Home for Rent

Somerville Massachusetts 02143 United States of America

Listing # 125368

Rates From USD 1800 Monthly
Independent Scholar
About Member
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Letterpress Building Union Square - Artist Live/Work Studio

A cozy unique studio, fully furnished on the third floor in the only artist live/work space in the historic Letterpress Building in Union Square! Brazilian cherry wood floors, custom wood shelves, dressers, and cabinets, original brick walls, and a quiet retreat in a commercial building. Note this is a pet-free studio zoned for artists.

You will share a public foyer (with a private entry to the unit) with other commercial tenants including Union Press Prints (letterpress printing) and Oyay (graphic/industrial design). Emergency Egress shared with Oyay. All utilities included. We have a hard-wired router and wireless network unique to the studio, Comcast Deluxe Internet (Business-Grade 50 Mbps DL / 10 Mbps UL) is shared with Union Press and Oyay. Great speeds for Zoom, streaming movies, and working from home.

There is radiant heat in the floor and along the window baseboards, AC unit and floor fans available for summer. We will be away for travel in the Winter/Spring - all we ask is that you water our house plants! There are three windows at floor level, a skylight above the bistro/dining nook, full-size bed (tuft & needle mattress), an adjustable height table/standing desk, chairs, sofa, dresser, closet, bookshelves, and many architecture books that belong to the owner. Modest kitchenette with under counter fridge, portable dishwasher, farm sink, microwave, hot plate, convection oven/air fryer/toaster oven, crock pot, rice cooker, espresso machine, blender, standing mixer and a fully stocked pantry with spices and basics. Shower is slate tiled and very large with ample water pressure, plenty of storage for toiletries, outfitted with sheets, towels, extra bedding, everything you need!

This is centrally located in Union Square with easy access to transit (#87 bus is right out the front door), a 20m walk to the Porter Square T stop on the red line/commuter rail. There is shared car and bike parking, next door is a very affordable local supermarket (Market Basket), walking distance to local restaurants, bars, cafes, music venues, Brooklyn Boulders, Aeronaut Brewing, etc... A group of craftspeople and hobbyists share a wood-working shop in the basement of the building as well. Yoga studio and Boston Meditation Center (coming soon) are in the same building facing the street. Walking/Biking distance to Harvard, MIT, Tufts University and Lesley. 15-minute drive to the Middlesex Fells Reservation and Reservoir - open year-round for hikes, walks, scrambles, snowshoeing, mountain biking, or trail running.

Rent is $1800 for one month including utilities. If subletting for 3+ months, rent will be discounted to $1650 per month including utilities. Security deposit required.

**Note: a great place to quarantine upon immediate arrival to Boston! We take COVID very seriously so we are only offering video tours of the studio. Start and end dates for the sublet are flexible - we can work with you. Anywhere from 1-2 months up to 6 months in the time frame of January 2021-June 2021 are possible. Write to us, tell us about yourself and what you are looking for! Thanks + Stay Safe out there!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
420 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Studio or Loft


Available from Friday, January 15, 2021 until Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are flexible with dates, anything longer than 1-2 months up to 6 months would work for us.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Somerville
Postal Code - State or Province 02143 MA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Union Square, Somerville
Closest University Harvard, MIT, Lesley University, Tufts University
University nearby Northeastern, Boston University, Suffolk University, Emerson University

Rental Price:

USD 1800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
If subletting for 3+ months, rent reduced to $1650 including utilities
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term


  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Other: Efficient/compact Kitchenette


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Lots of beautiful indoor plants. We have a digital mailbox but you may occasionally get mail for us.

About Member

Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
(0) Paid Made-a-Match Fee(s)
Member Since Aug 17 2018
This member has no review
About Me
Hello! I’m an adjunct instructor with several institutions: UW, AB Tech, MASSArt, and the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. I teach community-driven design/build studio to architecture grads and undergrads, and emerging professionals. I have traveled and lived in many cities in the US and in other countries. I’m currently in Somerville, MA

This member has referred 0 registered user(s) (0 academics)
Contact Member:
Please use the form below to contact party. Unless you give sufficient background information about yourself and we deem your query appropriate, we do not guarantee that your message will be forwarded. all fields required
Your Name
Your Email
Message Help
Human? Please answer: 8 + 12 =


This member has no review