1. 45 Temple Street #1, Boston
Size: 5,998 square feet
Meet the Archer Residences, 67 very fancy units coming to Beacon Hill in the near future. The Archer’s penthouse, which is currently the most expensive home for sale in the city at a whopping $18 million, is poised to be architectural marvel when it’s completed. Both levels of the home are connected by a floating wood-and-steel staircase enclosed by glass—and the shiny glass accents don’t stop there. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in the main living area open directly to a rooftop terrace, where there’s a Jacuzzi and an infinity-edge pool.
2. 89 Beacon Street PH, Boston
Size: 5,703 square feet
Another pre-construction penthouse clocks in as the second-most expensive listing in town. The roof deck on this one might take the cake—it’s south-facing, and boasts a lap pool, hedges, a fire pit, and areas for dining and lounging. The interior isn’t so bad either, with multiple fireplaces, soaring ceilings, and a jaw-dropping marble bathroom.
3. 175 Beacon Street, Boston
Size: 8,350 square feet
This 1866 brownstone was once divided up into condos, but now it’s being restored to its former glory as a single-family townhouse. No expense will be spared in the renovation, of course, as the home asks just $15.5 million. Inside, an elevator will whisk residents to every level of the home, which total more than 8,000 square feet of living space. A drool-worthy kitchen promises a cozy dining nook in its bay window, and around the corner, a wood-paneled library will serve as a stately reading room. There’s a roof deck on the property too, plus a total of four parking spaces.
4.776 Boylston Street Unit E9-A, Boston
Size: 3,500 square feet
If you’ve ever dreamed of living at the Mandarin, here’s your chance: one of the hotel’s most luxurious residences is asking $13.5 million. The condo, which may take a few design cues from Lucille Bluth, offers sweeping views of the city from every room. The 3,500-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms (one for every person, perfect!), multiple fireplaces, and a grand dining room with a chandelier. All that’s missing is a bar cart.
5. 142 Beacon Street, Boston
Size: 10,452 square feet
The potential return on investment in this prime Beacon Street building is staggering. The five- to nine-family complex offers a total of 12 bedrooms across seven floors. Perks for future tenants include windows with views of the Charles, a new elevator, and garage parking.
6. 6 Arlington Street PH, Boston
Size: 4,789 square feet
Yet another penthouse graces Boston’s list of most expensive pads, and this one has not one but two outdoor terraces. They both have panoramic views of the city, not to mention plenty of space for gardening. Inside, there’s a breathtaking master suite with a soaking tub and a glass-enclosed shower. Best of all, the building comes with a little design cred: it was built in 1929 in Art Deco style.
7. 401 Beacon Units 2 and 3, Boston
Size: 5,680 square feet
Behold, a brand-new building on Beacon boasting an ultra-luxe condo. Called the Lydon, it’s sandwiched between Gloucester and Hereford, and offers automatic valet parking, a concierge, and direct elevator access. Renderings show the potential of these combined units: waterfall counters in the kitchen, a freestanding gas fireplace in the living room, high-end fixtures and finishes, and more.
8. 50 Liberty PH 2A, Boston
Size: 3,573 square feet
A corner penthouse on the waterfront is a highly coveted slice of real estate, which might explain this home’s $11.5 million price tag. And yet, it’s justified: A glass-enclosed balcony frames one-of-a-kind views of the harbor, all the way from the downtown waterfront to Logan. Plus, the open-concept kitchen and living area is quite impressive, too, with 13-foot ceilings and walls of glass that look out to the sea. Those who prefer to get closer to the water can take advantage of one of the slips in the marina below.
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