199 North Harvard Street
Continuum is a distinctive mixed-use development that is located near the intersection of the Harvard Square and North Allston neighborhoods at 199 North Harvard Street. Designed to promote a feeling of community, Continuum is one of the Boston area's most unique rental properties.
Two nine-story towers will house 325 apartments that range from studios to three-bedroom, two-bath plans. The studios are approximately 400 square feet, while the three-bedroom, two-bath apartment is approximately 1,000 square feet. One- and two-bedroom plans are also available, offering 600 and 800 square feet, respectively, and each featuring one bath.
On the ground floor, 35,000 square feet will be devoted to boutique retail space, known collectively as The Shops at Continuum. An open-air terrace will also be located on the ground floor.
The planned amenities at Continuum are numerous. Among the uncommon features are 24-hour concierge services, charging stations for electric vehicles and a communal living room for residents to gather or just relax. Underground parking spaces help protect residents from the uncertainties of Massachusetts weather. A game room, fitness center and cyber lounge will also be available for residents. Maintenance will be on-call 24 hours a day to ensure that residents receive prompt attention. Rooms are wheelchair-accessible to facilitate mobility, and furnished apartments are available for those who want them.
The neighborhood is rated as both "very walkable" and bicycle-friendly. Each apartment at Continuum will receive a secure bike parking space, and there will also be a bike-repair station in the building.
Residents at Continuum will have ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors whenever they wish. A lavish rooftop garden will offer spectacular views and the chance to make the most of sunny days. The professionally landscaped yard will give residents an opportunity to relax in the shade of one of the many trees planted on the site or take a leisurely stroll along the paths.
Interiors are designed to be restful as well as stylish. Neutral palettes mean that residents need not worry over whether the colors in their furnishings will clash. Most units will feature various shades of white, gray and brown. Wood floors are available in some units, and all apartments will feature a sleek, efficient kitchen with quality appliances.
All units have been designed to include plenty of oversized windows. With the drapes open, the interior will be bathed in natural light while residents take advantage of the wonderful views offered from each apartment.
Getting around will be easy for Continuum residents. The 66 and 86 bus, the 70 bus and Zip Car are each just steps away. The 86 and 77 bus and the Harvard Campus Shuttle are each less than one-tenth of a mile distant. Within a mile of Continuum are the Harvard MBTA Station and the Hubway. The community also offers convenient access to the Massachusetts Turnpike, Soldiers Field Road and Western Avenue.
The surrounding neighborhood is home to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment venues and shops. Many of these are within walking distance of Continuum, and some are literally just yards away.
Residents can find many ways to enjoy their leisure time in the manner they most desire without straying far from home. The bustle of Allston Square or Harvard Square is not far from Continuum. For those who prefer the outdoors, the Charles River is nearby as well as numerous parks, jogging trails and bike paths. The museums, concerts and special events hosted by Cambridge and downtown Boston are also quite accessible by car, bus or train.
Continuum is a smoke-free community. This restriction applies to all apartments and shops as well as all of the common areas. However, Continuum is extremely pet-friendly and welcomes dogs and cats, within the limits established by management. Generally, there can be no more than two pets in an apartment, and certain breeds of dogs may not be allowed.
Continuum has earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Certification requires achieving the mandatory number of points in a variety of categories, such as interior environmental quality, water efficiency and using sustainable building materials.
Living at this premier luxury establishment is easy, as residents have the joy of having luxury living, shops, restaurants, and other desirable amenities right on site. The building is home to a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment units. There are 325 total apartments in the building, which is also a mixed-use building that has a combination of residential units, shops, and eateries. This premier luxury building is a fine example of a repurposed modern living space, which is becoming more commonplace in and around the Boston area. A luxurious touch is apparent from the outside of this modern building, which is a perfect package of being modern, trendy, and convenient in many respects. The building offers a high quality of fine living, and it is close to public transit and Boston’s numerous attractions. The building features a multi-floor design with an array of apartments of all sizes distributed across the different floors.
From the surrounding vibrant neighborhood to the smallest quality details in each unit, there are many good reasons why people want to call this apartment building home. The well-located building is at the crossroads of two of Boston’s hippest communities, which are Harvard Square and North Allston. Both happening places are rife with nightlife, resources, and amenities in the form of cultural activities, good places to eat, shopping, and proximity to grocery stores and a bike path. From the apartment building, there are three bus stops that are less than a quarter mile away. Several markets, bars, and restaurants are also within walking distance.
