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Architects Own Loft: Sleek and Refined Home Featured on Hgtv and Abc

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Last updated: 11/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boston apartment description

The apartment was renovated five years ago as the architects own home.
After completion it was featured in several magazines and books for design excellence and inovative use of space, It was also featured on a television episode of HGTV's 'small space big style' and on ABC's sweet retreats.

The unit is loft style, very modern and sleek yet comfortable. European appliances and hardware was used throughout as well as extensive use of custom built ins and architect designed details and lighting. The rooms are decorated with fine contemporary furnishings and the architects own art collection.

The apartment is located in a small historic brownstone owned and renovated by the owner, it is one of four units in a quiet and well maintained private building.

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One special feature is the bedrooms floor to ceiling wall of glass and steel overlooking a private walled in bamboo grove and patio, an unexpected surprise in a victorian brownstone

The building is located just steps away from some of the cities most acclaimed restaurants, shops and cafes.
(The South End has become THE city'sdining destination ) Boston Medical Center and The BU Medical School are also just at the end of our block.

Copley Square, Newberry Street and The Back Bay / Prudential Center, and Symphony Hall is just a 15 min walk from the apartment.

The waterfront, Harvard square, MIT and BU, South Station, The museums, all the major Hospitals and universities, almost all Boston has to offer is a very short bus or subway ride away. An MBTA Silver line stop is 1/2 block, The Orange and Green Subway lines are both 10-15 min walks from our front door. A new tunnel brings drivers to Logan International Airport in less then 15 mins. Credit Cards Accepted

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • sunny and spacious bedroom with an entire glass and steel wall overlooking a private bamboo courtyard and patio with fountain one story below. Luxe Tempurdedic mattress with fluffy feather top!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • sunny zen like bathroom with granite details overlooking bamboo grove

          Other Amenities

              • This is the owners own apartment so its very well furnished and provides all one could need. Small, sleek, upscale, modern and luxurious urbanism is the theme....moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                over 200 cable chanels...moreless


              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    @ $20.00 per day (free parking month of july)...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    sleek and spacious euro kitchen custom designed by the architect...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    private cobblestone courtyard and garden with bamboo grove ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 8 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving Special
                      Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2014
                      6 night min stay

                      Boston Marathon
                      Apr 18 - Apr 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Month of July Special
                      Jul 1 - Aug 1, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • cleaning fee $75
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Included


                      Master Card and Visa debit and credit card Accepted

                      JULY SPECIAL : one free night per week for guest staying 3 or 4 full weeks ( $940 discount for a 4 week stay)

                      one free night for guest staying two full weeks ( $230 discount)

                      * further discount available for a four week rental ( july 5- august 2 only)

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                      Last updated: 11/07/2014
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                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      logan international
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      waterfront / boston harbor
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Franklin Park or Quincy
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      expressway and mass. turnpike
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      blue hills
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      south boston

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The South End is one of Bostons most popular, energetic, and dynamic urban neighborhoods and a National Historic Landmark District.

                      The area is adjacent to Back Bay and Copley Square, Prudential Center, China Town and Financial District, and the Fenway / Symphony areas (all within a 10-15 min walk).

                      Besides being a distinctive historic residential district, the neighborhood has become one of the cities top dining destinations featuring over 100 restaurants, cafes, food shops and bakeries; In addition, numerous art galleries, small private shops and its historic architecture located on tree lined squares draw people to the South End.

                      The South End is the largest Victorian Row House District in the United States and was developed just before the civil war as Bostons premier neighborhood. By the 50's and 60's The South End fell into serious decay but as early as 1970 its come back started attracting many artists, intelectuals and students. In the 1980's The South End started to become a dining and shopping destination introducing it to main stream Bostonians and its tourists, Today The South End is one of the most expensive and desirable residential and commercial neighborhoods in the city yet maintains its young, diverse and energetic atmosphere.

                      ***south end historic district.


                      Owner info

                      About the owner: architect and designer in Boston MA USA

                      Why the Owner Chose Boston:
                      Elegant and stylish yet comfortable in top location. ****take $300. off per week in july due to cancellation

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      wonderful location walking distance to all historic and cultural sites, thoughtfully designed townhouse with parking and garden.

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                      Speaks: english


                      • kitchen and foyer

                        kitchen and foyer

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • gallery


                      • kitchen built ins

                        kitchen built ins

                      • wall of glass overlooking garden in bedroom

                        wall of glass overlooking garden in bedroom

                      • exterior of the house, built 1860

                        exterior of the house, built 1860

                      • the bedroom overlooks walled garden below with fountain

                        the bedroom overlooks walled garden below with fountain

                      • floor plan

                        floor plan

                      • south end rooftops overlook The Back Bay

                        south end rooftops overlook The Back Bay

                      • the famous flour bakery is just 1/2 block away

                        the famous flour bakery is just 1/2 block away

                      • south end weekend markets, 4 blocks away

                        south end weekend markets, 4 blocks away

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • kitchen


                      • kitchen


                      • living room

                        living room

                      • our block in spring

                        our block in spring

                      • the south end's famous stoops (front steps)

                        the south end's famous stoops (front steps)

                      • The financial district and Waterfront are within walking distance

                        The financial district and Waterfront are within walking distance

                      • shop windows 1 block away

                        shop windows 1 block away

                      • south end cafes, 1 block away

                        south end cafes, 1 block away

                      $173 - $329 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 11/07/14
                      Minimum stay: 6-30 nights
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