Brighton penthouse unit: more $tyle and $ub$tance for le$$

An eyeful of details and a spaceful of square footage is the ideal of most homebuyers, whether first-time or movin’ on up. But pity the first-timer — what meets the eye often doesn’t meet the budget.

Unit 16 at 129 Chiswick Road in Brighton lets you be first-time and upwardly mobile simultaneously. In this 847-square-foot, 2-bed penthouse corner unit, large hardwood-floored spaces, copious architectural details, updated kitchen and bath, urban skyviews, elevator service, in-house laundry, deeded parking, a pet-friendly condo association, a convenient neighborhood and more can all be yours for a mere $330,000.

The living room’s broad triple window, bright space, paneled wainscoting, crown molding and deep blue wall treatment lets you know up front the bang for your buck you’re getting.

As does the formal dining room, with most of the living room’s details plus more Park Avenue perks: a built-in china cabinet with serving shelf, a hookup for two chandeliers, and a swing door to the kitchen.

Unusually spacious, sunny and well-appointed for a unit in this price range, the kitchen has been fully updated with custom cabinetry, including china cabinets like the original in the dining room; a granite-finish running counter; a deep stainless steel sink; and state-of-the-art appliances.

The master bedroom is Central Park West at its best — a broad bay window with a penthouse skyview, a woodburning brick fireplace, a ceiling fan with light, and space beyond king-size.

The second bedroom isn’t bad either, with two windows and plenty of space for a child to grow from crib to college-prep.

Unit 16‘s central location is as central as can be — right between Commonwealth Avenue and Chestnut Hill Avenue, which means steps to:

*grocery shopping at Cumberland Farms;*recreation on the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Rabbi Joseph Shalom Shubow Park;
*dining and take-out at Moogy’s Restaurant and Bluestone Bistro;*the Green Line trolley to Boston College, Boston University, downtown Boston and many neighborhoods in-between;
*Bus 86 to Brighton Center and Harvard Square;
*proximity to Cleveland Circle, Brighton’s one-stop center of shopping, dining, recreation and transportation.


Photo by George J. Pantazopoulos, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Cleveland Circle is the place to be for upscale restaurants and bars, pizza places, Dunkin’ Donuts, hardware and dry-cleaning stores, CVS, parks, ballfields, fitness trails, swimming, skating, and access to three trolley lines:

*the C line to Brookline, Washington Square restaurants, and movies at the Coolidge Corner Theatre;
*the D line to Newton, Brookline Village, and the Longwood medical area; and
*the B line to Boston College, Allston Village and Boston University.
*All three lines continue into downtown Boston, and the D line’s Reservoir station has bus lines to Roslindale Square, Forest Hills, Harvard Square, Union Square in Somerville and Sullivan Square in Charlestown.

Right across the street from Cleveland Circle are one of Boston’s best concentrations of recreational facilities: sports fields on Cassidy Playground, skating and swimming at the Reilly Memorial Rink and Swimming Pool, and a fitness trail around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

For more information on Unit 16 at 129 Chiswick Road, 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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