On The Market: 31 Hampstead Road, Jamaica Plain
Tucked away on a carriage road off the Arborway in Jamaica Plain lies an unbelievable Victorian home waiting to be snapped up. “No one’s up there unless you’re lost or you live there. It’s not like a cut-through,” says Cervone Deegan & Associates listing agent Janet Deegan. This wonderfully private property maintains turn-of-the-century details and charm, while featuring meticulous maintenance and continual upgrades over the years.
“The exterior is not exceptionally inviting, so to drive by it, you kind of miss the essence of this incredibly large and beautifully detailed house,” Deegan explains. From the outside, it is impossible to know the beauty of this house, but immediately upon entering the grand foyer–filled with original oak and beautiful stained glass–it is clear what a treasure this home is.
In the same family for decades, the owners have cared for the property throughout the years, including recent upgrades to the large kitchen with granite countertops, oak-paneled cabinets, and a built-in desk area. “It’s really user-friendly,” says Deegan, “a space you can spend time in, and work in, and cook in, and eat in.”
The large lot has front and back porches and an expansive garage, and is also close to public transportation and the amenities of the neighborhood. One street away from the Arnold Arboretum, just a block away from the Forest Hill T Stop, and a footpath to South and Center Streets, this is a premiere location. At the same time, the street itself only has one entrance, both down and out of the same carriage road. “It’s quiet as a result, and yet you’re a block in three different directions to either open green space, public transportation, or commercial business districts of JP,” says Deegan.
31 Hampstead Road, Jamaica Plain
Year Built: 1900
Living Space: 4,040 square feet
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