit I at 4 Joy St. on Beacon Hill moved to the sold column on June 8. Originally listed by Mark Doherty of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate and bought with Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, this home sold for $4,300,000.
4 Joy Street offers one of Beacon Hill’s newest boutique collection of luxury residences less than one block from the Boston Common. Each residence at 4 Joy St. has been meticulously designed to offer a classic, yet contemporary aesthetic feeling featuring graciously scaled interiors that harmoniously integrate with expansive private outdoor space.
Residence I includes the parlor and garden levels with three bedrooms all with en suite baths. Parlor living and entertaining rooms include the bow-front formal living and dining room, wet bar, formal powder room, sun-filled library and open-concept kitchen and family room.
This home has top-of-the-line fixtures and finishes as well as a beautiful kitchen with Sub-Zero, Bosch and Miele appliances.
One of the great features is a huge professionally-landscaped (1,350 square feet) private garden with elegant Bluestone and brick patios.
201 West Brookline St., Unit 204, South End
Undoubtedly one of the most dramatic and magnificently scaled properties in the South End, this newly constructed three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath residence at 201 West Brookline St. sold on May 1 for $3,975,000.
Unit 204 is one of nine units fully converted from the historic Concord Baptist Church building at the corner of West Brookline Street and Warren Avenue. The home is located on the second and third floors of the boutique elevator building and offers magnificent architectural details, including oversized arched windows and cathedral ceilings that allow for a stunning double-height living area spanning the width of the residence.
Additional features include en suite bathrooms in all bedrooms, a top-of-the-line custom kitchen, a full-height contemporary gas fireplace, the newest residential technologies and two parking spaces in the on-site underground garage.
It was originally listed by Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate and purchased with the Bennett & Youssoufian Team of Campion & Company.
Coming soon: Top sales for each neighborhood in the second quarter.