Boston’s top third quarter real estate sales by neighborhood

Wayne Braverman
Link Boston Homes
Penthouse 402 at the Arya Condominiums, 2 West 6th St. was the biggest sale of the third quarter in South Boston. The living room includes a fireplace and large windows. This three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse offers single-level living with grand proportions and an abundance of natural light.

This week, as we look at the top sales of the third quarter by neighborhood as reported by LINK, we find that there were 1,232 homes sold.

That’s up 34 percent from the same time last year when only 920 homes changed hands. It’s also better than the 977 marketed during the third quarter in pre-pandemic 2019. The first quarter of this year’s data revealed only 777 homes were purchased.

Here are the top third quarter sales for each of the Boston neighborhoods covered by LINK:

Leading the way, not only in the Back Bay, but also in the city overall was the sale of PH2-E at the Mandarin Oriental at 776 Boylston St. Unique in every way, this sprawling rooftop residence includes multiple terraces and two enormous private decks spanning more than 3,000 square feet, accessed by private elevator.

BACK BAY

Leading the way, not only in the always-popular and bustling Back Bay, but also in the city overall was the sale of PH2-E at the Mandarin Oriental at 776 Boylston St. This palatial palace was listed and sold through Tracy Campion of Campion & Company on Sept. 17 for a robust $21,500,000.

This is one of Boston's most awe-inspiring penthouses, located 15 stories above the heart of Back Bay, where the new residents get to experience five-star luxury, both within their domicile and by accessing all of the Mandarin Oriental amenities.  

This stunning 7, 000-plus square-foot home features floor-to-ceiling windows on all four sides, providing unmatched and unobstructed views of Boston's skyline, Cambridge and the Charles River from every room.

Its thoughtfully laid out floor plan incorporates an expansive central reception hall, opulent living and dining rooms, a custom gourmet kitchen, a comfortable family room, four spacious bedrooms and four-and-a-half-luxurious bathrooms.

This sprawling rooftop residence also includes multiple terraces, one with a magnificent bar/lounge area, and two enormous private decks, one with a separate chef’s kitchen, spanning more than 3,000 square feet, accessed by private elevator. This home also includes four garage parking spaces.

Tops on Beacon Hill and the West End list was the sale of Unit 5A70 at 70-72 Mt. Vernon St. This luxurious one-floor penthouse, sitting on top of Beacon Hill, was recently renovated with no expense spared. Sun pours in from skylights and arched windows, drenching the space with natural and direct sunlight.

BEACON HILL – WEST END

Tops on Beacon Hill and the West End was the city’s fourth leading sale – Unit 5A70 at 70-72 Mt. Vernon St. Listed by Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, this 4,036-square-foot home sold on July 15 for $9,800,000.

This luxurious one-floor penthouse, sitting on top of Beacon Hill, was recently renovated with no expense spared. It spans two buildings with access via two elevators. Sun pours in from skylights and arched windows, drenching the space with natural and direct sunlight. The 10-foot ceilings offer a grand and generous space with gorgeous 360-degree views of Boston.

This home is designed for entertaining and family living with both an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room.

A custom, sculptural staircase leads to a private roof deck with unparalleled views of the entire city.

The building is professionally managed with a live-in superintendent. Residents get to enjoy the common deck, quaint courtyard, exercise room and bike storage.

The top home sold in Charlestown was Unit 13 at 13 Constellation Wharf. This is a corner unit townhouse with three-plus bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. The home office has plenty of custom built-ins and great views.

CHARLESTOWN – NAVY YARD

The top home of the quarter selling in Charlestown was Unit 13 at 13 Constellation Wharf.

This tri-plex was originally listed by Manuel Sarkis of Douglas Elliman Real Estate and bought with Brigitte Spillane of Coldwell Banker. It closed on Sept. 22 for $1,949,000.

This corner townhouse enjoys three-plus bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths plus stunning water views from every room.

On the first floor, a marble clad foyer leads to the home office, complete with custom built-ins, a fireplace and exterior access to one of two private balconies. There is also a full bathroom, bedroom and storage space.

On the second floor, a spacious and open concept living and dining room are drenched in sunlight from its panoramic windows, complimented by a cozy fireplace and a second private balcony overlooking the water. The kitchen is adorned with high end appliances.

