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Millennium Tower penthouse in downtown Boston sold

Image of the Grand Penthouse on the 60th floor of Millennium Tower.Handel Architects

It slipped through your fingers and now the chance to own the city’s most elite address is gone.


The “Grand” penthouse on the 60th floor of the Millennium Tower Boston has been sold, the developer of the building in Downtown Crossing announced Wednesday. Neither the buyer nor the price was disclosed. However, when it went on the market in late 2014, Millennium Partners listed it for $37.5 million.

Millennium Partners would only say the sprawling 13,000 square foot condo will be used as a “family residence” by its new owner. Richard Baumert of Millennium Partners added in a press release he was “confident the new buyers will love their new home in the sky.”


The sale marks a new era of ultra-luxury living in Boston. The glass tower is of the type found in Manhattan, Shanghai or Dubai, home to 442 condominiums at the site of the former Filene’s in Downtown Crossing. Residents have access to a lap pool, massage and fitness rooms and a James Beard award-winning chef whose food is served to residents only, among other amenities.

About 90 percent of the units are under contract, Millennium said Wednesday, and the price for a remaining unit starts at $3.3 million.

Millennium described the penthouse at the top of the building as “a sanctuary on top of the world.” It has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the city, and a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace.

Real estate specialists have said such locations could attract local buyers and are also a popular investment option for international buyers looking for a place to store their cash.

Megan Woolhouse can be reached at megan.woolhouse@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @megwoolhouse.