Porter Square Lofts
18 White Street
Porter Square Lofts is a premium condominium community located in the heart of the historic Porter Square section of Cambridge. All of the modern units of Porter Square Lofts have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as 10-foot ceilings. These newly constructed condos are approximately 1,000 square feet and feature large windows that bring in plenty of natural light and show off an incredible view of the city. They begin in the price range of $749,000 to $769,000.
Each unit has an almost identical two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan that features an open living area and dining room with high ceilings, a spacious master bedroom, and master bath with dual sinks, and hardwood floors. The stunning kitchens features quartz counters, a breakfast bar, and top-notch stainless steel appliances such as a dishwasher, garbage disposal and microwave. There's also plenty of closet space! All units have washer/dryer hookups. Unit 2 features a 100 square foot deck.
Porter Square Lofts is a five-story building. Units 1 and 2 are on the second floor, 3 and 4 are on the third floor, 5 and 6 are on the fourth floor, and 7 and 8 are on the fifth floor. All units on each floor share a common hallway. There is stair access on both sides of the building.
There are many perks to living at Porter Square Lofts. There is elevator access to all units, as well as garage parking, bicycle storage, and a common outdoor patio area for residents to relax take advantage of. Porter Square Lofts directly across the street from the Porter Square Shopping Center and a very short walk to the Red Line T stop into Boston. Association fees for this community cover exterior maintenance, landscaping, master insurance, refuse removal and snow removal.
Located at 18 White Street, the five-story, 10-unit Porter Square Lofts is only one-tenth mile from the Porter Square subway and train station and conveniently within walking distance of Harvard and Lesley Universities.
Constructed in 2014, the two-bedroom, two-bath condos average 1,000 square feet and are priced beginning at $739,000. Each home features comfortable air conditioning and comes with convenient deeded off-street parking. A handy elevator in the building takes you to your home.
Each unit features elegant hardwood floors and beautifully-tiled baths with sleek fixtures. The contemporary kitchen features a convenient island and beautiful stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator, a microwave and a stove.
The building utilizes state-of-the-art green technology, including solar energy systems.
Nicknamed "The City of Squares," Cambridge is Massachusetts' center of culture, education, history and innovation. Thirteen neighborhoods comprise the city, and several are named as particular business or cultural squares. Two of the nation's top Ivy League schools, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), are located in Cambridge.
Also known for its arts, Cambridge is the site of several art galleries, including the Out of the Blue and Mobilia galleries, and the American Repertory Theatre (ART). From Porter to Harvard Square, a number of unique retail establishments line Massachusetts Avenue.
Located between Davis and Harvard Squares, the Porter Square neighborhood, formerly known as Union Square, was named for the area's famous hotel, as was the hotel's house specialty, the porterhouse steak. Beginning in the late 1700s, the square became known as a center of commerce and light manufacturing. The Porter Square station, located at the intersection of Somerville and Massachusetts Avenues, serves the MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg, Red Line rapid transit and many bus lines. Porter Square is also the site of Toad, considered one of the Boston area's finest small music venues.
Nearby Lesley University was founded in 1909 with the purpose of preparing teachers for the growing number of kindergarten facilities. The founder, Edith Lesley, emphasized the importance of the individual in the educational process, which she believed should include social and spiritual, as well as intellectual, growth. Lesley also focused on the practical application of theories, or "hands-on" education.
Also within the area, Harvard Law School, founded in 1817, is the nation's oldest continually-operating law school and houses the world's largest academic law library with more than 2 million volumes. The school's first notable graduate was President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was a member of the Class of 1845. Women have attended Harvard Law School since 1950.
Another interesting attraction on the Harvard campus is the Semitic Museum, which is the home of the school's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, in addition to a library, repository, education institute and archaeological expedition center. The museum coordinated scientific expeditions in Samaria in the early 20th century, the first ever in the Holy Land. Among the museum's collection are coins, cuneiform tablets, pottery and sculpture. Some notable exhibits include life-sized casts of Mesopotamian monuments and a full-sized replica of an ancient Near Eastern home.
The museum offers tours for schools and sponsors, at times in collaboration with other institutions, public lectures.