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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$ 1,399,000
285 Columbus Ave #609
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,324 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
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285 Columbus Ave #609 | Boston, MA 02116
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Prime location. You will enjoy this exquisite South/front facing 2-bed/2-bath condo in pristine condition with spectacular views. 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 upgraded closet spaces. This stunning condo was thoughtfully designed by the noted Gregor Cann of Cann Design. Improvements too numerous to list. The building features include elevators, a common roof deck, 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.
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$ 1,150,000
285 Columbus Ave #406
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,180 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
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$ 1,150,000
285 Columbus Ave #406 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,180 s.f.
Rarely available 2 bed / 2 bath front facing home located on the corner of Columbus & Clarendon where the Back Bay meets the South End. Open living/dining room w/high ceilings, wide plank Walnut HW floors and wall of windows with southern exposure. Contemporary kitchen with SS appliances, Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bath. 2nd bedroom also makes perfect study or media room. In-unit laundry, Central air, 1 garage parking & an additional large deeded storage unit complete this perfect home. The Columbus Lofts is a luxury, boutique full service building converted in 2008 that has European-inspired design finishes throughout. Other building features include: elevators, a common roof deck with amazing city skyline views, bicycle storage, front desk concierge, & on-site superintendent. A short walk to shopping/fine dining at Copley, The Prudential and Newbury Street. Easy access to the Mass Pike, 93, Back Bay Station, & the T. 1st Showings - Sun, March 20th 11:30-1pm
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$ 995,000
285 Columbus Ave #503
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 1/1 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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1,011 s.f.
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. FIRST SHOWINGS WILL BE AT THE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 1ST FROM 1:00-3:00
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$ 5,300
285 Columbus Ave #706
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,180 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 5,300
285 Columbus Ave #706 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,180 s.f.
Immaculate South Facing 7th Floor 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo with Panoramic Views of the City, Custom Kitchen Features Wolf, Sub Zero & GE Appliances, Granite and New Tile Backsplash, Open Floor Plan, Master Bedroom with en-Suite Bath and Custom Closet, Hardwood Flooring, Central Air, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Boutique Building Offers Concierge, Elevator and Spectacular Common Roof Deck for Entertaining. Direct Access to Garage Parking Available to Rent, Located in Back Bay on the Corner of Columbus and Clarendon, Steps to Back Bay Station. A Must See!
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