Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
This week's top real estate news, courtesy of Curbed Boston.
SOMERVILLE—The city's biggest home sale of 2013 so far happened fast. The 3-BR, 2.5-BA at 32 Appleton Street went on the sales market in mid-March and went to contract almost immediately, closing for $1,030,000. Meanwhile, we mapped all the million-dollar listings in Somerville.
EAST BOSTON—An under-development unit at 191 Everett Street may be the first apartment on Earth to offer a 3D printer as part of the rent. The unit, in fact, has already been rented for $3,100; and will be move-in ready by September.
BACK BAY—The 7-BR, 7.5-BA townhouse at 16 Marlborough Street is back on the market again. It was originally listed in 2010 for $4,500,000; it now wants $4,900,000, and the renovations will cost ya.
CAMBRIDGE—Our deep-dive into the real apartment rents of the People's Republic continues with a reader report from near Inman Square: $1,950 for one and a half bathrooms and other benefits.