Brighton unit offers affordable urban luxury

Too pricey? Think twicey.

This handsome neoclassical condominium at 114 Strathmore Road in Brighton may appear reserved for the uppercrust of New York’s Upper East Side, but its 663-square-foot Unit 406 goes to prove that you, too, can have a piece of the city at a price of the modest of means.

Offered at $249,900, this 1-bed, 1-bath corner penthouse unit offers the first-time homebuyer a better-than-average start in both home appointments and neighborhood amenities, being a stone’s throw away from Cleveland Circle’s conglomeration of shops, restaurants, cafes, parks and public transportation options.

The large triple window brings lofty light into the living-dining room, which has plenty of headroom, elbow room and legroom for creative space arrangement, as well as a hardwood floor and other fine details.

The eat-in kitchen boasts more amenities than you can imagine in a unit of this price: custom Craftsman cabinetry with wine rack and glazed corner china cupboard, up-to-date appliances, and two lengthy counters including a peninsular bar overlooking the dining room.

The skylight over the dining room elevates your dinner-party experience to a lofty level.
The bedroom is painted in light blue to intensify the light and sky views coming in from the double window.
The bath is fully updated with a pedestal sink, a cornice-topped mirror-door medicine cabinet, and overhead makeup lighting. The unit also has basement storage and access to a common roof deck.
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 laundry needs, CVS, 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. Parks, ballfields, fitness trails, skating and swimming are right across the street from Cleveland Circle.

For more information on Unit 406 at 114 Strathmore Road, or to schedule a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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