Park Vale Avenue is Allston’s closest equivalent to Park Avenue — not just in name, but also in neighborhood quality, urban planning and unit design — but certainly not in price.
A prime example is Unit 4 at 39 Park Vale Ave., a.k.a. Park Place, which offers the value of the Monopoly property of that name without bankrupting you. For only $339,000, this 1,190-square-foot, 2-bedroom-plus-office unit boasts a floor-through layout with high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, updated kitchen and baths, and a private deck, all contained in a canopied building on an attractive tree-lined street near urban amenities unlimited.
Unit 4‘s Park Avenue prestige is evident upon entering its open-plan common space, where the large hardwood living room flows into the tiled dining room and kitchen, splashed by sun at both ends. A vestibule and coat closet are conveniently located at the entry.
The dining room is tastefully appointed with a chair rail, a new designer chandelier, and an original built-in china cabinet with serving shelf and tableware storage drawers.
The kitchen has been beautifully updated with a faux slate ceramic tile floor laid on the diagonal, custom cabinetry with frosted-glass panels, state-0f-the-art appliances including laundry, and an embossed backsplash reminiscent of historic tin ceilings.
The kitchen opens out to a private rear balcony, where you can enjoy the budding and leafing of the surrounding trees over morning coffee or Sunday crosswords.
The master bedroom connects — by door and by window — to an intimate home office that was constructed from an old sleeping porch, and exposes the brick of the original exterior back wall.
Park Place is the place to be for urban action and convenience. Down the avenue are multiple restaurants and bars including Big City, which also has a pool hall; stores galore along Harvard Avenue; bus service to Watertown Square, Boston University and Kenmore Square; Green Line trolley service to Boston College, BU and downtown Boston; clubs and pubs aplenty; and much more.