Everyone knows that apartment rents in Boston are scaling ever upward (or so it seems) even amid a historic construction boom. That makes it a boffo time to be a landlord on a small or a large scale. Here, then, is a deep dive into the 10 most expensive apartment buildings on the city’s sales market. It’s a great snapshot into the aggregate value of Boston apartments circa early 2016 and the belief in their investment potential.
Perhaps a little surprisingly, these buildings are not particularly huge. They instead range from one with 32 mostly 2-BR apartments to a townhouse with but two units, one for the owner and the other for supplemental income. They are also geographically diverse, stretching in a kind of diagonal arc from Roxbury to the North End. Special thanks to Point2 Homes for the data. We start with the most expensive.
1.) 401 Beacon Street
This eight-unit, 14,532-square-foot building dates from 1923 and includes five floor-throughs (and three smaller apartments on the first floor). It’s also offering itself as a possible condo conversion. Price: $15,500,000.
401 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02115
2.) The Alexandra
The Church of Scientology put this 27,367-square-foot building up for sale late last year for $12,000,000. The Ruskin Gothic Revival dating from the 1870s has serious conversion potential: perhaps 25 apartments and/or condos; maybe a hotel. It began life as a 50-key inn.
1769 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
3.) 256 Parker Hill Avenue
This Mission Hill complex asking $10,500,000 is actually two distinct addresses that together total 32 apartments. According to its listing, the complex’s 30 2-BRs make it perfect for “the roommate-centered rental demographic.”
256 Parker Hill Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
4.) 365 Beacon Street
This townhouse dating from 1872 has the potential right now for five apartments, including one comprised of the third and fourth floors. (There are four apartments total now.) It’s 9,016 square feet and is asking $9,999,000.
365 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116
5.) 47-49 Massachusetts Avenue
The 7,233-square-foot address is actually two buildings. Together they’re asking $5,500,000. There are six apartments total, plus ground-floor retail.
49 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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Author: TOM ACITELLI