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
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$ 1,175,000
285 Columbus Ave #706 | Boston, MA 02116
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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.
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$ 1,099,000
285 Columbus Ave #802
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,131 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
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$ 1,099,000
285 Columbus Ave #802 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,131 s.f.
RARELY available penthouse in young boutique building with doorman & spectacular top rated views. Gorgeously embedded where Back Bay meets South End. This 2bd 2ba home is ideally located steps to Back Bay Station which means you can be in NYC’s Penn Station in just a matter of steps door to door. Amtrak, Commuter line, Orange line, and all buses at your doorstep. Master suite, master bath, generous closets throughout, high end appliances & finishes, In-unit W/D, and high ceilings. Walking score is 95 and transit score is 97. Walk to many of Boston’s best restaurants, Hancock Tower, Newbury Street, and Copley. Walk indoors all the way through Copley to Mass Ave during the winter months. Huge common roof deck with amazing city views, dual elevators, and bicycle storage. Direct access to garage parking available for rent. Easy to show, move in condition
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$ 5,000
285 Columbus #206
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,180 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 5,000
285 Columbus #206 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,180 s.f.
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 INCLUDED. 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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$ 4,800
285 Columbus Ave #806
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,180 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 4,800
285 Columbus Ave #806 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,180 s.f.
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1. Rare opportunity to live on the FRONT-FACING, TOP FLOOR of this luxury loft style residence on the corner of Clarendon and Columbus. 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. Very loft-like European-inspired design with open living/dining, H/W floors, in-unit washer & dryer, high end appliances, and a magnificent view of the South End. 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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$ 4,200
285 Columbus ave #503
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 4,200
285 Columbus ave #503 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,011 s.f.
New construction luxury loft style residence located on the corner of Columbus and Clarendon where the Back Bay meets the South End. 2 bed 2 bath home features walnut hardwood floors throughout living room. European inspired design featuring Bosch, Jenn-Air, and Grohe appliances and fixtures. Garage Parking Available. Common roof deck and concierge. Within walking distance to Copley and Newbury Street, public transportation, and the city's top restaurants.
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$ 3,995
285 Columbus Avenue #203
Boston, MA 02116
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,011 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
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$ 3,995
285 Columbus Avenue #203 | Boston, MA 02116
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1,011 s.f.
Stunning luxury loft-style condo in one of South End's premiere concierge buildings, 285 Columbus. Located between Boston's top neighborhoods - the South End and Back Bay - this 2 bed, 2 full bath condo features a high end kitchen with designer finishes, stainless appliances, granite counters, sun filled open living and dining area, hardwood floors, and laundry in-unit. Master bed with walk-in closet and en-suite bath, second interior guest bed and full guest bathroom, in-unit laundry, and central A/C. This building also offers concierge, common roof deck with great views, bike storage, and rental garage parking (for additional cost). Heat, hot water and AC included. Tenant pays for electric to blow heating and cooling, and for all other individually metered utilities. Available August 1 (or possibly sooner). Perfect location, close to new Whole Foods, Newbury St shopping, and next-door to Back Back T stop (Orange line and Amtrak service), with easy access to all highways and airport.
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