285 Columbus Lofts

285 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Boston Neighborhood: Back Bay
Status: Construction Complete (Resale Only)
Number of Units: 63
Price Range: $585,000 – $1,500,000
Concierge Building: Yes

Description: Rehabilitation by Boston Residential Group of the former American Red Cross building (originally constructed, and called the Earle Building, in 1924 of brick and reinforced concrete in the Classic Revival style) on the border between the Back Bay and the South End, adds 63 loft-style condos to Columbus Avenue in a development called 285 Columbus Lofts.

The 63 lofts range in size from 753 to 1,579 square feet, and in price from the high $500′s to $1,500,000+. The development is served by two elevators and a concierge on duty seven days per week. Kitchens are entirely custom, and are designed by Rosario, who did such local Boston projects as Atelier 505 and the Residences at the InterContinental. 285 Columbus Lofts will house the following types of units:

  • One-bedroom one-bathroom (750-900 square feet)
  • One-bedroom plus a study, and two-bedroom two-bathroom (1000-1300 square feet)
  • Two-bedroom plus a study two-bathroom (1500+ square feet) – note, one per floor

Views from units are influenced by both floor level and position (marked by unit type) within the building. There are nine (9) different unit types. Unit types 1 – 3 overlook the Back Bay T Stop and Bus Station, unit type 4 faces northwest and offers views overlooking Clarendon Avenue and partially the Back Bay T Stop and Bus Station, unit type 5 is the corner unit in the building boasting panoramic views over both Clarendon Street and Columbus Avenue and the South End, and unit types 6 – 9 overlook Columbus Avenue and will offer the best sunlight in the building with views of the adjacent South End. Examples of unit pricing include the following.

  • $575,000 – one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 873 square feet ($659 per square foot) on the 4th floor, a unit type 1 on the northwest side of the building overlooking the Back Bay T Stop with some views of the John Hancock Tower.
  • $775,500 – two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,121 square feet ($691 per square foot) on the 3rd floor, a unit type 2 on the northwest side of the building overlooking the Back Bay T Stop with some views of the John Hancock Tower.
  • $1,060,500 – two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,339 square feet ($792 per square foot) on the 4th floor, a unit type 9 on the southeast side of the building overlooking Columbus Avenue with southeasterly views over the South End.
  • $1,545,500 – two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,578 square feet ($979 per square foot) on the 8th (top) floor, a unit type 5 on the corner of the building offering panoramic east to west downtown city views of the John Hancock Tower and the Financial District in the background.

Living spaces are high-end, with European finishes, walnut woods, and the use of top of the line appliances and fixtures such as Wolf, Sub-Zero, Bosch, Grohe, Toto, Ann Sacks, and Porcher. Lofts are accompanied by garage parking (discounted long-term lease), a common roof deck, and extra storage, along with a 9,000 square foot restaurant on the ground floor.

285 Columbus Lofts for Sale & Rent

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285 Columbus Ave #709
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,324 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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285 Columbus Ave #709 | Boston, MA 02116
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Pristine Southeast Facing 7th Floor 2 Bed 2 Bath Designer Condo w/ Panoramic Views of the City-Located in Back Bay on the Corner of Columbus and Clarendon. Unit Offers Open Floor Plan,Central AC,California Closets, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Custom Window Treatments, Custom Kitchen w/ Center Island, Wolf, Sub Zero & Grohe appliances and fixtures, Boutique Building Offers Concierge, Elevator & Amazing Common Roof Deck for Entertaining. Rental garage parking available for 340 a mo. - Great Location!
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$ 5,300
285 Columbus #206
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,180 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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285 Columbus #206 | Boston, MA 02116
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Newer construction 2 bed in prime Back Bay/South End location. Open living/dining room with high ceilings, hardwood floors and wall of windows with southern exposure. Contemporary kitchen with Wolf, Jenn-Air & Ghohe appliances. Large master bedroom with custom walk-in closet and en-suite bath. 2nd bedroom also makes perfect study or media room. In-unit laundry, central air and 1 garage parking. Concierge building with elevator and common roofdeck with Back Bay & South End views. Steps to Copley Square and the best dining & shopping in the South End.
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$ 4,900
285 Columbus Avenue #602
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,121 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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285 Columbus Avenue #602 | Boston, MA 02116
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Rarely available 2BR/2Bath at 285 Columbus Lofts, located in the Back Bay steps from Copley Square, Newbury Street, and the city's top restaurants. Spacious open layout with high ceilings, expansive wall of windows, European inspired design featuring Wolf, Jenn-Air, and Grohe appliances and fixtures. Enjoy 360 views from the common roof deck, rental parking is available, bike storage on site and concierge makes this a perfect home! Available Now.
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285 Columbus Ave #203
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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285 Columbus Ave #203 | Boston, MA 02116
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Opportunity to rent in prestigious building, perfectly situated at the intersection of the Back Bay & South End. Just steps from Copley & Newbury St. this 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo is located in a boutique luxury building with elevator & concierge. Features include: European-style kitchen, luxurious baths, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, and an expansive common roof deck with dynamic city views. A commuter's dream with the Back Bay T station and Amtrak just around the corner. A perfect place to call home. Rental garage parking available. Sorry building does not allow students.
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