Either-Or: A 1750 Colonial in Hamilton vs. an Italianate Condo in JP
It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a renovated home and barn on the North Shore with a residence near Jamaica Pond.
Photos courtesy Rob Moreno Photography (Hamilton); Remark Visions/Courtesy of Zachary Friedman (Jamaica Plain)
|Sale Price: $625,000||363 South Huntington Avenue,#4, Jamaica|
1,620 square feet
Days on Market
927 square feet
New England is blessed with a range of charming home styles, from post-and-beam Colonials to elaborate Victorians. For proof, look no further than these two recent sales, each of which represents a different side of our architectural history. Recently renovated down to the studs with updated plumbing and electrical systems, the first property, a 1750 Colonial on the North Shore, is the epitome of simplicity, with preserved antique details such as period hardwoods and a clawfoot tub. The detached, 2,450-square-foot barn with exposed beams galore, meanwhile, bolsters the farmhouse vibe.
In a smaller Jamaica Plain condo, it’s ornate flourishes, not clean lines, that catch the eye. From the street, a grand portico and dentil molding command curb appeal, while the inside showcases wainscoting and oversize windows. Aside from Italianate architectural splendor, the place offers rare city amenities: a parking space, a common patio with a grill, and a vegetable garden. Perhaps that’s why it sold for $46,000 over asking price, sans barn.
The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home builders and contractors, interior designers, home accent décor, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston's guide to home renovation pros.