Manhattan luxury for less in Allston condo

Ah, Manhattan … open floor plans … oversized windows … city-view balcony … gourmet kitchen … parquet floors … master suite … walk-in closet … extra storage … garage parking … roofdeck … swimming pool … but if you had any brains, you wouldn’t break the bank for this bonanza.

That’s where 85 Brainerd Road in Allston comes in as a budget-smart alternative to million-dollar Manhattan. It’s all there in Unit 304 — all 1,020 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths of it — but at a price you can afford: $399,900.

Also known as Redstone Court, 85 Brainerd Road makes you feel like an honored guest in the court of the king the moment you step into its grand, opulent, marble-floored hotel-style lobby, from which an elevator escorts you to your unit.

And your housewarming guests will be honored indeed to step into the great open parquet floor plan of your living-dining-kitchen space, where everything flows.

Laid out on an L plan for cooking convenience and comfort, the chef’s kitchen is refined with the finest of finishes, including granite counters and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.

A glass door from the dining area takes you outside onto a private balcony, where city views and spring air flavor your morning coffee or apéritif.

The common area directly accesses the master suite, which boasts the king-size bed space of the finest hotels, a walk-in closet, an en suite bath, and ample wake-up exposure.

The second bedroom is almost as large, large enough for use as a home gym, home office, game room or media room.

And who would have thought you could get pool privileges at that price, as well as access to a common roofdeck with one of the best Fourth of July fireworks views anywhere?

Not to mention access to one of the best neighborhoods. Steps away are numerous restaurants and pizza/sub shops, laundry and dry cleaning services, recreation at Ringer Park, Green Line trolley service to Boston College, Boston University and downtown Boston, and much more.

For more information on Unit 304 at 85 Brainerd 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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