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Miriam Gee

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Letterpress Building Union Square - Artist Live/Work Studio

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Listing #125368

Studio or Loft | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from USD $1800 | Monthly
Last Updated 41 days ago


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, crockpot, 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 woodworking 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 1-4 months in the time frame of June - September are possible. Write to us, tell us about yourself and what you are looking for! Thanks + Stay Safe out there!




420 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Studio or Loft


From June 1, 2021 until August 31, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are flexible with dates, anything longer than 1-2 months up to 3,4 or 5 months could work for us.


Studio or Loft in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Harvard, MIT, Lesley University, Tufts University

Nearby Universities
Northeastern, Boston University, Suffolk University, Emerson University

Union Square

Comments: Union Square, Somerville


  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1800 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: If subletting for 3+ months, rent reduced to $1650 including utilities


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

Lots of beautiful indoor plants. We have a digital mailbox but you may occasionally get mail for us.





High Speed Internet



Dedicated Parking



Temperature Control

Air Conditioning



Comments: Efficient/compact Kitchenette


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Miriam Gee user icon

Miriam Gee

Member Since 2018

Trust Score (14)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic