Beacon Hill is famously expensive, but even among this rarefied real estate, these five homes stand out. Below are the five priciest homes currently on the market, as listed on www.newenglandmoves.com.
1. 74 Beacon St.: 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms.
This townhouse, called the Benjamin Mansion, overlooks the Public Garden. It is 8,450 square feet, comprised of six bedrooms, six full baths, three powder rooms and more. It features eight working fireplaces, double parlors, a rooftop infinity-edge heated lap pool, an elevator, two large decks, a garden, a media room, a library, a home gym, deeded parking and a Brimmer Street garage space.
Fifteen million might sound like a lot, but don't worry about it: you can make monthy estimated mortgage payments of $60,600.
According to city records, this property was turned into a single family home, from a four- to six-family home in 2008. The city has assessed this property at $6,001,710.
2. 56 Beacon St.: 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 powder rooms.
This 9,000-square-foot townhouse overlooks the Boston Common. In addition to its five bedrooms (one of which is in an au pair suite), six bathrooms and two powder rooms, it features an elevator, eight fireplaces, a 14-person dining room, a living room, an office, a library, two decks, a kitchen, a family room and a mud room walk out to large patio. It also has direct access to attached garage parking.
According to city records, this home is assessed at $7,798,750.
3. 36 Lime St.: 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 powder room.
This home has been occupied by the current owners for more than 40 years and features a winding stairway, hardwood floors, a formal dining room, a hidden garden and a roof deck. Garage parking is available as a separate sale.
According to city records, this home is assessed at $3,438,447.
4. 51 Chestnut St.: 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms.
This Greek Revival townhouse, dating from 1830, has formal reception rooms, casual family rooms and six bedrooms. It also features a roof deck and garden with a lawn. One garage parking space at the Brimmer Street Garage is included and one additional space available for separate purchase ($300,000).
According to city records, this home is assessed at $3,187,404.
5. 23 Chestnut St.: 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 powder rooms.
This townhouse dates from 1809 and features a high Regency facade. It also has an elevator, a formal living room with two tall windows and a 14-foot ceiling, a library with a 14-foot ceiling, a fireplace, a dining room with a gas fireplace, a kitchen overlooking a garden and four bedrooms.
According to city records, this home is assessed at $2,858,000.