§ The developer of the Macallen building has hired a new real estate team to market the condo project. The building was being marketed by an internal sales team before and after construction was completed, in 2007. In the fall of 2009, Rob Cohen at Boston Realty Advisors took over the listings. This past week, they were relisted with Jennifer Athas at Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate.
There are 140 units in this building along with 130+/- in its sister building, Court Square Press, next door. Approximately 78 units have already been purchased. Prices on the listed units range from $489,000 to $1,199,000.
From the $1,199,000 property listing:
Stunning corner home with panoramic city Views in the Gold Leed certified Macallen Building. This distinctive property features a state of the art kitchen with an open living and dining area perfect for entertaining. Amenities abound in this luxury building complete with a 20,000 sq ft landscaped plaza and heated pool, gas grills, a state of the art on site gym, and 24/7 concierge. All utilities included, i.e. heat, a/c, water, gas, Direct TV, and internet. Minutes to The Fin. District, S.End
§ There’s a little bit of a scuffle going on up in Ipswich, Massachusetts. According to an article in today’s Boston Globe, cottage owners on Little Neck are asking the court to change the ownership guidelines set forth in a will written back in 1660. As of now, the 167 families who live their own their homes but the land on which the homes are built belongs to a trust. The “owners” are renters of the land. They want to change that by organizing as a condo association and buying the land, outright.
There’s a lot more to the story so I recommend reading it. Very interesting case. Does the will have to be followed by the “letter of the law” or can it be modified? (I dunno, let’s ask the trustees of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum what they think …)
§ Finally, the weekly tally. Which Boston real estate agents had the best week?
Fifty five condos and single-family homes were recorded as sold in Boston this past week, according to MLSPIN.
The most-expensive single-family home sold was at 293 Marlborough Street, for $4.7 million. This was a 4,860+/- square foot home complete with four bedrooms and 3 full- and 2 ½-baths, four fireplaces, and included two parking spaces. Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate was the listing agent and Jan Boyce of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the buyer’s agent.
The most-expensive condominium sold was at The Clarendon, at 100 Stuart Street, for $2.8 million. This was a 28th-floor, 1,958+/- square foot home complete with three bedrooms and 3 full- and 1 ½-baths and included two parking spaces. The Related Companies sales team is listed as having handled both sides of the transaction.
The most-expensive resale condominium sold was at 185 Marlborough Street, for $2,430,000. This was a 2nd-floor, 2,062+/- square foot home complete with two bedrooms and 2 full- and 1 ½-baths and included one parking space. Michael Moran of Otis & Ahearn was the listing agent and Maryann Hoskins of Landvest was the buyer’s agent.
Congratulations to the new homeowners. Welcome to Boston!