I had a private meeting with the sales team at the NorthPoint Condos development, currently under construction in Boston, on the border of East Cambridge.
I like it. A lot.
There will be two residential buildings put up first, to be followed by a mixture of residential, commercial, retail, and laboratory space, built over the next ten years (?!).
The two buildings going up are pretty neat. Not too high, not too dense, and a great design, for both. I saw mock-ups of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, along with proposed interiors including a killer kitchen design and high-end baths.
The Tango Building
Here’s some marketing information from the developer’s website:
NorthPoint is not just a place to live. Itâ€™s a way to live. A way to bring out the energy and excitement of the city and bring in the open space and sunlight of the natural environment.
NorthPoint is about innovationâ€”in the design of the community and in stunning and creative architecture. Sierra and Tango, the first residential buildings, offer high-value condominiums as functional as they are beautiful. Itâ€™s about access to parks and to transportation, stores and restaurants. Living at NorthPoint brings contemporary life into high definition. Work hard. Then come home and relax.
However you define your lifeâ€¦ live it at NorthPoint. Ready for the adventure?
I especially like the studios, which run about 600 square feet, and have a separate study / bedroom (without a window), and the two-bedroom duplex units. And, there are some townhouses with separate entrances!
The units tend to run up to about 1,000 square feet, at least the ones I saw. There are huge windows in each unit, so they are very bright.
The area is under heavy construction, due to the NorthPoint project, two apartment buildings going up next door, and the big One First development across the street.
A new Lechmere Green line station (to be named NorthPoint, natch) will be constructed over the next couple of years, bringing public transportation practically to your front door.
I am really taken by the project. It is definitely worth you taking a look at it.
Article on NorthPoint: 15-year, 3-city NorthPoint project kicks off today – By Chris Reidy, The Boston Globe