Boston’s top second quarter real estate sales by neighborhood

Wayne Braverman
Link Boston Homes
Leading the way in Midtown was the sale of Unit 3701 at The Sudbury, 110 Sudbury St. Tracy Campion of Campion & Company listed this deluxe home.

This week, Boston Homes looks at the top second quarter sales of 2022 by neighborhood.

According to LINK, there were 1,198 homes sold in the second quarter in the neighborhoods they cover. Here are the top sales for each of those neighborhoods:

BACK BAY

Nine of the top 10 sales in the city during the second quarter happened in the Back Bay. Tops in Boston was Unit 27 in what is known as the Hooper Mansion at 25-27 Commonwealth Ave. It sold for $12,000,000 on June 1.

According to Buildings of New England, (https://buildingsofnewengland.com), “the Hooper Mansion represents one of the most elegant examples of Second Empire architecture style in the city. This home was actually constructed as a double-house for Samuel Hooper and his wife Anne, with a separate, semi-detached home for his son and his own family. The double-mansion was designed by esteemed architect Arthur Gilman, who used pressed brick contrasted with the tan sandstone on the home.”

Unit 27 has 4,407 square feet of living space including three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two powder rooms.

The top sale of the second quarter on Beacon Hill was the penthouse at 5 Joy St. Opulently scaled living and entertaining rooms include the bow-front formal living and dining room open to a handsome, sun-filled library.

BEACON HILL – WEST END

The top sales honor in Beacon Hill (16th overall in the city) was Unit 3 at 5 Joy St. This home, which is only a block away from Boston Common, sold on May 13 for $6,190,000.

This penthouse occupies 3,828 square feet of luxury space with four bedrooms and four baths on the upper three levels. Opulently scaled living and entertaining rooms include the bow-front formal living and dining room open to a handsome, sun-filled library.

This home was originally listed by Mark Doherty of Campion & Company and purchased with Benjamin Snow of Coldwell Banker.

Charlestown continues to be one of the most popular neighborhoods in Boston. On June 17, Unit A/B at 19 Monument Sq. sold for $2,500,000, making it the biggest sale of the second quarter in this section of the city.

CHARLESTOWN – NAVY YARD

Charlestown continues to be one of the most popular neighborhoods in Boston. On June 17, Unit A/B at 19 Monument Sq. sold for $2,500,000, making it the biggest sale of the second quarter in this section of the city.

This spectacular four-bedroom/three-bath triplex residence, originally listed by Nancy Roth of Gibson Sotheby’s and sold through Paul Whaley at Coldwell Banker, is situated on the sunny side of Monument Square and features nearly 2,600 square feet of custom designed living space incorporating period detail, high-end renovation throughout, a large bluestone patio and direct access, two-car side by side parking.

DORCHESTER

Unit 1 at 5 Caspian Way was the largest sale in Dorchester. Originally listed by Old Towne Real Estate and sold through the Rasner Group of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro, this unit closed on May 18 for $1,699,000. This Louis Ashman Design on Savin Hill features modern finishes and a Dorchester location that is unbeatable. This "current" and expansive open floor plan costars an amazing kitchen that overlooks an enormous living/dining great room, three large bedrooms - all with private bathrooms, and an office.

CBT Architects of Boston designed this 109-unit, 14-story condominium tower at 22 Liberty Drive with a uniquely multifaceted fan-like glass façade that grants many units high window walls and roomy corner balconies overlooking a broad sweep of Boston Harbor with unprecedented proximity to the water.

DOWNTOWN – FORT POINT – LEATHER DISTRICT – SEAPORT

CBT Architects of Boston designed the 109-unit, 14-story condominium tower at 22 Liberty Drive on Fan Pier in Seaport with a uniquely multifaceted fan-like glass façade that grants many units high window walls and roomy corner balconies overlooking a broad sweep of Boston Harbor with unprecedented proximity to the water.

Unit 11F takes full advantage of this design and location to offer unparalleled views of the harbor and Logan Airport.

This home sold on May 23 for $6,678,750, making it the 11th biggest sale of the second quarter in Boston.  

