Jamaica Plain loft condo blends old and new

Built in 2000, 83-85 Brookside Ave. was designed with an eye on the future millennial lifestyle but with regard for past neighborhood traditions. Sporting the traditional bay windows, hooded entrances and English gardens of older homes, this rowhouse complex contains 32 sunny loft units that break the box of tradition to let you lead your lifestyle in the new millennium.

Among these is Unit D, a 1,140-square-foot, 2-bed duplex condo with all the light, space and flexibility you can dream of for your first home, for $374,900.

The open plan and the oaken floor immaculately blend past and future in the living-dining room, and the oversized windows and high ceilings add to the lofty feel of the open floor.

Semi-walls opened at the top enclose the kitchen in a way that maintains the unit’s loft space continuity while setting the kitchen apart as a separate entity. White cabinets and appliances, including a gas range, add to the loft lightness, while black granite counters provide a contrast.

The master bedroom’s loft feeling is enhanced by a large triple window going all the way up to the ceiling.

The second bedroom’s Japanese-style sliding screen door enriches the space with the calming, welcoming free-plan effect of a Japanese teahouse.

Even more welcoming are the visitor parking spaces on the premises, in addition to Unit D’s one deeded space. The unit is a short walk to Centre Street shops, cafes and restaurants, three bakeries, recreation in the William F. Flaherty Playgrund, fitness trails around Jamaica Pond and along the Southwest Corridor Park, nature walks through the Arnold Arboretum, Orange Line train service at the Green Street station, and ample bus service.

For more information on Unit D at 83-85 Brookside Ave., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus

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