Boston’s top first quarter real estate sales by neighborhood

Wayne Braverman
Link Boston Homes
The home office area is easy to enjoy in Unit 308 at Burroughs Wharf. This home sold for $2,725,000 on Feb. 24.

This week, we look at the top sales of first quarter by neighborhood as reported by LINK.

Overall, the Back Bay was home to 13 of the city’s top 25 sales of the opening quarter. Next was the South End with five sales in the top 25 and Beacon Hill had four sales.

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

BACK BAY

The penthouse at 142 Beacon St. in the Back Bay was the top sale of the first quarter. This condo sold on Jan. 19 for $9,200,000.

The top sale not only in the Back Bay, but in the city overall was the penthouse at 142 Beacon St. It sold on Jan. 19 for $9,200,000. The home was originally listed by Diane Keliher and Patti Donovan of Keliher Real Estate and sold with Michael Carucci of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty.

This is a new-construction, ultra-luxury, four-bedroom penthouse with amazing river views and two private decks. Among the features are the enormous family room with skylights and a terrace. There’s also a gourmet chef’s kitchen with Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances, two islands, gas cooking and marble counters.

The elegant formal dining room has city views - perfect for entertaining with a wet bar and large balcony.

There’s also an entertainment-size living room, library and office along with a spacious primary bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, marble bath and separate walk-in steam shower. This home has three gas fireplaces and a laundry room with two washers and two dryers.

BEACON HILL – WEST END

The top selling home on Beacon Hill was PH1 at the Archer, 45 Temple St. This condo sold on March 2 for $8,750,000.

Leading the sales on Beacon Hill was PH1 at The Archer, 45 Temple St. This home, originally listed by Kevin Caulfield of Compass and bought with Manuel Davis and Kristy Ganong of Advisors Living - Back Bay, sold on March for $8,750,000. It was the second highest sale in Boston for the first quarter.

Residence PH1 is a 3,469-square-foot, four-plus-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath beauty with two garage parking spaces. Features include tall ceilings with oversized floor-to-ceiling windows, a massive wrap-around private roof deck with city views, crown molding and a fireplace. The bathrooms include natural stone, Waterworks fixtures, custom vanities and built-in cabinetry. Amenities include 24-hour concierge, valet indoor parking, a state-of-the-art fitness center, club room, board room, children’s playroom, bike room and pet spa.

CHARLESTOWN – NAVY YARD 

This spectacular home is perfect for entertaining. Unit 4 at 6 Monument Sq. in Charlestown sold on March 9 for $1,800,000.

Leading the many sales in Charlestown for the first three months of 2021 was 6 Monument Sq., Unit 4. This closed on March 9 for $1,800,000. Jesse MacDonald of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty listed the home and it was purchased with the Donahue Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro - Back Bay.

This prominent and stately 1847 bow front Greek Revival home was one of the first built on the square. This unit, which occupies the top two floors, has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.

Notable design elements include a wide elliptical staircase, a double-columned entry to the main living space, deep crown molding, ceiling medallion, inlaid hardwood floors and numerous custom built-ins throughout. The upper level offers an airy and bright primary suite, additional bedroom, bathroom and laundry. There’s also a private deck for city/harbor views.

DOWNTOWN – FORT POINT – LEATHER DISTRICT – SEAPORT

Unit 7A at 50 Liberty in the Seaport was the top sale in this part of Boston. This is a corner ocean front home with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.

This Coveted 'A' unit comes with two private balconies and has direct views of Boston Harbor and city skyline from every room.

The sophisticated kitchen includes top of the line appliances and an oversized island with seating that flows easily to the living and formal dining areas.

The new residents can wake up to the sights and sounds of the water from the primary bedroom suite or second bedroom, both with customized walk-in closets and luxurious baths.

It was originally listed by Ellen Munick of Atlas Properties and bought with Taylor Blacker of the Luxury Residential Group, LLC. The home sold on March 26 for $5,650,000.

EAST BOSTON

Tops in East Boston was 45 Lewis St, #210, which sold on March 31 for $1,634,000. This is at Slip45 and is part of the newly-constructed Clippership Wharf community. This unit with two bedrooms and two baths features views of the Boston Harbor and city skyline from every room. It has a sleek open concept floor plan, engineered hardwood throughout, Bosch appliances and generous closet space. Countless amenities include a fitness center, club room, several lounges, a lobby with 24-hour concierge, an outdoor grill area, a dog park, on-site bike storage and zip car.

