Someone Just Bought the Most Expensive House in the South End’s History

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Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

This Second Empire townhouse at 26 Holyoke Street just became the most expensive sale in the South End—ever. It was purchased for $6,650,000 this week, making it the neighborhood’s highest-priced single-family home on record, according to MLSPIN.

Agents Joe DeAngelo and John Ranco of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sold the home on January 3.

“The South End has excitingly transformed over the past decade to become one of Boston’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods,” said DeAngelo in a statement. “John and I are proud to have led the sale negotiations for our neighborhood’s top sale ever.”

The circa 1900 home is steps from the Prudential Center. Its 5,090 square feet of living space are spread across five floors, offering five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and seven fireplaces. On the outside, a preserved limestone facade frames tall windows, while inside, period details like Parisian tile flooring, ornamental woodwork, and marble accents abound.

More modern updates strike a balance between old and new. Quartz countertops and SubZero appliances bedeck the kitchen, while in the master suite, there’s a walk-in closet and a bathroom with double vanities, a soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. The place is topped with a gigantic roof terrace, complete with a hot tub, a wet bar, and views of the skyline.

The Victorian townhouse last sold for $3,800,000 in October 2012. See the rest of the property in the photos below.

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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