The private auction Nov. 19 in the upstairs function room at Ristorante Fiore, two doors down from the property, attracted a crowd of about 75, according to Manning, of which 14 came with the certified funds to qualify them as bidders.
Data from the Boston Assessing Department shows that the city assessed the total value of the land and the building for fiscal 2010 to be $1.4 million, but Triulzi had listed the property for $7 million before turning to auction.
Built in 1910, the 10,000-plus-square-foot building contains a small restaurant, Express, on the first floor, one two-bedroom apartment on the second floor and two one-bedroom apartments on each of the third and fourth floors. On floors five and six, which were added to the structure in 2001, is a two-story, four-bedroom and four-bath penthouse, according to an information package produced by Manning.
Frank DePasquale, who owns Express as well as Restaurant Bricco at 241 Hanover St., said the sale wouldn't affect his business.
"I know I have a lease; I don't know exactly how long it is. It might be seven ... I think it's eight years," he said. "I don't care who owns it."