173 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02116 View Map $14,500,000 Ask a Question
173 Commonwealth Ave Boston 02116 MA | multi-family listing $14,500,000 73088932 Photo 1
173 Commonwealth Ave Boston 02116 MA | multi-family listing $14,500,000 73088932 Map
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Bean Group

(603) 945-5560

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Status: Sold
Property Type:5-9 Family
MLS #:73088932
Sq. Feet:10,882
Date Sold:7/6/2023
Lot Size:0.07 Acres
The iconic purple pane neo-georgian style brownstone is for sale for the first time in 53 years. Originally designed and built in 1879 by the legendary architects, Peabody and Stearns, as a single family home for Roger Wolcott (former Governor of Massachusetts) and redesigned by Boston-born architect J. Harleston Parker in 1917, this distinctive and spectacular home is adorned with many original Gilded Age details: gorgeous marble and hardwood/parquet floors, ornate wood moldings and walls, Italian crafted marble fireplaces, elaborately carved entry doors, a French wrought iron and ormolu balustrade, restored original single pane windows and beautiful lock sets. It was converted into an apartment building in 1944 and is currently comprised of 11,943 SF (gross building) on 6 floors, 8 apartments [1 studio, 6 one beds and 1 two bed], a head house, a roof deck with commanding panoramic views of Boston & Cambridge and 3 single parking spaces. More information & photos on request.

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Community Information

Address:173 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Area:Back Bay
Zip Code:02116


Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 9 Full / 3 Half
Year Built:1879
Building Area: 10882
Roof: Rubber
Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Basement: Full, Partially Finished, Walk-Out Access, Interior Entry
Parking Features: Off Street
Parking Total: 3

Features / Amenities

Appliances: Washer, Dryer
Fireplace Yes/No: Yes
Flooring: Tile, Hardwood
Patio And Porch: Deck - Roof
Cooling Yes/No: Yes
Cooling: Central Air
Heating: Oil
Total Rooms:30

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.07 Acres
View: City View(s)
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Electric: Circuit Breakers
Road Frontage: Public
Directions:Back Bay in between Dartmouth and Exeter

Tax and Financial Info

Tax Year: 2023
Tax Annual Amount: $36,662.15
Current Financing: Withheld
Buyer Agency Compensation: 2.0
Buyer Agent Compensation: 2.0
Disclosures: Building financials available upon request. The listed SF is from measured floor plan which differs from public record. Seller and their broker makes no warranty or representations buyer to do due diligence

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Listing provided courtesy of The Roach And Sherman Team, Compass.



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Listing Information Last Updated 9/25/2023
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