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300 Harrison Avenue


South End

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The Latest in Contemporary Living: Boston's Ink Block South End Apartments and Condos

Ink Block South End in Boston is a brand new concept in community living that debuted in March 2015. Located on the historic 6 acres previously occupied by the Boston Herald, the Ink Block is a combination of three themed apartment buildings and a luxury condo complex atop an eclectic collection of ground floor shops. The green design, mixed-use concept and revolutionary design of the complex prioritize environmental sustainability and a holistic lifestyle.

LEED and Energy Star Compliance for Sustainability

The construction complies with LEED Gold standards for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design. Ink Block South End incorporates renewable building and finishing materials from the surrounding Northeast region. Super-efficient Energy Star appliances in every unit, a charging facility for electric autos and curbside recycling all add to the green ambiance of the Boston Ink Block.

Amenities Support Healthy Lifestyles

The amenities you'll enjoy as an Ink Block resident are numerous, ranging from the skyline pool to pet grooming. Also on-site, you'll find a fully equipped fitness center, pet playgrounds and gardens. Concierge services like car detailing and dry cleaning delivery add convenience to your agenda. A clubroom with a kitchen provides the perfect place for parties. Park your bicycle securely for healthy commuting, or grab a two-wheeled ride from the in-house Hubway.

Located within easy access of I-90 and I-91, Boston's hottest new community is convenient for drivers. Access to MBTA transportation is close by, so if you are a Red, Green or Silver line rider, you're covered.

The Ink Block innovators have literally thought of everything for the health and comfort of their tenants. The complex is wired for Wi-Fi in all of its common areas.

Another really fabulous perk is the huge Whole Foods Market. You won't have to go out into the weather to get high quality, organic food supplies. The same goes for parking. Slot your ride in the connected garage and you're home free.

When you walk into the lobby of 1 Ink, be prepared for something different. National Development, the firm responsible for this ultra contemporary complex, set out to honor the original tenant with edgy, newsroom-like decor. A boxcar dominates the sleek, urban space while press-clipping wall art, pixelated illustrations and oversized lamps help set the scene. An open kitchen area and casual seating groups invite tenants and visitors to relax and delve into the eclectic communal experience.

Ground-Floor Merchants Offer Goods and Services

More than 85,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor supports the Ink Block South End development with the convenience of in-house goods and services. From groceries to gourmet restaurants, merchants provide an array of culinary, recreational and shopping experiences just steps away from home. The flagship store, Whole Foods, features the grocery chain's first Spa within its vast 50,000 square foot retail space. South End Buttery, B & G Oysters Ltd, pubs and other eclectic shops mix in with art galleries, coffee shops and bistros on the ground floor of the Ink Block complex.

Three Themed Buildings with Distinctive Vibes

More than 400 residences make up the Boston Ink Block South End rental properties, and they are divided into three adjoining complexes: 1 Ink, 2 Ink and 3 Ink. High ceilings and generous windows with city vistas add airy ambiance to every apartment. Sepia at Ink Block South End, located just next door, offers condominiums for sale. Sepia condos represent the most luxurious accommodations in the complex.

1 Ink: sunlit spaces

1 Ink, facing Herald Street at the junction of Harrison Avenue, is an eight-story high-rise apartment complex. It features spacious living quarters and huge floor to ceiling windows. The flood of natural light and the vibrance of city skyline views bring the best of Boston into your daily life.

Efficient use of space plus sleek, seamless designs give kitchens and baths savvy, upscale flair. With roomy 12 by 11-foot bedrooms, walk-in closets and adjoining baths, the apartments of 1 Ink achieve a Zen-like balance of luxury and affordability that you're sure to appreciate.

2 Ink: industrial chic

Black lacquer cabinetry, vivid color contrasts and sophisticated, streamlined accents welcome apartment dwellers to 2 Ink. Four floors offer you a wealth of options in comfortable urban living.

Studio floor plans are open, maximizing square footage. One-bedroom units feature fully equipped kitchens with island seating. Deluxe apartments offer a bonus room for use as a den or home office. Apartments with two and three bedrooms provide space for couples and families. Find the unit that fits your lifestyle, and you will feel right at home.

3 Ink: warmth and functionality

Blonde wood cabinetry strikes a stunning contrast with darker-toned floors in the functionally outfitted, warmly welcoming units of 3 Ink. The luxury of quartz countertops sets the tone for understated elegance. Full kitchens with center island seating open directly to the great rooms, which are spacious 12 by 18-foot lairs.

