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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$ 999,000
285 Columbus Ave #703
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
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285 Columbus Ave #703 | Boston, MA 02116
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Pristine 7th floor two bedroom/two bathroom condominium with beautiful views of the City in one of the most convenient and accessible areas, where Back Bay meets the South End. This European-inspired luxury unit was designed by the renowned Gregor Cann of Cann Design. Features include gleaming wide-planked walnut floors, an open living and dining area, Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf range, wall oven, and Bosch dishwasher, as well as full sized washer and dryer. Spacious master suite with spa-like master bath and several closets throughout with custom shelving makes this unit a must see! This luxury building features front desk concierge, a stunning roof deck with amazing views, elevators, bicycle storage, and an on-site building superintendent. Just steps to the Back Bay Station, fabulous restaurants, shopping, Copley Place, Prudential Center, Museums and more! Walk indoors all the way through Copley to Mass Ave during the winter months. Walking score is 95 and transit score is 97.
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$ 995,000
285 Columbus Ave #503
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
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$ 995,000
285 Columbus Ave #503 | Boston, MA 02116
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Hard to find bright and sunny 2 bed, 2 bath at desirable Columbus Lofts, this luxury loft style residence is located on the corner of Columbus and Clarendon in the Back Bay. European inspired design featuring Wolf, Jenn-Air, and Grohe appliances and fixtures. Large master bedroom with walk in closet. In unit washer/dryer. Common roof deck, 1 garage parking deeded rental spot and additional large deeded storage unit in basement available for purchase, bike storage, concierge and on site building superintendent. Where the Back Bay meets the South End, within walking distance to Copley and Newbury Street, public transportation, and the city's top restaurants.
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$ 732,500
285 Columbus Ave #604
Boston, MA 02116
1 Bed / 1 Bath
753 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
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$ 732,500
285 Columbus Ave #604 | Boston, MA 02116
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753 s.f.
Prime South End location! Sunny luxury loft style residences located by the corner of Columbus and Clarendon. Easy access within the building to garage parking which is available for rent. This 1 bedroom 1 bath residence has been freshly painted and has sparkling floors. It comes with a European inspired design featuring an open floor plan, beautiful kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. large windows, good size bedroom with walk-in organizer closet, and attractive large bathroom with 6 ft walk-in shower. Convenient in-unit washer & dryer. Good closet space within the unit but also a large storage compartment in the basement. Building features elevators, bicycle storage, a tremendous common roof deck , concierge, on-site building superintendent. Steps to the Back Bay station, Copley Place, Prudential Center, John Hancock Tower, easy access to highway, shopping & restaurants! This residence has it all, see it!
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$ 5,600
285 Columbus Ave #709
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,324 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 5,600
285 Columbus Ave #709 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,324 s.f.
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. Great Location!
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$ 5,300
285 Columbus Ave #607
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,253 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 5,300
285 Columbus Ave #607 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,253 s.f.
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1. Prime location where the elegant Back Bay meets the stylish South End. South/front facing 2-bed/2-bath rental condo in a well-appointed luxury building with a great view of the South End. Very loft-like European-inspired design with open living/dining, H/W floors, in-unit washer & dryer, high end appliances, a large master suite, and generous closet spaces. Building features include an elevator, a common roof deck with spectacular skyline views, bicycle storage, front desk concierge, and an on-site building superintendent. Just steps to the Back Bay Station, Copley Place, Prudential Center, John Hancock Tower, Newbury Street, and the Liberty Mutual headquarters. A short walk to many of the best restaurants in Boston. Walk Score at this property is 95 and Transit Score is 97.
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