Five Apartments for Rent with Retro Charm

Here's your chance to rent a place with vintage accents.


Photos courtesy of Zumper

Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This time it’s retro charm: an especially alluring attribute in many of Boston’s time-honored buildings.

Below, peruse five apartments for rent in Boston with retro charm.

1. Broadway and Adams Street, Somerville
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $2,200 per month

This condo is on the first floor of a brownstone in Somerville’s Winter Hill. It offers high ceilings, vintage ornaments, impresive tile work, and stained glass windows.

2. 27 Montrose Street, Somerville
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2
Rent: $2,800 per month

Also located near Winter Hill, this apartment has dated decor that’s just old enough to be trendy again. Its well-maintained vintage charm includes wood paneling, green linoleum, and more.

3. Beacon Street and Warwick Road, Brookline
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1
Rent: $2,695 per month

This charming apartment can be found within a three-story brick building. It has an impressive mantel and a pink retro bathroom.

4. 327 Commonwealth Avenue #2, Back Bay
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Rent: $3,600 per month

This place has a marble fireplace, stained glass, and a bold mix of colors. Plus, the updated kitchen has retro-style fittings.

5. 67 St Germain Street #3, the Fenway
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $2,215 per month

Situated on a quiet one-way street filled with historic townhouses, this apartment offers a bit of vintage charm. Exposed brick, a fireplace, and a retro light fixture in the living room are a few highlights.