NEMA Boston unveils luxury homes inspired by the Seaport

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NEMA Boston building designed in a grey tonal spectrum with ledger stone, bronze paneling and glass.
NEMA Boston building designed in a gray tonal spectrum with ledger stone, bronze paneling, and glass. (Crescent Heights/Steelblue)

NEMA Boston, a 21-story residential complex in the Seaport, is now preleasing its luxury rentals, which combine locally-inspired architecture, design, and art with smart-home-ready features and comfort-centric amenities. Move-ins are slated to start in late-November or early-December, according to a NEMA spokesperson. 

“We sought to infuse elements inspired by Boston’s past and present, creating an elevated design aesthetic,” said Bruce A. Menin, managing principal for the developer, Crescent Heights. “From the onset, every effort was made to blend space and design holistically to offer NEMA Boston residents a bespoke home that voices the modern vernacular of their city.”

Ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, the 399 Congress St. tower is home to 414 apartments. Residences are outfitted with premium design details, including soft-close cabinetry and  6-inch wide plank flooring. Each unit has Lutron Caseta smart lighting and Ecobee3 thermostats, which use room sensors to deliver the preferred temperature. Bedrooms include customizable Elfa closet organization and blackout and sheer thermal shades. Select residences have floor-t0-ceiling windows.

Kitchen interiors feature Caesarstone countertops with seamless backsplashes and high-end stainless-steel appliances. Select residences boast a paneled refrigerator and dishwasher, as well as a kitchen island and wine refrigerator.

Bathroom details include Caesarstone countertops, polished chrome Hansgrohe fixtures, illuminated mirrors, and metal-framed glass shower enclosures. Some master baths include a glass-tile feature wall and a dual vanity. Select residences have a full-size washer and dryer, and a den or office space. All apartments have keyless entry via NEMA fob card or mobile app.

NEMA Boston boasts an impressive art collection curated with local inspiration. A 70-foot LED art wall greets residents in the porte cochère, creating a vivid backdrop with revolving nature scenes from around the city. “Leaning,” a massive steel I-beam multimedia piece by Randy Doering, pays homage to Boston’s role in industrializing the Northeast. “November” features wool work by renowned artist Tom Burr and represents the Seaport’s status as a thriving textile shipping hub of the 20th century, according to the release.

The lobby lounge features an art wall lined with custom records naming notable bands that performed at popular 1980s nightclub The Channel. The lobby also includes comfortable seating for various group sizes, a fireplace, and laptop stations. The garden, adjacent to the lobby, has an herb garden and a fire pit, offering residents a private respite in the heart of one of Boston’s busiest neighborhoods. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows blend the natural beauty of the outdoors with interior comfort.

The Creator’s Suite is equipped with high-tech amenities, including 3D printing, scanning, coding, design equipment, and CoWork space. The suite is designed to respond to creative and professional aspirations of Boston’s forward-thinking residents, according to the release.

NEMA’s skyline lounge displays custom metalwork with Edison bulb accents, pulley lamps, and cantilevered wall sconces. The rooftop skyline terrace has a heated pool, fire features, lounge-style seating, and barbecue grilling stations around a lawn, creating the ideal environment for picnics or sunset views. The skyline terrace also features an outdoor movie theater, according to the release. 

NEMA Boston establishes a neighborhood beacon in the Seaport with its façade designed in a gray tonal spectrum with ledger stone, bronze paneling, and glass details. Its architecture embraces the colors and textures of the Seaport’s industrial history and modern developments, while its distinctive slant, reminiscent of ship’s bow, is a nod to the district’s nautical history.

According to a NEMA spokesperson, apartment prices range from $2,430 to $3,185 for studios, $3,260 to $4,270 for one-bedroom units, and $4,640 to $5,950 for two-bedroom units. Three-bedroom units range from $6,560 to $8,770. 

NEMA Boston residences are now preleasing. To view the floor plans, visit

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