1 month minimum stay. Located in walkable Boston's South End, this 4 level, designer loft is big enough to enjoy your privacy. A very special loft, with attention to details and nicely finished. Great cook's kitchen with double oven convection cooking, Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch gas cooktop and dishwasher. Large guest room with en suite onyx tiled shower bathroom. Multiple shower heads. Hardwood floors throughout. Large, secure parking spot. Quick walk to Boston University Medical.
Perfect for temporary relocation or longer term. Fully furnished and accessorized throughout.
One gated, full sized parking space included in rent, located right next to the side entry door.
Large, designer loft home in an historic 1904 brick building (former P.P. Caproni Plaster Arts). Lots of warmth and character. 2 minutes walk to Silver Line Transit & walk to Boston Medical Center. I am seeking a gay friendly roommate.
Large one bedroom suite is available with a private bathroom. This home is a large 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath space.
The available room is the large ( 17 feet by 15 feet ), first level guest bedroom with a unique, en suite onyx tiled bath. New, large 43 inch Ultra High Definition smart TV with Netflix and Roku access. Maple hardwood floors throughout. Custom steel railings and artistic spiral staircase to lower bedroom. There is a privacy curtain at the bottom of the spiral stairs but no wood door. Still good privacy in spite of that. High quality queen sized bed. The bedroom has two windows and a secondary, private entrance leading to a secure common indoor area. There are two solid core doors that lock back to back leading out to a common area. This is for security and sound proofing purposes. There are secure bedroom windows and roman shades for complete window privacy. The bedroom windows open to a private cobblestone walkway with unit owners' access only.
Quiet Newcomb Street...located 3 minutes walk away from the intersection of Washington St & Mass Avenue, steps to some of Boston's best restaurants, 300 feet from Silver Line T stop (takes you downtown and to the airport) and a quick walk to Boston Medical Center and Boston University South End campus.
Common area description of the condo:
Quality maple wood floors, exposed brick walls & soaring 18 and 14 foot chestnut-beamed ceilings. Double insulation in ceilings and walls offer great sound privacy. Abundant light from enormous windows. Gas fireplace.
Chef's kitchen with Bosch double wall convection ovens, Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Silestone quartz counters, floor-to-ceiling maple cabinetry and large breakfast bar. Some of the small appliances in the kitchen include a microwave oven, Ninja food blender, toaster and espresso/latte machine.
Stack laundry with a half bathroom off of the kitchen area.
Formal dining room adjacent to kitchen and the living room.
Some of the additional special features are a large custom made, Zebra wood dining room table that easily seats 6 to 8, eight foot tall 19th century stained glass window over the fireplace, back lit, and assorted original antique paintings, prints and objet d'art.
Forced hot air heat, as well as central air conditioning. Quiet building with mostly owner occupants. Contact owner through Airbnb if you are highly qualified with good references and credit. $100 non refundable cleaning fee.
You would have access to the entire apartment with exception to the master bedroom suite (which the owner will occupy). You will have lots of quiet privacy.
The historic South End of Boston is one for the record books. It is the largest, contiguous Victorian neighborhood in the United States. Almost entirely built of red brick, with few exceptions, the city has the entire district protected as a much loved neighborhood; the BEST in Boston by far!! Bring your camera!! This building is in the west end of the South End, not too far from newly rebuilt Dudley Square. Large, new supermarket just 5 minutes walk towards Dudley Square. They sell it all there (international foods)! The name of the closest supermarket is Tropical Foods, a 5 minute walk away.
Some of the best public transportation in the country. In addition, services such as Uber, Lyft and lots of taxis and even Zipcar are right where we live.
This website is all you will need to learn about public transportation: http://www.mbta.com/ If this site blocks the url then type in : m b t a . c o m! Leave out the blank spaces.
There is a daytime construction happening across the street. Not much noise during the day and none at night. My building is very quiet and secure with 7 out of nine units being owner occupied.
by Arlene Vadum
"The South End is next to Boston’s Back Bay district, and close to Beacon Hill and downtown Boston. It extends from Massachusetts Avenue", (more recently east of Melnea Cass Boulevard), "on the west to Berkeley Avenue on the east, and north to south, from Columbus Avenue to Harrison Avenue. From its earliest years, the main commercial streets of the South End have been Washington Street, Tremont Street, and Columbus Avenue.