On the third floor, the primary bedroom boasts bamboo hardwood floors, custom built-ins and a plush en suite bath.  

DOWNTOWN – FORT POINT – LEATHER DISTRICT – SEAPORT

The fifth top sale in Boston and leading the way in the Downtown – Fort Point – Leather District and Seaport part of the city was PH1F at Twenty-Two Liberty, offering incredible sweeping views of Boston Harbor, the Waterfront area and the Boston skyline.

This Seaport penthouse sold on Sept. 7 for $9,375,000. It was originally listed with Mary Benoit of Sales Directors, Inc. and purchased with Mizner + Montero of Gibson Sotheby's International.

Dramatic high ceilings and expansive window walls of glass accentuate this home. The chef of the family has a wonderful Wolf, Sub-Zero kitchen with views of all activity in Boston Harbor. This unit also has a separate study/family room with views and three bedrooms, each with a private bath.

The new owners get to enjoy the sparkling city lights at night from their 34-foot-long terrace. They also get to enjoy early morning breakfast, afternoon or evening dining, or remote time on their second large balcony.

Unit 614 at The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf at 99 Sumner St. in East Boston was purchased on Sept. 3. The Mark is a new development that is now more than 75 percent sold. These charming homes feature distinctive interior finishes.

EAST BOSTON                   

This was a very busy summer for real estate in East Boston. The top sale was Unit 614 at The Mark on DeNormandie Wharf at 99 Sumner St.

This delightful three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sold on Sept. 3 for $2,752,877. The listing agent was Janice Dumont and it was bought with Alexandria Cornelio, both with Advisors Living.

The Mark is a new development that is now more than 75 percent sold. These charming homes featuring elegant and distinctive interior finishes. Expansive windows bathe spaces with sunlight, complementing a tastefully selected palette of materials and finishes. And the building is pet friendly.

Amenities include: 24/7 concierge, a fitness center with flex studio, a billiards lounge, fireplace lounge and a library. There’s also the residents’ terrace with grills and firepits. Resident also have access to the golf simulator and the Tesla Model X - Envoy Car Share.

FENWAY                 

Pierce Boston at 188 Brookline Ave. has been leading the sales in the Fenway. The biggest sale was on Aug. 31 when Unit 26J closed for $2,750,000.

Pierce Boston is an ultra-luxury full-service haven, delivering a refined, service-rich lifestyle with 20,000 square feet of amenities, created by Arquitectonica to be an extension of the homes.

The location is within easy reach of world-class cultural institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Museum, a growing biotech epicenter and lots of dining, retail and green space.

Unit 26J is a southeast corner split with two bedrooms, a study and two baths. The primary suite offers custom wardrobe space and a bathroom with heated floors. The den is perfect for use as an office, children or visitors.

The chef's kitchen comes with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances as well as an eight-and-a-half-foot island.

Resident at Pierce Boston enjoy 24/7 concierge, porters, two on-site dining facilities, the city's highest pool/spa, a 2,500-square-fooot fitness and yoga center, a cocktail lounge, a sky garden, library and more.  

This home was listed by the Jennie and Eddie Luxury Living Boston Team of Regatta Realty and purchased with Maggie Gold Seelig of MGS Group Real Estate LTD.

Leading the parade of third quarter sales in Jamaica Plain was Unit 12 at 12 Moraine St. This exceptional "Pondside" townhouse is just steps from the trendy Centre Street and just a short walk to the coveted Jamaica Pond. The main living level includes an open kitchen with gas and granite plus a large pantry.

JAMAICA PLAIN

Leading the parade of third quarter sales in Jamaica Plain was Unit 12 at 12 Moraine St. Originally listed by the Donahue Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay, it was sold through Page Innis of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty on July 15 for $1,300,000.

This exceptional "Pondside" townhouse is just steps from the trendy Centre Street and just a short walk to the coveted Jamaica Pond.

This renovated townhome has natural light throughout and a private, deeded driveway for two-plus vehicles. A large welcoming deck just off of the kitchen opens to a fenced-in backyard with lush perennial gardens, landscape lighting and a new irrigation system.

The main living level consists of an open kitchen with gas/granite and a large pantry, a separate dining area, a half bath and a spacious family room with a gas fireplace.

The second level is where to find the primary bedroom and the en-suite bath with a designer shower. There are also two corner bedrooms with ample closets, custom Hunter Douglas shades, and a shared full bath and tub.