The home was listed by Jessica Jaklitsch and bought with Kianna Nicosia, both of Slip45 Condominiums.

FENWAY

Unit 503 at The Henry sold on Jan. 15 for $1,449,000. The Henry is new construction in the Fenway's Symphony neighborhood at the intersection of the Back Bay.

The top sale in the first quarter in the Fenway was Unit 503 at The Henry, 50 Symphony Rd. It closed for $1,449,000 on Jan. 15. The listing agent was Ricardo Rodriguez of Coldwell Banker Realty - Back Bay and it was purchased with Weidong Li of United Real Estate, LLC.

This stunning new construction home offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open living area, custom kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and waterfall countertops, oversized windows and a primary bedroom with an en suite bath.

JAMAICA PLAIN

The custom kitchen in Unit 14 at 10-14 Boylston Place in Jamaica Plain features abundant maple cabinets and Jenn-air appliances, complemented by an oversized island with ample counter seating.

Unit 14 at 10-14 Boylston Pl. sold for $945,000 on Feb. 12, marking the top sale in Jamaica Plain. This home was originally listed by Jay Balaban of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty and bought with Karen Peters of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty.

This is a beautifully-crafted, five-year-young triplex condo with an open floorplan offering a high-quality design and thoughtful details that include high ceilings and gorgeous cherry floors with maple inlays.

MIDTOWN

Residents at Millennium Tower enjoy the largest residents-only fitness center in Boston. Unit 4703 sold on Feb. 17 for $4,300,000.

Unit 4703 at Millennium Tower, 1 Franklin St., leads the list of homes sold in Midtown. It closed on Feb. 17 for $4,300,000. Michael Carucci of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty listed and sold this unit.

The new owners can enjoy the panoramic corner exposures of the Charles River, Beacon Hill and Financial District via floor-to-ceiling glass windows in this luxury condo with three bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms on the 47th floor. This home features 10-foot ceilings, a Poggenpohl kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, wide-plank oak floors and marble baths. Millennium Tower Boston residents enjoy 5-star services, doorman, 24-hour concierge, access to an exclusive two-story Club with an owner’s lounge offering private dining and bar, screening room, billiard parlor, library, private function room, outdoor terrace, children’s playroom, 75-foot lap pool and the largest residential-only fitness facility in Boston.

SOUTH BOSTON

The first quarter saw plenty of sales in South Boston. Topping the long list was Unit 401 at 531-533 East Second St. It closed on Jan. 15 for $1,795,000.

This is part of a seven-unit project that offered two and three-bedroom condos. This home has two bedrooms and two baths. Residents can enjoy this home with outstanding designs along with plenty of outdoor space and garage parking.

It was listed by Jacob Carlin of JW Brokerage in South Boston.

SOUTH END – BAY VILLAGE

Sales soared up 49 percent in the South End with 103 homes sold during the first quarter. Tops was 189 West Brookline St. This home, sold on Jan. 22 for $3,950,000, was listed by and purchased with the Steven Cohen Team Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro - Back Bay.

The new owner has the opportunity to transform this 4,292-square-foot, three-family, traditional double bow front Victorian with six bedrooms and five bathrooms sited on one of the South End's most coveted streets.

WATERFRONT – NORTH END

The top sale in the Waterfront – North End was Unit 308 at Burroughs Wharf, 50 Battery St. This two-bedroom, two-bath condo sold on Feb. 24 for $2,725,000. It was originally listed by and purchased with Carmela Laurella of CL Properties.

Situated on the "nose" of Burroughs Wharf, this is a trophy property that features unobstructed harbor views, a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. The living/dining area has an accented wood-burning fireplace, built-in dining and direct mouth-of-the-harbor views.

The grand kitchen comes with custom cabinets, high-end appliances, granite countertops and a bar area. The primary bedroom has custom built-ins, water views, a walk-in closet and an en suite bath with a Jacuzzi, step-in shower and additional water views.

This highly sought-after property has 24-hour concierge, a marina, water shuttle and beautiful landscaping with a water fountain.