It’s hard to imagine that Boston’s trendy South End, with its brick and brownstone townhouses, tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, and community gardens, was originally a narrow strip of land, the Boston Neck, connecting Boston to Roxbury and surrounded by a tidal marsh. Prior to the 1840s, the area included only a few mansions, set in open fields. In the 1840s, however, because Beacon Hill and the downtown area were overcrowded, the city added land to the Neck by filling in the marshy areas with earth imported from Needham, Massachusetts, to form the area now called the South End.
In the 1850s, Charles Bulfinch, a renowned architect, created a plan for the newly enlarged region. The plan included building connected brick bow-front (bay window) townhouses, with iron railings and tiny gardens surrounded by iron fences, and scattering small green parks, often with a fountain in the middle, throughout the area. For the next fifteen years, the new South End became the fashionable place for well-to-do young families to build their homes. The houses they constructed reflect a variety of different architectural styles, which, along with many beautiful churches, add to the visual interest of the area.
In the 1870s, the exodus of these families from the South End began, prompted by a national financial crisis. Locally, less elegant houses that had been built on Columbus Avenue were repossessed by the banks and sold off at low prices, reducing property values throughout the South End. As a result, many of the well-to-do residents of the South End moved to the Back Bay, which had been filled in recently, or to the suburbs.
By the turn of the century, most of the original residents had moved out of the area and the private homes, where they had lived, were replaced by tenements and lodging-houses. Lodgers were attracted to the region from the countryside by the excitement of city life and by the availability of work. The South End also had a growing number of African-American residents whose music helped to make the area famous for its jazz clubs. During the 1940s, gays were drawn to the South End by the possibility of living discreetly in the many single-sex lodging-houses. Waves of different immigrant groups moved into the area as well. Those who stayed contributed to the diversity that still characterizes the South End today.
Photo of South End Boston by bradsearles on flickr By the 1960s, however, crime and poverty had overtaken the area, and its buildings and gardens were neglected and in physical decline. Nevertheless, considerable numbers of middle-class families and professionals, attracted by its urban location, began to move into the South End, restoring its Victorian townhouses. The South End Historical Society formed at this time to preserve the architecture and culture of this historic district. Because of the work of this organization, in 1973 the South End was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as “the largest urban Victorian neighborhood in the country” and named a Boston Landmark District in 1983.
When rent control ended in Boston in the 1990s, rising rents and increasing property taxes forced less affluent residents to leave the area. As a result, the neighborhood is increasingly evolving into an upper-middle-class community, with high rents and property values and a variety of commercial enterprises catering to this developing market. Nevertheless, the South End still retains some of its economic diversity because the region includes some housing for low-income residents. To this day, the South End is a place where people of differing financial circumstances, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual preference live as neighbors.
The South End’s ethnic diversity is reflected in the astounding choice of cuisines in its many fine restaurants, bars, and cafes – Indian, Ethiopian, French, Italian, Venezuelan, Thai, to name a few. The area now includes numerous trendy shops catering to the personal needs of people (clothing, home furnishings, specialty foods, salons, spas, even psychics) and their pets (a dog bakery). The SoWa district, on Harrison Avenue, is filled with art galleries and artists’ studios. The South End Open Market, also on Harrison Street, is where local artists and small businesses sell their wares on Sundays, from spring until fall. The South End is home to the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and the school for the Boston Ballet.
Visitors find it exhilarating to explore the main streets and back streets of this vibrant community. Here you will see people in the latest fashion trends, artists, gay and lesbian couples, parents pushing carriages or strollers, and everywhere people walking dogs. The brick sidewalks, the rows of brownstone and brick townhouses with their tiny gardens, the parks, the playgrounds, and the community gardens are a visual treat. The South End’s social and cultural life stimulate the intellect and nourish the spirit."
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