You will find five floors and several floor plans to choose from in 3 Ink. Light-washed rooms with city views provide the sense of peaceful solitude you need to keep your busy life in balance. Indulge your gourmet tendencies in your convenient yet complete kitchen. Kick back with your favorite shows at the end of a long day. In moments, you'll be safely ensconced in your own inner world.

Sepia Condominiums

Slated for completion in fall 2015, the Sepia building is located next to the 3 Ink apartment complex. It houses 83 luxury condos with distinctively upscale features. Hardwood floors polished to a rich luster, luxurious wool carpeting in expansive bedrooms and quartz kitchen countertops incorporate natural, sustainable materials. Gracious living space surrounds you with an aura of richesse.

Custom-style lighting, glowing stainless steel appliances and glass shower enclosures reflect an enlightened, airy design theme that soothes your senses after stressful days. Open floor plans create spacious areas for entertaining while large, ensuite bedrooms encourage relaxation in your private spaces.

Sleek lines and contemporary designs characterize Sepia residences. European-style smooth-faced cabinets confer a sense of uncluttered calm in the open kitchen while roomy wood cupboards provide elegant storage space in the baths.

Sepia community amenities include a fitness center, a secure electronic access system and a climate-controlled storage area. Whole Foods is located on the street level. The skyline roof deck, complete with plush seating and a gas grill, invites entertaining.

Sepia condos radiate the welcoming, all-inclusive vibe that weaves together all three Ink Block themes to strike a unified chord. Privacy, community and a sense of city sophistication highlight the distinctly unique ambiance of the Ink Block.

Affordable Luxury

The rent for an Ink Block South End apartment in either 1 Ink, 2 Ink or 3 Ink ranges from approximately $2500 for a studio unit to $5800 for a three-bedroom, two-bath flat. The monthly parking garage fee is slightly more than $300.

The cost for Sepia Boston condos averages about $1000 per square foot. The complete price for a Sepia residence ranges from $459,000 to more than $2 million.

Finding the right condo to buy in a competitive real estate market like Boston’s is easier said than done. If you have narrowed your search down to the South End and are looking for luxury-style condos, you should take a look at Ink Block. This sprawling mixed-use development offers an array of luxury condos with sprawling floorplans and tons of great features. Although there are more than 150 units in this building, they are in very high demand and not so easy to acquire. Connect with Boston City Properties to increase the odds of securing a terrific condo in this building.

The Basics

Located on the site of the former Boston Herald headquarters, Ink Block is one of the best-known mixed-use developments in the South End. The condos here are being introduced in two phases, and the Sepia condos have been available for some time. There are 160 condo homes in this development, which also includes more than 85,000 square feet of retail and tons of services and amenities. Built in 2015, the building is truly state of the art and was designed with sustainability in mind.


Because it is part of the massive Ink Block development, this condo building offers a vast array of compelling amenities and services to residents. The premises are staffed by a 24/7 concierge, and a rooftop pool is a popular place to hang out and catch some rays on nice summer days. There is also a resident lounge and a well-equipped fitness center with top-notch cardio and strength-training equipment. Residents can avail themselves of secure underground garage parking on the premises, so if you own a car, you won’t have to stress out about securing parking for it.

Condo Options and Features

As befits a luxury condo development that was built just a few years ago, Sepia at Ink Block offers roomy, well-appointed condos that include some of today’s most in-demand features. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to take in amazing views of the surrounding area while allowing in plenty of natural light. All units in this building have their own washers and dryers, so there’s no need to drag the dirty clothes to a facility. These units feature elegant, top-quality hardwood flooring throughout, and they boast gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

Condos here vary in terms of layout, configuration and price. One-bedroom, one-bathroom condos offer around 750 square feet of space and sell for around $815,000. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom units offer around 1,300 square feet of space and sell for around $1.4 million. There are also three-bedroom, three-bathroom units that offer 1,850 square feet of space. These currently sell for around $2.4 million.

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If you’d like to buy a luxury condo at Ink Block, signing up to search Boston City Properties’ listings is a great first step. Once you do, you can use our powerful search tool to check current availability for condos for sale in this development and in buildings around the city. You can select the neighborhood or neighborhoods that you’d like to search and adjust filters to refine your results more. When you are ready to go and look at condos, give us a call. A member of our team will refer you to an experienced real estate agent in South End who can take it from there.

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