Built in 1914, 485 Harrison Lofts were converted into 41 condos in 2004. Many of the lofts in the building feature high ceilings, large windows, exposed brick and duct work and open floor plans. The condos range in size from 1 bedroom with 800 square feet to 2 bedrooms with 1,800+ square feet. 485 Harrison Lofts is a professionally managed, elevator building in the heart of SoWa (South of Washington). The building has a roof terrace with panoramic views and direct-access garage parking. This is a pet friendly building. 485 Harrison Lofts is located across the street from the Boston Sports Club and popular South End restaurants such as The Buttery, Gaslight, Stella and Boston Chops.
SoWa was known for decades as a mill and warehouse district where pianos, canned goods, shoes and other merchandise were manufactured. 485 Harrison Lofts rich tradition fits well with the emergence of the surrounding SoWa District. SoWa is home to some of the city’s best boutiques, galleries, restaurants and open markets. From May to October, SoWa has open markets each Sunday with local artisans, food trucks and extensive farmer’s market. SoWa is home to hundreds of art studios and has a long-standing tradition called First Fridays, where studio owners open their doors on the first Friday of every month to welcome neighbors.
SoWa is an area in the South End neighborhood. The South End was built on the filled tidal flats during the mid-1800s. The neighborhood was designed to attract the wealth merchant class, with large Victorian townhouses surrounding park squares. At the turn of the century, wealthier Bostonians chose neighboring Back Bay instead of the South End, opening the area to a diverse working class. The signature South End townhouses were carved into apartments and lodging houses. In the 1950s, the South End was selected as an urban renewal area, with scattered affordable housing developments constructed throughout the neighborhood. The area began to be revitalized by an influx of young professionals moving to the neighborhood, restoring the housing stock and turning many of the units into larger apartments, condominiums, and single family homes. The area’s commercial centers run along Massachusetts Avenue, Tremont Street and Washington Street and serves increasingly diverse populations. Popular upscale restaurants and art galleries have added to the area’s unique character.
The MBTA’s Silver Line, the Massachusetts TurnPike and Interstate 93 are easily accessible from 485 Harrison Lofts.
2 bedroom sold in 485 Harrison Lofts Average sold price - $955,429 ($683 / sqft)
|3.509||$1,225,000||2 / 2 / 0||1,386||07/24/2015||$884/SF|
|409||$1,103,000||2 / 2 / 0||1,388||06/11/2015||$795/SF|
|501||$990,000||2 / 1 / 0||1,417||07/15/2016||$699/SF|
|403||$930,000||2 / 2 / 0||1,801||04/26/2013||$516/SF|
|508||$930,000||2 / 2 / 0||1,233||05/31/2013||$754/SF|
|203||$775,000||2 / 1 / 0||1,279||08/14/2015||$606/SF|
|509||$735,000||2 / 2 / 0||1,386||01/07/2013||$530/SF|
1 bedroom sold in 485 Harrison Lofts Average sold price - $525,600 ($465 / sqft)
|204||$712,000||1 / 1 / 0||1,178||10/30/2014||$604/SF|
|205||$572,000||1 / 1 / 0||984||07/21/2014||$581/SF|
|401||$500,000||1 / 1 / 0||1,403||01/16/2012||$356/SF|
|303||$445,000||1 / 1 / 0||1,318||01/23/2012||$338/SF|
|201||$399,000||1 / 1 / 0||900||09/07/2012||$443/SF|