These Ultra-Luxe Homes Are Waiting It Out
They've been on the market for more than a year.
In a town where homes are scooped up faster than you can blink, these three luxury residences are opting to wait it out. All of them—with their roof decks, fireplaces, and soaring ceilings—have sat on the market for more than a year.
Back Bay (where all three homes happen to be located) is a fine place to live, of course. Perhaps it’s the walk-in closets, chandeliers, and private libraries that are turning buyers off.
Behold, three fancy homes still waiting for the right owner to come along.
1. 200-202 Beacon Street Units 1 & 3, Boston
Days on market: 455
Size: 5,410 square feet
Known as a “maisonette,” the three-bedroom condo at 200-202 Beacon Street is one of the priciest properties in the city. By definition, a maisonette is a two or three-story home contained within a larger building. It has its own entrance on street level, unlike a traditional apartment building. Translated from French as “little houses,” maisonettes are chiefly popular in cities like New York and London, which makes this one pretty special.
Aside from its unique floor plan, this home has three levels that house a library, an impressive formal dining room, and a 40-foot long living room with views of the Charles.
2. 86 Marlborough Street PH, Boston
Days on market: 675
Size: 1,531 square feet
Situated steps from the Public Garden, this Marlborough Street penthouse boasts a few unique interior features. There are built-in shelves, a marble fireplace, soaring skylight windows, and a ladder leading to a private roof deck.
The place comes with a highly coveted off-street parking space, which probably accounts for the listing’s original (and steep) price tag of $1,800,000.
3. 474 Beacon Street #1, Boston
Days on market: 407
Size: 2,739 square feet
This sparkling Beacon Street unit has shaved $1 million off its asking price since debuting on the market in October 2016. It almost makes the luxury master suite—complete with a custom-designed walk-in closet—and sprawling, river-facing roof deck seem like a bargain.