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Why Proto? Kendall Square’s Luxury Rentals

luxury rentalsWhen it comes to city housing, mediocrity is often the standard. Many apartment buildings in Cambridge and Boston lack imagination and real attention to the needs of their residents, opting instead to attract renters based only on features like location. But as our world changes, as it becomes more connected and smart, so do the people who are looking for apartments to rent. Subsequently, their needs have evolved and the old standard is no longer acceptable to most.

In last week’s blog post we gave you an overview of the things that make Kendall Square a remarkable place to live. This week, we want to offer some additional guidance to those looking for apartments to rent in Cambridge, by highlighting the newest and most dynamic apartment building in Kendall Square – Proto. Residents at Proto can expect a unique space that challenges the status quo, that boasts design-minded details and contemporary amenities, which brings together connection and comfort – all at the heart of Kendall Square. Here’s what else you should know about Proto.

1. Smart Living Space in Kendall Square

The features of Proto’s studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are thoughtful and intentional. Many people looking to rent an apartment in Kendall Square are doing so because of employment or attendance at one of the areas cultivated institutions, so each home at Proto is designed and finished to reflect a contemporary, imaginative and enterprising resident. In your home you can expect:

  • Keyless FOB entry
  • Selectively exposed concrete ceilings and column
  • Operable windows
  • NEST thermostat
  • ELFA closet system
  • Thermofoil kitchen cabinets with soft closing drawers, under-cabinet lighting and full tile backsplash
  • Blomberg kitchen appliances (Energy Star-rated)
  • Silestone countertops
  • Stainless steel movable island (in larger units)
  • Frameless glass shower door in master bathroom
  • In-unit laundry
  • Furnished options / ORI system available
  • Internet providers: Webpass (16bps), AT&T/DirectTV, and Comcast

2. Cool Apartment Amenities

The modern renter is no longer satisfied with only basic amenities like free coffee and old exercise equipment. Residents want a living space that connects and engages, especially those who’ve chosen to live in a neighborhood as innovative as Kendall Square. And though Proto is ideally located in the center of this vibrant neighborhood, Boston Properties chose to add a large number of unique features that entertain, offer everyday conveniences, and make residents feel at home throughout the entire property. For example, Proto offers pet friendly rentals, but residents also have access to an on-site pet spa with an adjacent outdoor deck, something you won’t find at other Kendall Square apartment buildings. Here’s a complete list of the amenities residents will enjoy at Proto Kendall Square:

  • 24-hour concierge and ButterflyMX building entry system
  • In-house coffee and collaborative work spaces
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Fireside lounge
  • Yoga-spin studio and fitness room
  • Shared kitchen and dining room
  • Dedicated package room secured with Luxor management system
  • Video gaming systems with the latest feature games
  • Music rooms with amps, keyboards and more
  • Laundry room with high capacity machines
  • Storage lockers
  • Free building common area WIFI

Additional amenities are included with preferred rate status, including:

  • Hubway/Zipcar access
  • Art installation
  • Custom closet installation
  • Tech/AV consulting and installation
  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning pick up/drop off
  • Dog walking/grooming/play group services
  • Personal concierge services
  • Pre-furnished units/ORI systems

3. The Neighborhood

Though Proto was designed to give residents immediate access to every day conveniences and entertainment, there’s no doubt that one of the things that makes these Kendall Square apartments so appealing is their proximity to the best that Cambridge has to offer. Few other neighborhoods check as many boxes as Kendall Square – the natural beauty of the Charles River, dining, shopping, green space, seasonal activities and an almost effortless commute to Facebook, Google, Apple, Biogen, Sanofi, Akamai, MIT, Amazon and an endless number of start-ups. Unquestionably, residents of Kendall Square already have access to everything they need for a full, comfortable and gratifying life, but some say the neighborhood is just getting started. With a steady stream of high-caliber organizations and residents recognizing Kendall Square as a destination for discovery and growth, we’re sure to see a considerable amount of enhancement in the near future.

Kendall Square is a spirited neighborhood – full of intellectuals, innovators and artists. For housing to truly be lifestyle-centric in this entrepreneurial and tech hub, it must give residents everything they need to live an interactive life. Proto responds to this calling by offering the space and opportunity for residents to truly connect with one another. At Proto, it’s urban living, your way.

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