Neighborhood news you can count on. Your Friday dose of Curbed Cuts via Curbed Boston:
[Photo: 45 Fayerweather/Curbed]
CAMBRIDGE - The 5-BR, 4-BA, 2,755-square-foot house at 45 Fayerweather Street has hit the sales market for $3,400,000, looking for only its third owner since 1940. It was designed in 1940 by Walter Bogner, a Harvard architect who was known before then to celebrate the Beaux Arts style in all its ornateness (45 Fayerweather marked his transition to a more modernist bent). He designed it for fellow Harvard prof Garrett Birkhoff, who sold it in 1995 for $1,116,250.
CHINATOWN - Boston's priciest new rental listing includes three valeted and garaged parking spaces. What else would you get for $25,000 a month at the Ritz-Carlton? Four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, 3,770 square feet, 14-foot ceilings, dictatorial views through wall-size windows, wet bar, the building's services, yada yada.
BACK BAY - The magisterial townhouse at 10 Marlborough Street hit the sales market last fall for the first time in 44 years. It asked $13.5 million, then quickly changed its mind (the beautiful can). It cut its tag in the dead of winter by $750,000; and then again, by a cool $1M, in July, bringing it to a still formidable $11,750,000. Which is where it will surely be for its one-year anniversary this weekend.
BACK BAY - The priciest August condo trade in Boston involved the 3-BR, 3.5-BA penthouse at 100 Beacon Street, which hit the market July 31 and went to contract only three days later. It closed Aug. 10 for $9M.