The biggest sale of the third quarter in Midtown was Unit 4702 at 11 Sudbury St. The Sudbury Condominiums at Bulfinch Crossing is a boutique hi-rise in the heart of Downtown Boston with 55 new luxury residences starting on the 36th floor.

MIDTOWN              

The biggest sale of the third quarter in Midtown was Unit 4702 at 11 Sudbury St. With 2,315 feet of living space, this home sold on Sept. 30 for $5,600,000. Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate was the listing and selling agent.

The Sudbury Condominiums at Bulfinch Crossing is a boutique hi-rise in the hub of Downtown Boston with 55 new luxury residences starting on the 36th floor.

This corner home boasts three exposures of views from the living room alone, spanning the North Shore coast, harbor islands and the Boston skyline over to the Charles River and Cambridge.

The chef’s kitchen is appointed with custom Scavolini cabinetry, a wine fridge, quartz countertops, Gaggenau appliances and vented gas cooking.

The generous study/third bedroom overlooks the North End, Rose Kennedy Greenway and Waterfront, while the primary suite and guestroom enjoy picturesque views of the river, replete with luxurious marble baths.

The building’s 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities include 24/7 concierge, an outdoor pool, fitness center, sports simulator, dog run, sky lounge and deck, and a chef's kitchen and a private dining room. Other exclusive amenities include a private lobby, clubroom and rooftop garden.  

SOUTH BOSTON

South Boston is always a popular place to buy homes. Penthouse 402 at the Arya Condominiums, 2 West 6th St. was the biggest sale of the third quarter, selling for $2,625,000 on Aug. 2. Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker Realty - Back Bay was the original listing agent; Robert Koritz of Robert Koritz Real Estate processed the purchase.

This three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse offers single-level living with grand proportions and an abundance of natural light.

This one-of-a-kind residence features a spectacular gourmet kitchen, including sleek white lacquer cabinets, a large Sub-Zero fridge and an expansive island overlooking an open concept living area with a stone surround gas fireplace and a NanaWall glass wall opening to a wrap-around terrace with spectacular city skyline views.

The lavish primary suite features a gas fireplace, private terrace, giant walk-in California Closets® and a luxurious bath with radiant floors, a Kohler air tub and steam shower.

The three private outdoor spaces total more than 1,500 square feet, including a large roof deck.

It was 201 West Brookline St, PH-402 that led the many South End sales. 201 West Brookline St. is the epitome of luxury living in Boston’s South End. Located on the fourth floor with direct elevator access, this penthouse offers magnificent architectural details, including oversized arched windows, cathedral ceilings and multiple skylights.

SOUTH END – BAY VILLAGE

It was 201 West Brookline St., PH-402 that led the many South End sales. Listed by Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, this penthouse sold with the Paul Whaley / Charlie Ring Team of Coldwell Banker Realty - Back Bay for $6,300,000 on Sept. 1.

201 West Brookline St. is the epitome of luxury living in Boston’s South End. This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath residence is one of nine units converted from the historic Concord Baptist Church building at the corner of West Brookline Street and Warren Avenue. Located on the fourth floor with direct elevator access, this penthouse offers magnificent architectural details, including oversized arched windows, cathedral ceilings and multiple skylights.

The highlight of the residence is the open-concept living/kitchen/dining area that opens to the home’s spectacular oversized private balcony, unique only to this unit.

Additional features include a top-of-the-line custom gourmet kitchen, two full-height contemporary marble gas fireplaces, the newest residential technologies and two full parking spaces in the on-site underground garage.

WATERFRONT – NORTH END

Selling for $6,000,000 on Aug. 31, Unit 508-608 at 343 Commercial St. on Lincoln Wharf was the leading sale of the quarter in the North End and Waterfront.

It was listed by George Jedlin of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and purchased with Bruce McCue of Atlantic Assoc. Real Estate.

This 3,200-square-foot home has three bedroom and two-a-half bathroom. There are fabulous water views from every room of this stunning duplex penthouse.

This condo starts with a gracious entry foyer. The primary and secondary bedrooms have en suite baths. The home also has a study with a private deck, a home theater with state-of-the-art electronics, a living room with a fireplace and a wall of glass leading to large deck with Waterfront and skyline views.