The red-hot real estate market was on full display in 2022, as seven-digit sales became common in nearly every MetroWest community. Out of 22 communities, only Hudson and Bellingham failed to have a home sell for more than $1 million, and 11 communities featured sales over $1.5 million.
At the top end of the scale, Franklin, Hopkinton, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Upton and Wayland all came in with top sales over $2 million. The priciest homes range in size, styles and amenities, with some homes being custom-built, modern mansions, while others date back more than 150 years.
The following is a recap of the most valuable homes sold in each community. Information on the sales comes from The Warren Group, as well as some local real estate agents and the Middlesex Register of Deeds office.
Sale Price: $1.29 million
The most expensive home sold in Ashland this year was 5 Bobcat Lane in Ashland. The home sold on July 7, for a price of $1.297 million. The colonial home was built in 2007, features four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and is just under 3,000 square feet. The home also features a gas-lit fire pit and expansive patio, and a primary bathroom with a jet-tub and double sink. The home was listed by Sue Gordon of Lamacchia Realty.
Sale Price: $930,000
The dollar goes a bit further in Bellingham than in other communities in the area, as the most expensive home in town sold for $930,000 on April 25. The massive home, located at 24 Hampton Court, was built in 2005 and features 5,713 square feet of space, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Additional features include a two-story living room, Bose speakers in both the living and dining rooms, and access to sanctuary-protected walking trails. The home was listed by Jay Karuna Ratne of Clockhouse Realty.
Sale Price: $1.28 million
Framingham’s most expensive sale was for $1.28 million for a home at 3 Royal Meadow Lane. The home clocks in at just over 4,000 square feet, was built in 2021 and has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Additional features include a private study, a primary bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and a two-story foyer. The home was sold on Aug. 2, and was listed by Deborah Mansour Dawson of Berkshire Realty Group.
Sale Price: $2.2 million
Franklin’s biggest sale of the year was for a home at 26 October Drive, which rang in at $2.2 million. The home was sold on May 26, and features five bedrooms and six bathrooms, spread out over 4,700 square feet. The home is part of Franklin’s Autumn Hill Estates, and has a soaking tub nook, floor-to-ceiling stonework and a coffee/wet bar area in the kitchen. The house was built in 2007, and was listed by Michelle Haynes of ERA Key Realty Services.
Sale Price: $1.65 million
Holliston’s most expensive home sale was at 32 Praying Indian Way, and went for $1.65 million back on June 8. The home was built in 2012, features 4.5 bathrooms and four bedrooms across 4,700 square feet of space. The home sits on an acre of land in the Highlands at Holliston neighborhood, and was listed by Tara D’Amato of Engel & Volkers Wellesley.
Sale Price: $1.55 million
The biggest sale in the small town of Hopedale was for $1.55 million on July 1 for a sprawling 6,500-square-foot home located at 14 Steel Road. The 2004 home features a whopping six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, an in-ground heated pool, a grand foyer with 18-foot ceilings and a four-car, heated garage. The home was listed by Keller Williams Realty.
Sale Price: $2.22 million
Hopkinton’s biggest home sale was $2.2 million for a 6,198-square-foot home located at 15 Fawn Ridge Road. The home was sold on Sept. 27, and features five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a custom bar, a personal home gym and an in-home movie theater. The home was built in 2013, and was listed by Kathleen Dragin of RE/MAX Executive Realty.
Sale Price: $880,000
Hudson is the only community to have a tie for its highest sale price of the year. Two homes were both sold for the price of $880,000. The first home is located at 31 Hickory Lane, and was sold on June 16. The home was built in 2002, has five bedrooms and four bathrooms spread out across 2,768 square feet, and was listed by Christina Terranova of Compass real estate. The second home is located at 3 Cortland Drive and was sold on July 27. The 3,622-square-foot home was built in 2000, and has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The home was listed by Gerald Griffin.
Sale Price: $1.4 million
A home located at 180 Wayside Inn Road was the biggest sale in Marlborough in 2022, selling for $1.4 million on May 16. The house was built in 1987, making it one of the older homes to be featured on this list, and covers 4,259 square feet and features five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home sits on 10 acres of land and is designed like a Mediterranean villa, with stone tile flooring in the foyer and colonnade arches throughout the home. The home was listed by Lynn Murray of Berkshire Hathaway.
