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1008 Cambridge

This property, once called Houghton Place, is a comfortable and professionally managed building with more than a dozen floor plans and many amenities for all its residents. The building is seven stories tall, and it has a top-floor sundeck with spectacular views of the city. For all its amenities and on-site facilities, 1008 Massachusetts Ave. is still a quiet and relaxing place to call home.

Community Amenities

Residents needn't step off the property to exercise. 1008 Massachusetts Ave. has its own state-of-the-art fitness center with resistance machines, weights and cardio equipment that are always kept clean and in proper working order. The community lounge has free wireless Internet, and there is also a large TV for small groups of people. Residents can use the lounge to work, socialize and relax. Every residential floor has its own laundry room, and there are more than enough washers and dryers to go around.

In addition to visitor parking, the building has assigned garage parking spaces for its residents. There is also storage space for bikes, kayaks and anything else that residents need extra space for. Access to the building and its facilities is controlled, and there are stairs and elevators for all seven floors. One of the biggest perks of living at 1008 Massachusetts Ave. is that it has full-time concierge service. Pets are allowed, but certain restrictions apply.

Apartment Units

The building has a total of 18 floor plans, and potential residents can choose from studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments. The flooring style in units varies. Some units have wall-to-wall carpeting, and some have wood flooring. Select units have private balconies with views. Every unit's kitchen has appliances, and a select few have stainless steel appliances. Some of the homes also have spacious walk-in closets. There are even fireplaces in some of the homes.

Square footage for studio apartments starts at 499. One-bedroom apartments range from 596 to 834 square feet. Two-bedroom apartments range from 876 to 1,301 square feet. Many of the units have bathrooms accessible from the living areas, and every living room has space for a dining table. Many of the units also have walk-in closets outside the bedrooms that are perfect for residents who have pets.

Rent at 1008 Massachusetts Ave. covers heat, hot water, air conditioning, water and sewage. Residents cover the costs of electricity, cable, phone, Internet and other service bills.