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Somerville Massachusetts 02143 United States of America

Listing # 125368

Rates From USD 1800 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Friday, October 2, 2020

Letterpress Building Union Square - Artist Live/Work Studio

A cozy unique studio in the only artist live/work space in the historic Letterpress Building in Union Square! Custom wood built ins, original brick walls, and a quiet retreat as it is the only living space in a commercial building. Note this is a max two person occupancy, 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 Runcible Studios (architect) and a jewelry designer. Laundry is on a mezzanine shared with Runcible Studios. All utilities included. We have a hard-wired router and wireless unique to the studio, Comcast is shared with your Union Press and Runcible Studios. There is radiant heat in the floor, window AC unit with floor fans. We will be away for travel in the Fall - all we ask is that you water our many plants! There are three windows at floor level, a skylight, full size bed, adjustable height table/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, toaster oven, 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, a local neighboring grocery (Market Basket), walking distance to local restaurants, bars, cafes, music venues, Brooklyn Boulders, Artisan's Asylum, 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 architecture office are in the same building facing the street. Close to Harvard, MIT, Tufts University.


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 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 until Saturday, May 1, 2021
Minimum Stay
11 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Ideal for short term rentals: we are headed to the west coast for a few months for a project and can
*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, Tufts
University nearby

Rental Price:

USD 1800 Monthly

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


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Other: Note the studio has a kitchenette, no full kitchen


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.

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Aug 17 2018
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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

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