Sale Price: $1.46 million
Medway’s most expensive sale was for $1.46 million for a home at 32 Broken Tree Road. The house was built in 2000 and features four bedrooms and four bathrooms across 4,179 square feet. The southern-style colonial sports an in-ground pool, a private gym and a cathedral family room. The home sold on April 25, and was listed by Leslie Yakel of RE/MAX Executive Realty.
Sale Price: $1.37 million
The biggest home sale in Mendon was $1.37 million for a home at 9 West Hill Road, which sold on June 15. The home features four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 4,100 square feet of space. The 2005-built home also features a salt-water pool, an outdoor putting green, four fireplaces and a customized outdoor sound system. The home was listed by Keller Williams Realty.
Sale Price: $1.03 million
Inching over the million-dollar mark, Milford’s most expensive sale was made on June 15, when a home at 48 Field Pond Road was sold for $1.03 million. The home, which features four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, was built in 2018 and covers 3,231 square feet.
Sale Price: $1.29 million
Millis’ most expensive sale was $1.29 million for a home located at 5 Frontier Lane, sold back on March 3. The home was new construction, built in 2021 and sports four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms across just less than 4,000 square feet. The home was designed with numerous custom options, and features a two-story family room, a three-car garage and room for potential expansion. The home was listed by Jeffrey Germagian of ERA Key Realty Services.
Sale Price: $1.9 million
Coming in at just under the $2 million mark, the biggest sale in Natick was on Sept. 23 when a home at 15-A Moccasin Path sold for $1.9 million. The 1998-built home has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and contains 3,810 square feet of living space. The South Natick home features a rock wall in front of the property, a large outdoor pool and sits on an acre of private land.
Sale Price: $1.85 million
The biggest sale in Northborough went to a home at 5 Harrington Lane, when it sold for $1.85 million on Aug. 12. The home features five bedrooms and six bathrooms, across a huge 5,200-square-foot space. The home is part of the Clark Woods Estates development, and was built in 2018. Additional features include a two-story great room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, stone and timber interior that focus on natural light and energy efficiency. Listed by Marilyn Green of RE/MAX Signature Properties.
Sale Price: $2.5 million
The rural town of Sherborn’s priciest home sale was a $2.5 million home at 36 Prospect St., which sold on June 22. The home is an antique, built originally in 1870 with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread out over 4,071 square feet. The farmhouse has undergone extensive modern renovations, and includes an attached modernized barn for additional living space. The home was listed by Nora Lynch of Landmark Residential.
Sale Price: $2.6 million
Southborough’s biggest sale of 2022 was for $2.6 million, for a home located at 6 Nichols St. The home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and clocks in with more than 6,300 square feet of living space. Located near the shore of the Sudbury Reservoir, the home sits on 3.41 acres of land and was built in 2011.
Sale Price: $4.89 million
The most expensive home sale on this list, a home at 41 Plympton Road in Sudbury sold for $4.89 million on June 6. The home features five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, and contains an epic 10,838 square feet of living space. A gated estate, the property also contains, among other features, a salt-water pool, an eight-car garage with a private car wash, a game room, a billiards room with a private bar, multiple stone patios and guest quarters with a private entrance. Built in 1989, the property was listed by Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.
Sale Price: $4.4 million
Upton’s most expensive home was sold on April 5 for $4.4 million. This sale is somewhat of a technicality, as the home on the property is a relatively modest 2,800-square-foot home built in 1960, but the real value of the sale comes from the 58 acres of land on which it sits. The property was purchased by Black Brook Realty Prop. LLC, a developer of master-planned senior housing neighborhoods, who plan on building 59 units on the property.
Sale Price: $4.82 million
Narrowly missing out on the top spot, a home at 5 Erwin Road in Wayland was the most expensive sale of the year for the town, going for $4.82 million on Aug. 10. The home has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and contains more than 7,000 square feet of living space. Sitting on nearly 5 acres on the edge of Heard Pond, the home contains access to a seasonal dock and also features an indoor heated pool, a movie theater, a 2,500-bottle wine cellar and a billiards room. Built in 2004, the property was listed by Michael Harper of MGS Group Real Estate.
Sale Price: $1.43 million
Westborough’s most expensive sale was $1.43 million for a home at 17 Bertis Adams Way on June 30. The home contains four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms spread out across 4,600 square feet. Built in 2001, the home offers a 40-foot by 20-foot pool, a hot tub, a two-story cathedral fireplace and a finished walk-out basement. The home was listed by Michael Mathieu of Mathieu Newton Sotheby’s International Realty.