181 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
$ 19,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#73210349
  • TypeMulti-Family
  • CountySUFFOLK
  • CityBoston
  • AreaBack Bay
  • Zip02116
  • Style5+ Family - Rooming House
  • Year Built1880
  • Taxes$ 48401
  • Price$ 19,500,000
  • Bedrooms0
  • Full Bathrooms12
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage12171
  • Lot Size3,049 SqFt
Data Source:
Massachusetts MLS Property Info Network (MLSPIN)
Property Description

FIVE FLOORS OF FABULOUS POTENTIAL IN PRESTIGE COMMONWEALTH AVE BOSTON LOCATION. One-of-a-kind opportunity to bring back the glory of this extra-wide, 12,500+ SF sunny-side Commonwealth Ave sleeping beauty. Overlooking the magnolias and the Comm Ave Mall. It's a dream come true for the discriminating owner or developer. Imagine a unique private family home or take advantage of six levels to create gorgeous, spacious condominiums topped by a duplex penthouse extraordinaire with roof deck and views all the way to Kenmore Square. Built in 1878 and home to various Boston Brahmins for many years before becoming student housing, the building has not been available for sale for more than 55 years. It is now offered as one of the last brownstones on Commonwealth Ave that still offers single family potential. With ample parking, a prestige Back Bay location, and carte blanche to create your own masterpiece, this is a rare and remarkable offering.

Price History
3/8/2024 Listed $19,500,000

General Features

Sewer Public Sewer
Roof Rubber
Zoning Dormitory
Construction Materials Stone
Year Built 1880
View City View(s)
Property SubType 5+ Family - Rooming House
Tax Year 2024
Community Features Public Transportation,Shopping
County Suffolk
Property Type Residential Income
Garage Y/N No
Total Rooms 17
Status Active
Directions Call Listing Agent
City Boston
Disclosures Buyer to do all due dilligence.Broker makes no warranties or representations
View Y/N Yes
Senior Community Y/N No
Total Units 17
MLS Area Back Bay
Lot Size Square Feet 3237
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name Commonwealth Ave
Year Built Details Approximate
Tax Annual Amount 48401
Home Warranty Y/N No
Building Area Units Square Feet
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Owner
Tax Assessed Value 4440000
Compensation Based On Gross/Full Sale Price
Sub-Agency Relationship Offered No

Interior Features

Basement Full
Flooring Wood
Total Fireplaces 6
Total Stories 6
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 12
Half Baths 1
Total Baths 13

Exterior Features

Parking Features Off Street
Water Source Public
Total Parking 3
Lot Size Area 0.07
Foundation Details Block
Spa No
Building Area Total 12171
Lot Size Acres 0.07
Frontage Length 24.00
Lot Size Units Acres
Road Frontage Type Public


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Multi-Family Average in 02116

AVG $8.48M
AVG $33,418
AVG 307
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1884

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