Open Houses In Belmont: Seven Figures for the One Percent

Here are a few of the open houses in Belmont this weekend.

In fact, this week, how about the homes that are selling for a pretty penny; more like 100 million pennies: homes that are listed for more than $1 million. And according to the Seattle-based real estate brokerage firm Redfin, the most expensive one percent of homes nationwide are hot, hot, hot, with sales up 21 percent since January, while sales of the 99 percent of “lower end” housing are off 7.6 percent.

“There are haves and have nots, and the haves are the ones out buying,” Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said.

531 Concord Ave. Open house: Sunday, June 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Three-story Georgian Revival (1926), 7,277 sq.-ft. on 1.6 acres. 18 rooms, 7 bedrooms (it has 7 fireplaces, a “Gone With The Wind” staircase and its own museum section. MUSEUM! Price tag: $3,950,000.

20 Wellington Lane. (a stone’s throw from 531 Concord) Open house, Sunday, June 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Brand new Colonial”-ish” structure. 5,701 sq.-ft. (with 2,200 square feet still unfinished). 18 rooms, 5 bedrooms. (Looks finished but the photo shows the driveway not connect to the garage.) Price tag: $2,775,000.

• 529 Concord Ave. (next door to 531 Concord) Open house, Sunday, June 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Brand new “contemporary.” Only 5,664 sq.-ft. (with 2,100 square feet left unfinished) on a “mere” half acre. 18 rooms, 5 bedrooms. Price tag: $2,745,000.

 26 Cedar Road (designed by H. Thaxter Underwood who built in the same year the Underwood Pool bathhouse.) Open house, Sunday, June 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday June 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Antique stucco Colonial (1912). 3,700 sq.-ft. 11 rooms, 6 bedrooms. (Brokers contend the house is located on a hill in Belmont; Walnut Hill. That’s a first.) Price tag: $1,795,000.

• 85 Woodbine Road (in what’s called “Old Belmont Hill” abutting Habitat) Open house, Sunday, June 1, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Another stucco Colonial (1948).” 3,244 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,595,000. (Recently reduced!)

 7 Prentiss Lane (described as a “mini estate”) Open house, Sunday, June 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Custom brick “cottage” design (1926). 2,381 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,580,000. 

 232 Prospect St. Open house, Sunday, June 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m. What says Belmont better than a “Belmont Hill Classic Center Entrance Colonial” (1932)3,220 sq.-ft. 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,415,000. 

 6 Highland Road Open house, Sunday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Colonial that was gut-rehabbed (1941) on the bottom of “Walnut Hill.” 2,237 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,349,000. 

 117 School St. Open house, Sunday, June 1, Noon to 2 p.m.; Monday June 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Antique Victorian Shingle-style house. A classic from 1895. 3,122 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 6 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,199,000.

 49 Payson Terrace. Open house, Sunday, June 1, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A 1925 brick center entrance Colonial (. 2,731 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,095,000.

 37 Pilgram Rd. Open house, Sunday, June 1, Noon to 2 p.m.; Monday June 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A BIG Tudor-style Colonial on a small – 0.13 acre – lot. (1936). 3,100 sq.-ft. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms. Price tag: $1,048,000.

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