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Boston’s third highest skyscraper could start construction this year

After signing up Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage its planned new Back Bay tower, the developer, Carpenter and Company, now says it expects to start construction on the $700 million project later this year. The 60-story skyscraper, located next to the famous Christian Science complex, would be the third tallest building in Boston, [...]



Are condos coming to the Harvard Club’s Back Bay headquarters?

From the Herald: Ensconced at 374-380 Commonwealth Ave. since 1913, the private club has an agreement to sell part of 380 Commonwealth Ave. to Boston’s Sea-Dar Real Estate Inc., which wants to build an addition and add five condos in the building. “We’re selling what we deem as an underutilized portion of our Comm. Ave. [...]



For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid

After a major renovation, the townhouse mansion at 74 Beacon Street, overlooking the Public Garden, is back on the market for $13.95 million. The big change: The kitchen has been moved from the basement to the first floor. None of that old Upstairs Downstairs stuff for new occupants. Homeowners today simply want kitchens front and [...]



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 [...]



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  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
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