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Historic Brookline Mansion Now Boston Area's Most Expensive

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Location: Brookline, Mass.
Price: $17,500,000
The Skinny: This 15,000-square-foot suburban Boston mansion is now the city's most expensive listing, after hitting the market last week for $17.5M. Remarkably, that sky-high price is actually less than the 1929 Georgian Revival fetched back in 2001, when it sold for $18.5M. Of course, that was before the 4.72-acre property was subdivided—leaving the mansion with a 3.64-acre plot once landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers—but it was also before the owners commissioned a full, some might say over-the-top, renovation. The nine-bedroom, 14-bathroom manor now boasts "intricate gold-leaf ceiling" and a "trove of fine architectural millwork" by "acclaimed conservation specialist John Canning," plus a billiards room, a music room, an elevator, a swimming pool, and even an elaborate tree house.

· 39 Sears Road [Zillow]
· 39 Sears Road - SOLD [Landvest]
· Greater Boston's Priciest Listing Will Blow Your Mind [Curbed Boston]