Price Reduction - Views
18 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
$ 8,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#73035727
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySUFFOLK
  • CityBoston
  • AreaBack Bay
  • Zip02116
  • Style
  • Year Built1864
  • Taxes$ 30351
  • Price$ 8,500,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms11
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage7950
  • Lot Size2,178 SqFt
Data Source:
Massachusetts MLS Property Info Network (MLSPIN)
Property Description

Generational opportunity on the first block of Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay. Built in 1864 as a grand residence, this 8,000+/- sq/ft brownstone presents a rare opportunity to create a custom home in one of the most sought-after locations in Boston. Available for the first time in 50 years, this six-story property with elevator overlooks the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and is steps to Public Garden & Newbury Street. 18 Commonwealth is a design / build opportunity for 5+ bedrooms / 6+ bathroom single family home with potential to add a roof terrace & garage parking. Original details include grand staircase illuminated by sky-light, intricate mill work & moldings, 10-12 foot ceilings, ornate fireplaces & hardwood floors. 4 outdoor parking spaces. Endless possibilities for renovation & restoration of this historic residence on the first block on Commonwealth Avenue.

Price History
9/13/2022 Listed $9,250,000
11/4/2022 4% - $8,900,000
1/11/2023 5% - $8,500,000

General Features

Appliances Range, Oven, Refrigerator, Freezer, Gas Water Heater
Architectural Style Other (See Remarks)
Association Y/N No
Basement Full, Partially Finished, Walk-Out Access
Building Area Units Square Feet
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.0%
Buyer Agent Compensation Type %
City Boston
Community Features Public Transportation, Shopping, Pool, Tennis Court(s), Park, Walk/Jog Trails, Medical Facility, Bike Path, Conservation Area, Highway Access, House of Worship, Marina, Private School, Public School, T-Station
Compensation Based On Gross/Full Sale Price
Construction Materials Frame, Brick
Cooling Other
County Suffolk
Directions First block of Commonwealth Ave
Disclosures Images of interior and exterior are renderings.
Garage Y/N No
Heating Hot Water
Interior Features Internet Available - Unknown
Lot Size Square Feet 2365
MLS Area Back Bay
Property Attached Y/N Yes
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Roof Rubber
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Status Active
Street Name Commonwealth Avenue
Sub-Agency Relationship Offered No
Tax Annual Amount 30351.13
Tax Assessed Value 2799000
Tax Year 2023
Total Rooms 12
View City View(s), Scenic View(s)
View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1864
Year Built Details Approximate, Renovated Since
Year Built Source Public Records
Zoning BOS

Interior Features

Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Hardwood
Full Baths 11
Heating Y/N Yes
Total Baths 11
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 9
Window Features Insulated Windows

Exterior Features

Living Area 7950
Showing Instructions Appointment Required, Email List Agent, Other (See Special Showing Instructions), Please Email Dave & Scott For All Showings: [email protected]
Standard Status Active
Building Area Total 7950
Door Features Insulated Doors
Foundation Details Other
Lot Features Level
Lot Size Acres 0.05
Lot Size Area 0.05
Lot Size Units Acres
Open Parking Y/N Yes
Parking Features Paved Drive, Off Street, Paved
Road Frontage Type Public
Road Responsibility Public Maintained Road
Road Surface Type Paved
Total Parking 4
Water Source 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 Single Family Average in 02116

AVG $10.57M
AVG $48,537
AVG 264
Year Built
AVG 1878
AVG 97
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

Your Agent

Rory Gill

Broker / Owner, Broker


Listed By
Dave Costello & Scott Accorsini Team with Advisors Living - Back Bay.