Jonathan Radford of Coldwell Banker Realty was the listing and selling agent for this deluxe 2,674-square-foot residential delight.

EAST BOSTON

Real estate in East Boston continues to be very busy this year. The top sale was Unit 516 at The Mark on DeNormandie Wharf at 99 Sumner St. This home was marketed by Janice Dumont and Alexandria Cornelio of Advisors Living and bought with Nancy S. Pallotta of Leading Edge Real Estate on April 26 for $2,350,000.

This new construction front end home highlights three bedrooms and a den with full water views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline.          

This exceptional penthouse duplex at 468 Park Drive in the Fenway includes an inviting roof deck.

FENWAY

The largest sale of the quarter in Fenway was for four condos at 71-73 Gainsborough St. Units 101W, 201W, 202W and 301W sold on June 30 for $3,150,000.

As for the biggest sale of one home, that honor goes to 468 Park Dr., #2, which sold on May 27 for $2,000,000.

This is an exceptional penthouse duplex with a private roof deck in a beautifully renovated corner Park Drive brownstone. Three exposures fill this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home with abundant natural light. This amazing unit is loaded with features the new owners are sure to love.

Tracy Campion of Campion & Company was the listing agent and it was purchased with Shane Small of Compass.

MIDTOWN  

Leading the way in Midtown was the sale of Unit 3701 at The Sudbury, 110 Sudbury St. Tracy Campion of Campion & Company listed the home, which was purchased with The McLaren Team of Compass for $5,600,000 on April 12.

A quartz-surround gas fireplace anchors the living room and the chef’s kitchen features custom Scavolini cabinetry, quartz countertops, Gaggenau appliances, a wine fridge and wet bar. The primary suite offers spectacular river views, an oversized dressing room and a luxurious marble bath with a soaking tub.

Unit 1 at Farragut Park was the leading sale in South Boston during the second quarter. This condo is filled with luxury inside and out.

SOUTH BOSTON

South Boston is always active with home sales. On top of this past quarter’s parade of sales was 97 Farragut, #1. Originally listed by Stone Prum of Compass and bought with the Steven Cohen Team at Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay, this unit closed on April 26 for $2,250,000.

97 Farragut - situated at Pleasure Bay - is a new development with two luxurious units located directly across from Farragut Park. Unit 1 is filled with luxury inside and out. Granite block foundation, copper flashing in the slate mansard, six-inch oak flooring, Italian high end designer Scavolini cabinets, a Sub-Zero/Wolf appliance package, five-piece crown moldings, floor-to-ceiling European windows, and two private entrances are just some of the highlights.

The new owners of PH2J at The Quinn at 380 Harrison Ave. in the South End have plenty to enjoy in their sun-filled corner penthouse. From the roof deck, they can capture panoramic views of Back Bay and the Financial District.

SOUTH END – BAY VILLAGE

The South End is still a leader in homes sold. In the second quarter, it was PH2J at The Quinn at 380 Harrison Ave. that set the pace. Listed by Erin DeGenova of TCC/The Quinn, this massive penthouse sold on June 28 for $6,010,000. It was the 18th top sale in the city.

The new owners can savor the magical light and panoramic views of Back Bay and the financial District in their new sun-filled corner penthouse that embraces its place on the skyline. This luxurious home showcases four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms and includes a private roof top cabana with an outdoor kitchen to enjoy life al fresco.

The leading sale in the Waterfront – North End was Unit 307-308 at 40 Burroughs Wharf. There are plenty of windows to enjoy the grand views of Boston Harbor and the city’s skyline.

WATERFRONT – NORTH END

The leading sale in the Waterfront – North End was Unit 307-308 at 40 Burroughs Wharf. It was listed with and sold through Carmela Laurella of CL Properties, closing on May 23 for $4,050,000.

This 3,400-plus square-foot Grand Residence with mesmerizing Boston Harbor and city skyline views has an expansive floor plan with endless possibilities.

There’s a dramatic entrance foyer with a living room, sitting room, work area and formal dining room. The kitchen was designed for family and large-scale entertaining. There’s also direct access to a private terrace overlooking Boston Harbor.