On the Market: A Massive Manor in Jamaica Plain
This nearly five-acre estate gives new meaning to the phrase "city living."
96 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain
Popular knowledge says if you want to live on several acres of land, you better move to the ’burbs or beyond. But this huge estate offers 15,000 square feet on nearly five acres—all within city limits. The mammoth manor has an impressive display of masonry for a Victorian dating back to 1895, but behind the stone facade is an even more glorious interior.
Eight fluted Corinthian columns stake out the foyer, for a stately welcome whether you’re leaving in a ballgown or entering with armfuls of groceries. For the latter, drop off your bounty in the eat-in kitchen, where marble counters and muted tones feel like a Wes Anderson daydream. The ample living room brings the sylvan landscape indoors, with a mural on the upper third of the walls depicting a majestic alpine panorama. The eyes naturally wander upwards, to the wooden ceiling beams and candle-style chandelier.
Though this sequestered oasis is surrounded by an expanse of lush greenery, it’s just under a mile to Larz Anderson Park across the nearby Brookline border, and just over a mile to Jamaica Pond. And if you don’t feel like traveling that far, amble through the five-acre backyard or take a dip in its in-ground pool.
For information, contact Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, campionre.com.
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