Affordable Commonwealth Avenue condo

What does Commonwealth Avenue mean to you? Million-dollar mansions? Top-price townhouses? Costly condos? Parkland for the privileged?

Unit 32 in the elegant 1910 building at 1607 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton offers many of the parks and perks of the Back Bay’s stretch of the street, but at a price you can afford: $215,000.

The light-filled living-dining room of this 586-square-foot, 1-bed, 1-bath unit has an open floor plan that lets you arrange your space as elegantly as you wish and offers convenient passage to other points in the unit. One side branches off into the closet alcove linking the bedroom and bath, the other flows into the kitchen’s breakfast space.

The sizable kitchen flows back from the sunny breakfast area, lining up all appliances, cabinetry and counterspace in a convenient galley format.

The bedroom is sunny enough to awaken you in the morning and spacious enough for a king-size bed, yet cozy enough for a good night’s sleep.

And look at what you get for a condo fee lower than what the Back Bay Brahmins are socked with each month. Heat and hot water, water and sewer, elevator service, master insurance, exterior maintenance, landscaping and snow removal are all included in your $354 monthly fee.

In addition to the benched war memorial park 1607 Commonwealth Ave. faces, the neighborhood has amenities the Back Bay’s Commonwealth Avenue class are not entitled to: public transportation and supermarket shopping right across the street. The Green Line trolley to Boston College, Boston University, the Back Bay (!!!) and downtown Boston is right there, and Whole Foods Market is right down Washington Street. Other neighborhood conveniences not found along the Back Bay’s “exclusively residential” Commonwealth Avenue Mall are laundry and dry-cleaning services and fine eating establishments such as Brighton Cafe, Chang’s House and Tasca Tapas Restaurant.

For more information on Unit 32 at 1607 Commonwealth Ave., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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