Either-Or: A Modern Masterpiece in Wayland vs. a South End Penthouse

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a recently built contemporary in the ’burbs with a centrally located condo in the city.

Photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker/Roberta Orlandino (Wayland);
Robb Silva/William Raveis (Boston)

87 Lincoln Road, WaylandSale Price: $2,000,000203 West Newton Street, #2, Boston
3,710 square feet
Asking Price
Days on Market
1,510  square feet

One $2 million price tag, two very different properties—which would you choose? Built in 2017, this sizable modern masterpiece in Wayland boasts the finest finishes and fixtures: Bulthaup cabinets, a Gaggenau refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, and a Sub-Zero wine fridge bedeck the kitchen, while up the floating glass-and-wood-staircase, Victoria + Albert bathrooms beckon. The luxury continues outside to the property’s 5.1 acres, where there’s plenty of room to install a pool or a tennis court—but no bars or restaurants within walking distance.

Meanwhile, what a penthouse duplex in the South End lacks in space, it more than makes up for with its location a short stroll from the Prudential Center. This equally stunning abode flew off the market in nearly half as many days as the suburban home, likely because it overlooks Titus Sparrow Park. And while there aren’t acres and acres of land to spread out on, the place offers its new owners the chance to make the whole city their backyard, on not one but two private decks.