Curbed: The Saudi sheikh who bought the historic Ames-Webster mansion at 306 Dartmouth Street in Back Bay in 2013 for $14.5 million is converting it into three condos, including a triplex penthouse, that will start at $20 million each.
That conversion is all about renovation. The 26,000-square-foot Ames-Webster—which had 50 rooms and 28 fireplaces when it sold—dates from the late 19th century and was once a grand single-family manse. It was so grand, in fact, that it was once this close to becoming Massachusetts’ governor’s mansion.
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