Chesthill Hill, MA – January 14, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Saul B. Cohen, President of Hammond Residential Real Estate, has announced the firm’s highest priced sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 and for the full calendar year.
The firm’s highest priced single-family residence sale for the quarter was a Boston townhouse located at 26 Holyoke Street in the South End for $3,800,000. Senior sales associates John Ranco and Joseph DeAngelo of Hammond’s South End office represented the buyer in the transaction. The recently renovated Victorian-era townhouse features eleven rooms and over 4,600 square feet of living space. There are five bedrooms and a total of seven fireplaces. Among the property’s magnificent features are a double parlor with two fireplaces, a garden level family/media room with patio access and a roof deck with stunning views and a hot tub and wet bar.
Interestingly, the firm’s highest priced condominium sale for the quarter was also in Boston and exceeded its highest-priced single-family sale. Jared Wollaston, a senior sales associate in Hammond’s Back Bay/Beacon Hill office, represented the buyer of 409 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit F. The condominium is part of a project that combines three landmark buildings, including the Peabody and Stearns-designed Bradley Mansion, to create residences with distinctive architectural details on what Winston Churchill referred to as “the grandest boulevard in North America.” The Holland Companies is the developer. Unit F, on the third level of the building, is comprised of seven rooms, including four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Additional amenities include an elevator, on-site heated garage parking and concierge services.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the extraordinary successes that John, Joe, and Jared have had during 2012, including participating in these remarkable Boston sales. They are all widely-regarded as superstars in the Boston brokerage community for their savvy marketing skills, their awareness of market trends, and their high ethical standards,” said Saul B. Cohen, Hammond’s founder and President. “I know that their many buyer clients appreciate their expert knowledge of building systems and construction.” Cohen added, “These two sales during the fourth quarter reflect the strong desire on the part of many high-end buyers to live right in the heart of downtown Boston, with the quality of life and amenities that the city offers.”
The Ranco and DeAngelo sale at 26 Holyoke was also the firm’s highest-priced single-family buyer-controlled sale for the full year. Mona Wiener’s sale of a new construction, Colonial-style residence at 113 Heath Street, Brookline for $4,375,000 was Hammond’s highest-priced listing sold in 2012.
For condominium units, the highest-priced listing sold for a Hammond agent for the year was Karen Tedeman’s listing at 45 Commonwealth Avenue #4 ($4,150,000), while Michael Bloomer of the Cambridge office’s sale at 128 Beacon Street, Unit L ($4,195,000) was the highest-priced buyer-controlled transaction.
Hammond Residential is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, and has three Boston locations and thirteen suburban branch offices. The company reports over one billion dollars in sales volume annually, and is well-known as the publisher of the region’s finest magazines featuring local properties for sale. In 2011, Hammond ranked nationally as one of the top 100 real estate companies based on productivity per agent and overall sales volume. Hammond was also recognized in 2012 by The Boston Globe as a “top place to work” company. Hammond is an independently owned and operated franchise company within the Real Living Real Estate franchise network. The Boston, Chestnut Hill, and Cambridge offices are also the exclusive Regents representatives of the Luxury Real Estate network.
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