On the Market: A Stately Victorian in JP
493 Walnut Avenue, Jamaica Plain
Size: 3,617 square feet
Built in 1897, this stately victorian home in Jamaica Plain is situated in the Olmsted neighborhood, named for landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The home overlooks Franklin Park, a jewel of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace.
“This is one of the most delightful locations for a residence in the suburbs of Boston,” reads a February 7, 1897 edition of the Boston Sunday Post about the then new construction.
The property has been owned by the same family for 30 years, and now it’s opening its crimson-painted door for a new set of caretakers. In addition to five bedrooms, the house has a three-room au pair suite with a fireplace. A total of four fireplaces grace the home, as well as a great deal of intricate woodwork and crown moulding. The foyer invites visitors inside with a curved central staircase and arched windows, and two front rooms open with sets of pocket doors.
For information, contact Melony Swasey and Jay Balaban, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, unlimitedsir.com.
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