Each week, the New York Times runs a story on what you “Get For The Money”. Most of the time, it’s some ridiculously large amount – either because they want you to dream, or because they realize to their Manhattan readership, spending multi-millions of dollars on a home is the norm (just you wait, just you wait …).

This week, they ask, “What do you get for $5 million?”

Your options:

* A colonial-style house with four bedrooms, seven full and two half baths on 13.5 acres, in New Hope, Pennsylvania; or,

* A ski-in/ski-out condo, at the base of a ski lift, with three bedrooms and three baths, with 1,708 square feet of living space and 14-foot-high ceilings, in Aspen, Colorado; or,

* A Tuscan-style house with 6,750 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, five and a half baths and a guest house and studio apartment, in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

What do you get in Boston for $5 million?

Ricardo Rodriguez at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage would be happy to tell you.

He has listed a South End penthouse condominium home with approximately 5,868 square feet of space, professionally decorated by a renowned interior designer. There are four bedrooms, a private fitness room, a screening room, and bar.

There is a 2,500 square foot private balcony, complete with dining area, Jacuzzi, and outdoor shower.

(Well, I thought he’d be happy to tell you, but it appears the listing has gone under agreement since the last time I looked.)

I’m sure he could find you something similar, however. You can reach him in his Back Bay office at (617) 266-4430.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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