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240 Sidney St.



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One of the newest luxury apartment developments in Cambridge is Chroma, which is located in trendy Cambridgeport. The development opened in 2015. This four-story building offers 101 beautiful apartment homes that feature some of the most in-demand amenities. Indeed, this development was designed with discerning Bostonians in mind, and every last feature has been carefully planned to ensure an unbeatable big-city living experience. If you need housing in Cambridge, this is a worthwhile option to consider.


There's virtually no way for an upscale apartment development in Boston to attract tenants without offering a large array of amenities and services. This building doesn't buck the trend at all. For starters, it has a nicely landscaped courtyard with comfortable seating where residents can get fresh air on nice days. The rooftop lounge offers pleasant views of Cambridge and is a great place to hang out with friends.

A club room with a full-service kitchen offers a convenient place for indoor get-togethers. There's also a game room where residents can play cards, board games and other games. The 24-hour fitness center includes everything you need to stay in great shape. Dogs and cats are welcome, and there is a two-pet limit per residence. The development caters to pet owners with its "groom room," where residents can bathe their pets.


Apartments here are fairly roomy, and they all have airy, open floor plans. Studios offer around 500 square feet of space. One-bedroom units offer 550 to 850 square feet, and two-bedroom apartments offer 850 to 950. Sprawling three-bedroom units afford you two bathrooms and around 1,200 square feet of space.

You're sure to love the thoughtful design features that are included in apartment homes at this popular Cambridge development. They all include nine-foot-high ceilings, in-unit washers and dryers and walk-in closets. Wood-style plank floors lend these apartments a chic, contemporary look. Kitchens boast recycled glass counters, mosaic glass tile backsplashes, European-style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. In the bathrooms, you'll find ceramic tile showers and bathtubs.

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This luxury apartment building enjoys a prominent location on Sidney Street. It has a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units that vary in size and price to accommodate everyone’s needs and lifestyles. The apartment building offers a good combination of living space and proximity to some of the most desirable attractions in Cambridge. Stylish living is apparent with a first glance at this building, which offers a stately courtyard complete with designer landscaping, walkways, benches, and unique sculptures and architectural designs. The building is a mid-rise facility that has a modern façade with clean lines and large windows in each apartment. From here, it is easy to walk to Central Square, the BU Bridge, MIT, and Kendall Square. Designer finishes in each apartment adds a glamourous touch, and a large package of luxury amenities, such as stainless steel appliances, in-unit washing machines and dryers, energy efficient lighting and more come standard with an apartment of any size.

With a mix of common areas and private residences, this building brings the essence of luxurious daily living to all aspects of life. There is a Fit Zone gym at the facility that has brand-new workout machines, including aerobic machines like treadmills, bikes and ellipticals, as well as weights. Healthy living and self-propelled transportation is encouraged in this bike and pedestrian-friendly community. Residents who want to have their bikes on hand can keep them stored safely onsite at the covered bike parking garage. There are also bicycles ready and waiting for residents who want to tour the surrounding area on two wheels. Residents can also make use of a bicycle repair station when necessary. Similarly, there is a garage onsite where residents can keep their cars, which they can use for an additional parking fee. The garage also has an electric car charging station. Several Zipcars are available for tenants to use if they don’t want to keep their car at the building but still want to run errands or take off for the occasional adventure. Pets are welcome to live at this apartment building too, and there are even additional pet care services, including walking, bathing, and grooming, that residents have access to when they arrive. From the building it is just a few minutes’ walk to popular grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Other notable attractions are close by too, including recreational areas like the Charles River and Magazine Beach Park. Commuting to work, school, or Boston is simple thanks to the accessibility of multiple bus routes, the MBTA Green Line, and the MBTA Red Line, which are located within several blocks. Relaxation is encouraged through multiple indoor and outdoor common areas, including the beautiful community gardens, which are especially dazzling in the spring and summer. There is a sleek lounge where residents can hang out by the fire, play pool, or catch up with neighbors throughout the day. With a complete entertainment system, this club lounge is also a popular place to catch a big sports game.

With an array of features designed for both style and comfort, residents will feel well cared-for when they move into their new homes. Some of the standout amenities one can enjoy here are kitchens outfitted with custom European-style cabinets, energy-efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures, wood floors, and premium stainless steel appliances. Low-flow plumbing fixtures are located in the bathrooms as well. The bathrooms are accented with attractive ceramic tile around the tub and shower areas, and walk-in closets in the bedrooms provide ample room for storage. All apartments benefit from high ceilings and oversized windows, which lookout to some of the most iconic sites and landmarks in Cambridge. The units in this building also contain in-house laundry facilities.

Depending on which type of apartment people choose to get, they’ll pay a different price and have varying amounts of living and storage space. The studio apartments will provide a living space of anywhere from 484 SF to 493 SF. The one-bedroom units start at a size of 562 SF and go up to 752 SF. Two-bedroom apartments range from 846 SF to 936 SF. The largest units are the three-bedroom apartments, which are sized between 1,182 SF and 1,230 SF. In these apartments, residents will get three private bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

In a 493 SF studio apartment, the largest room is the living room, which covers a total area of 12’2 x 20’9.” The living room is strategically designed with a combination of an open center that is conducive to social activities and gatherings, as well as several semi-private spaces that can be used for quieter activities like reading, working or studying, and sleeping. The versatile combination of hardwood floors and soft white walls makes it easy to put in any combination of decorative pieces and furniture. With an oversized window casting sunlight in the room, it is also a perfect place to put decorative potted plants. The studio apartments have enclosed kitchens with stainless steel appliances. The stacked washer and dryer units are next to the kitchen, while the spacious luxury bathroom, which has attractive tile accents and a glass-door shower, is down the hall.

Increasing in size to a 600 SF unit, residents will get a bedroom that is 10’10” x 11’ and a living room that is 12’2” x 19’1.” An apartment of this size has hardwood flooring in the kitchen and living room, as well as soft wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedroom. The living room has ample space to put in an inviting café-style gathering scene with a sofa and a small decorative table. A television, desk, or media center are other options for completing the living room. The living room is open to the kitchen, where a sleek breakfast bar adds visual appeal and provides a nice place for people to sit and eat. A dividing wall separates the island from the appliances in the kitchen, which enhances its visual appeal. The kitchen has lovely granite counters, which are both sturdy and luxurious. A microwave and unobtrusive lighting are other highlights of the kitchen. The main bath is adjacent to the kitchen, and it is accessible through the bedroom as well. The bathroom is modern and stylish with premier fixtures and a standard-size combined bathtub and shower. Like the living room, the bedroom has a large window from which residents can admire pleasant views of Cambridge. The bedroom is big enough for a full-size bed and other standard pieces of furniture like a dresser and a nightstand.

With a 895 SF two-bedroom unit, a resident will get two lovely bathrooms, two bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a living room for the main living areas. There are also several closets for storage and an in-unit washing machine and dryer. The master bedroom has dimensions of 12’ x 11’2,” which includes a spacious sleeping area and a large closet that has bars to hang shirts, coats, and ties, as well as overhead racks that can be used for storing footwear, sweaters, and more. This bedroom has access to a full bath with a stall shower surrounded by glass. The second bedroom is on the other side of the living room, which appears even more spacious with views out of the oversized window. The living room connects to the modern kitchen that has an island and new appliances. A long corner that extends off the kitchen is perfectly sized for placing an apartment-size dining room table. The second bathroom and laundry facilities are behind the kitchen.

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