Bright loft penthouse in Brighton brick rowhouse

Cypress Road in Brighton, a.k.a. Market Court, may recall Beacon Hill’s Louisburg Square or the South End’s Victorian residential squares in its English mews stateliness, but this old-school image belies the new-age studio loft feel of 4 Cypress Road’s penthouse Unit 405, now offered at a price well below either of those high-end communities: $215,000.

Furthermore, with the unit’s low 3% down-payment (approximately $1,165/month at a 5.4% 30-year fixed interest rate), it’s an affordable alternative to renting as well as living on the Hill or at the End.

The 623-square-foot, 1-bed unit features an open-plan living-dining room, which fully benefits from the building’s historic bowfront form for expanded space and light. Add to that a gallery wall, an exposed-brick wall and a parquet floor, and old and new merge in harmony to create an effect of “unity in variety,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s definition of “beauty.”

The European galley kitchen lines all cabinets, counters and appliances along one wall, which faces an exposed brick wall that is free for your creative arrangement of pot-and-pan hangers, cookbook shelves, tableware/crockery displays, etc.

The lofty master bedroom receives abundant light from oversized windows, with ample wall area left to your imagination.

The bath has been handsomely updated with the latest in lavatory styles, including a granite vanity with custom paneled white cabinets.

Sequestered from civilization as Market Court may seem, neighborhood amenities abound outside its brick walls. Down Market Street are Dunkin’ Donuts, the Market Street Health holistic center, Scrub-A-Dub Auto Wash, and, of course, bustling Brighton Center with shops, restaurants, bars and coffeehouses galore. Also nearby are McKinney Playground and Mass. Pike access. Bus 86 to Cleveland Circle, Harvard Square and Sullivan Square stops right near Market Court.

Cypress Road’s close-knit community feel extends to the Market Court Community Garden, where residents grow their own produce or create their own Eden. With summer around the corner, you may still have time to choose a community garden spot to go with your new penthouse loft, so act now.

For more information on Unit 405 at 4 Cypress Road, or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

Come to Unit 405’s open house on Sunday, June 5, from 12-1:30 p.m.


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