Along with the numerous activities and attractions in the surrounding community, there are many amenities and features to take advantage of right on the apartment building’s property. On balmy summer days, one of the most popular places that residents like to spend time is the rooftop terrace. Spectacular bird’s eye views of the city are just the start of this lovely area, which also offers a bit of greenery and a chance for residents to relax and socialize. Other features that residents have access to is an around-the-clock concierge service, where a staff is ready and waiting to take care of emergency situations that develop. The apartment complex also has an underground parking lot that has parking available on a first-come basis. There are also additional outside parking spots for residents to use too, which are offered at a slightly lower rate. Residents who drive electric vehicles can also take advantage of the electric vehicle charging stations on the site. The apartment complex also has its own fitness center, which allows residents to get in a good full-body workout without having to leave the property. In addition to using the general gym, residents can sign up for fitness classes. Along with the gym, healthy living is also encouraged by the fact that the building has a non-smoking policy that applies to the common areas, residences, and shopping area. Walking the neighborhood is certainly encouraged, and people can store bicycles in a safe and secure location. Furthermore, each apartment unit comes with an individual parking space for a bicycle. In addition to the summertime rooftop terrace, rest and relaxation are considered year-round with places like the game room, which is an entertainment venue with a pool table and poker tables. The cyber lounge is an ideal place for conducting business outside of the office with high speed internet access and pleasant places to sit and work. There is also a large common area called the “Living Room,” where residents can sit and socialize in a large open room that is adorned with plenty of furnishings and decorations. Those who want to shop can take advantage of the first-level shops, which includes a variety of retail establishments, restaurants, and cafes housed in a 35,000 SF space. Residents with pets will appreciate the fact that the building has a pet-friendly policy. Pets are not only welcome, but they are also pampered and treated to luxury living with features like onsite pet care services and a dog wash.
Living here, people can choose to live in one of two residential towers. Each tower has its own unique design and decorations, but they both offer intimate living space and open designs. Some of the smallest units that the residential facility offers are studio apartments. For a price of $2,380 per month and up, people can get a studio apartment with a living room/dining room and a full bathroom, plus additional living space spanning 400 SF and more. Wooden floors and top-grade appliances and fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom are just a few of the apartment highlights. The apartments also have large windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding community. A trendy and modern design characterizes the apartments in this complex, which feature clean lines and minimalist modern furnishings. With a 400 SF studio apartment, one can get a unit that has a versatile living room area sized 15’9” x 10’10.” The living room has a roomy interior, along with several deeper corners and side areas that can easily hold additional pieces of furniture or be used to display personal decorations and mementos. The living room is an ideal place to put a daybed or futon, which leaves plenty of extra room for a television or video game console and a sofa or reclining chair for reading. Each apartment unit has its own washing machine and dryer, which in the studio is located near the bathroom. The living room leads to the kitchen, which is equipped for serious cooking with top-notch appliances and ample counter space for cooking, slicing, and dicing ingredients. A large bathroom with a stall shower is across from the kitchen, and it is complete with tile flooring and a vanity.
Starting at a price of $2,720, people can get a one-bedroom apartment with a full bedroom and bath totaling about 585 SF. The apartment has enviable features that make it suitable for living, sleeping, and entertaining. Upon walking through the front door, one arrives at the chic and trendy urban kitchen. The kitchen has an open-concept design with the appliances, cabinets, and counters along the perimeter and a marvelous center island that serves as an eating counter and food preparation space. The kitchen segues to a bright and versatile living room that is sized 12’2” x 12’. The living room has wooden floors and neutral tones, which makes it suitable for a wide range of furnishings and decorations. Hardwood floors continue into the adjacent bedroom, which is sized 12’2” x 10’9.” The bedroom benefits from a sizeable area that makes room for a full-size bed and other assorted pieces of furniture. With a large window at the back of the bedroom, one can wake up and fall asleep to inspiring views every day. The main bedroom leads to a pass-through walk-in closet, which opens on the far end to the full bathroom with a large vanity and a soaking tub. Completing the apartment is a washer/dryer unit by the front door, and a large coat closet with a door that faces the laundry room.
Upgrading to a multi-bedroom apartment, one can get a two-bedroom apartment with two bedrooms and a full bathroom for a price of about $3,695 per month. The price increases to about $5,320 per month for a three-bedroom apartment that has two full bathrooms. The two-bedroom apartments are quite popular for those needing a bit more space. With a two-bedroom apartment, people can also choose to add in additional amenities, such as a private patio or balcony. In a two-bedroom unit with a balcony, a door opens from the living room, which makes the apartment especially well-suited for spending leisurely evenings or hosting barbecues outside in the summer. The living room is also sun-filled and spacious, and it covers a total area of 13’7” x 13’7.” Along with the windows overlooking the patio, there is a second window along the wall that makes the living room even more welcoming. The stylish kitchen features a center island, and the two bedrooms, including a master suite, are located at the far end of the unit for privacy. The master bathroom has a stall shower, while the second full bathroom has a soaking tub with a combined shower. Windows in both bedrooms provide quality views.