On the Market: A Euro-Chic Colonial by Jamaica Pond
With shoe stands from Sweden, light fixtures from Venice, and tiles from Belgium, this home melds cultured style with its own Jamaica Plain flair.
14 Myrtle St., Jamaica Plain
Size: 3,767 square feet
Just a block from the edge of Jamaica Pond and its Emerald Necklace, this JP single-family home is a jewel in its own right.
Built in 1858, the home’s antiquity shines through in some lovely ways: The original nailheads that punctuate the wide planks of red pine, the restored carved marble fireplace in the dining room, and the grown Japanese and American maples visible through the windows. But on the whole, this residence is not defined by its age.
A pared back contemporary style graces the six-bedroom house, sourcing natural materials and fixtures from around the world. In the kitchen, cork floors with a wood grain appearance harmonize with rattan pendant lights and leather cabinet pulls to create a sleek and au natural environment. Navy cabinetry and quartz countertops maintain a simple palette, but shelves lined with green glass tiles handmade in Belgium inject some subtle variety. The room also features a small conversion project: An old stairway has been cleverly reimagined as a food pantry.
The devil is in the details throughout the rest of the 15 rooms, too. In the foyer, a distinct light fixture made of Venetian glass makes a bright statement, and the adjoining hallway features foldable coat hooks and low shoe stands imported from Sweden.
The carefully curated glamor continues upstairs in the master bath, where a white and gold freestanding Victoria and Albert bathtub looks especially impressive against dark navy walls. A heated drying rack stands by, ready to deliver a toasty towel when you’re done luxuriating in the soaker tub.
For information, contact The Muncey Group, RE/MAX Destiny, munceygroup.com
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