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Archive for the 'Back Bay Real Estate' category


The two faces of Boylston Street

Did you know that Boylston Street has two faces? Tucked in a story about how the city is hiring a consultant to come up with a coherent sidewalk scheme for 10 blocks of Boylston Street (starting at Arlington Street), there’s this interesting tidbit: The two sides of Boylston Street have different design identities — the [...]



Maryland firm snaps up Newbury Street properties for $91M

A portfolio of prime Back Bay properties was purchased just prior to the New Year. ASB Real Estate is paying about $91 million for 333-335, 342 and 352 Newbury St. and nearby 801 Boylston Street, totaling 51,249 square feet, or about $1,780 per square foot. It’s being called “aggressive pricing.” No kidding.



Opposition forces developer to pull Back Bay tower plan

Facing opposition from nearby residents, Trinity Stuart LLC has unexpectedly yanked its planned 33-story Back Bay tower from immediate consideration until some sort of compromise can be reached. The 40 Trinity Place — which would include 115 condos and a 227-room hotel — will probably get built during the coming Walsh administration. But it just [...]



Santander Bank chief buys Back Bay townhouse for $4.3M

Roman Blanco, chief of US operations for Santander Bank, formerly known as Sovereign Bank, has purchased a town house at 407 Beacon Street in Boston for $4.3 million. With a location and digs like that, we have a feeling Roman is going to like Boston. This Zillow link has a full slide show. Photo via [...]



The Amadeus House: Back Bay’s $14.99 million bargain of the week!

Technically, it’s called the Mason House, the 11-bedroom townhouse at 211 Commonwealth Avenue now up for sale for $14.99 million (not to be confused with $14.9 million). Still, with the sale being handled by Jonathan Radford at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, maybe the townhouse should just be pitched as the Amadeus House, considering how its [...]



Looking at Beacon Hill and Back Bay’s soaring housing prices

The Herald takes a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at home/condo prices, based on LINK Property Network stats. Here’s some of the sales and price numbers: Back Bay • 63 units — down from 115 this time last year. • $1,100,000 average price of a two-bedroom condo — up from $997,918 last year. • $600,971 average price of [...]



UPDATE: Fisher College reconsiders Beacon Street dorm plans

No sooner than posting the item below, we picked up a print copy of the Boston Courant with the lead headline: “Fisher Reconsiders Beacon Dorm Plan.” Apparently, the storm of neighborhood controversy has forced the school to reconsider putting new dorms at 115 and 139-141 Beacon Street, each holding 43 beds for students (115 is [...]



Online petition started to oppose Fisher College’s expansion plans

The plans by Fisher College to expand its Back Bay/Beacon Hill-flats presence continues to meet opposition. The latest is an online petition that someone recently pointed out to BREB. The deadline for comments on the expansion plan is Aug. 5. Here’s how the Beacon Hill Times recently described Fisher’s plans: The college filed an Institutional [...]



Simon increases number of residential units at Copley Place

Simon Property Group is proposing an increase in residential units at its planned new tower over Copley Place. The project would now include 433 apartments and 109 condos, up by 224 residential units over previous plans. The total height of the tower will be remain the same, but the number of floors would increase from [...]



Holy mackerel: Two Back Bay parking spaces go for $560,000

The IRS was expecting, or hoping, to get $250,000 in the auctioning off of two tandem parking spaces at 298 Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay. After a bidding war between neighbors, the two spaces went for $560,000, which is considerably higher than the median cost of a home in Massachusetts. Well, at least the [...]



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