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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Under Contract
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$ 1,175,000
285 Columbus Ave #706
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,180 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
Under Contract
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$ 1,175,000
285 Columbus Ave #706 | Boston, MA 02116
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2
1,180 s.f.
Rarely offered high floor, front facing 7th flr home with expansive views over the South End to the Blue Hills. Boutique loft style residences located on the corner of Columbus and Clarendon where the Back Bay meets the South End. European inspired design featuring wide plank Walnut HW floors, Wolf, Jenn-Air, and Grohe appliances and fixtures. Oversized, common roof deck with impressive views of Boston skyline, garage parking, and concierge available daily from 8:00AM - 6:00PM. A short walk to five star shopping/fine dining at Copley, The Prudential and Newbury Street. Need to get outside the city quick? Easily accessible to major highways and The Back Bay station (Acela high speed service to NYC) is conveniently located next door . Rental garage parking is available at preferential rate at adjacent Dartmouth Street Garage.
Under Contract
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$ 1,095,000
285 Columbus Ave #509
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,324 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
Under Contract
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$ 1,095,000
285 Columbus Ave #509 | Boston, MA 02116
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2
1,324 s.f.
Luxury loft style residences located on the corner of Columbus and Clarendon in the Back Bay. European inspired design . Concierge services, dual elevators , rooftop sun, common deck with breathtaking city views.This home offers an open floor plan, chef's kitchen with Wolf, Bosch and Sub Zero appliances, Master suite has a marble bath, walk in shower and a walk in closet in unit laundry and a full marble guest bath, high ceilings, abundant closet space, Walking distance to Copley Sq, Newbury St, Public Transportation, and top restaurants.
Under Contract
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$ 1,089,000
285 Columbus Ave #407
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,240 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
Under Contract
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$ 1,089,000
285 Columbus Ave #407 | Boston, MA 02116
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2
2
1,240 s.f.
Prime location where the elegant Back Bay meets the stylish South End. You will enjoy this South/front facing 2-bed/2-bath condo in pristine condition. This luxury loft with European-inspired design features open living/dining, beautiful wide-planked walnut floors, in-unit washer & dryer, high end appliances, a large master suite, and generous closet spaces. Every closet has been upgraded with California Closets. The building features include elevators, a common roof deck with spectacular skyline views, bicycle storage, front desk concierge, and an on-site building superintendent. Convenience abounds: just steps to the Back Bay Station, Copley Place, Prudential Center, John Hancock Tower, and Newbury Street. A short walk to many of the best restaurants in Boston. Walk Score at this property is 95 and Transit Score is 97.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 895,000
285 Columbus Ave #302
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,131 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 895,000
285 Columbus Ave #302 | Boston, MA 02116
Property Type
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2
1,131 s.f.
Luxurious Living at 285 Columbus Lofts. This 2 bed 2 bath home is in Pristine condition. Open living / dinning space has soaring ceiling height with open granite and stainless kitchen. The master bed has en suite bath with oversized shower. Great closet space thru out. Washer dryer, common roof terrace, concierge services, on site superintendent, bike storage and rental garage parking. Live where Back Bay meets the South End. Easy access to Mass Pike, 93, Back Bay Train Station
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 830,000
285 Columbus Ave #203
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 830,000
285 Columbus Ave #203 | Boston, MA 02116
Property Type
Beds
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Square Ft
Condo
2
2
1,011 s.f.
This loft style building is perfectly located between the city's two most sought after neighborhoods. Enjoy the charm of the Back Bay and the flavor of the South End just beyond your door. Easy access to the Mass Pike, 93, Back Bay Station, and the T. Luxury building offerings include concierge services, an on-site superintendent, bike storage, rental garage parking, and an expansive roof deck with panoramic views of the city skyline. Inside the 2 bedroom unit is an open living/dining concept with stainless and granite kitchen. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and en-suite bath with generous walk-in shower. An additional full bath and bedroom align the hallway. In-unit laundry, plentiful storage space, and central a/c complete this home. Unit is rented through June 2015
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 8,000
285 Columbus Ave #805
Boston, MA 02116
3 Bed / 2 Bath
1,578 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
Under Contract
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$ 8,000
285 Columbus Ave #805 | Boston, MA 02116
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3
2
1,578 s.f.
This spectacular, luxury corner PH loft features 3 bedrooms / 2 bedrooms + study and 2 specious bathrooms. This sun-drenched home has walls of windows, high ceilings and breathtaking city VIEWS. The chef’s kitchen offers high-end appliances and granite island with breakfast bar. Apartment amenities include hardwood floors, washer/dryer, spacious bathrooms and walk-in closet. Columbus Lofts is a luxury boutique building that offers part-time concierge, professional management, elevator and common roof deck.The apartment is offered for lease fully furnished. Parking available at 131 Dartmouth Garage for additional monthly charge.
Under Contract
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$ 4,800
285 Columbus Ave #503
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
Under Contract
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$ 4,800
285 Columbus Ave #503 | Boston, MA 02116
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2
1,011 s.f.
Where the Back Bay Meets the South End ... 285 Columbus Lofts. Luxury 2 bed 2 bath home with designer finishes. Open Kitchen / living area has B Bay views. Master bed has en suite bath. Washer dryer in unit, elevator, common roof terrace, concierge Services, on site superintendent & bike storage. Rental garage parking is available at extra cost and is not included in the rent. Easy access to Mass Pike, 93, Back Bay Station and the T. Sorry - no dogs.
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