Look down at your feet.
See that one square foot that your feet are resting on, what if it cost $1,242.52 for your feet to be there.
That’s what the new owner of unit 401 at the Wilkes Passage condominiums in Boston’s South End enjoys. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths for $2,700,000, each one of the 2,173 square feet running $1,242.52 a piece.
1313 Washington Street Unit 401 Boston, MA 02118, which most recently sold on August 6, 2014 after being on the market for just 22 days, also has the distinction of being the most expansive condo to sell in the South End during the summer of 2014.
Wilkes Passage, a contemporary South End condo development constructed in 2002 boasts a number of high end amenities from an onsite concierge to multi-level underground garage parking.
While Realtor Laura Spence served as the listing agent for this moat recent sale of unit 401 at Wilkes Passage, Realtor Lucas Garofalo represented the buyer and took home a 2.5% buyer’s agent commission according to MLS data, or $67,500.
The $1,340 monthly HOA fee for unit 401 includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, and elevator. The monthly condo fee includes a $140 garage parking fee (the sale of unit 401 was accompanied by two garage parking spaces in the Wilkes Passage parking garage).
Over the past six months, there have been five other condos that sold at Wilkes Passage. The average days on market for these units was 43 days – so unit 401 sold nearly twice as fast as the building’s average, somewhat surprising given that unit 401 was nearly two times the price of the next most expensive sale in the building. The average price per square foot of sold units at Wilkes Passage was $830, so the new owner of unit 401 paid a hefty premium above the market trend at Wilkes Passage – more than likely, to capture the triple exposure condo and the 900 square foot private roof deck, both of which are hard to come by in the South End, however, was it worth a 50% premium? The new owner apparently thought so.