On the Market: A Cozy and Colorful Home in Jamaica Plain
Two minutes from the Stony Brook T stop, this fun and characterful single-family is full of hidden treasures.
54 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain
Size: 900 square feet
For such a petite house, this place packs a punch, and in more ways than one. For starters, as the azure painted shingles and canary yellow front door suggest, it’s rich with color. In the kitchen, turquoise trim lines the doorways and windows, and porcelain aqua-hued tiles create a bright backsplash along the wooden counters. Brick-colored tiles cover the floor in a subway tile pattern, and exposed wooden beams match their warm tone.
The living room, too, toes the delightful line between campy and retro, never treading into gaudy territory. Yellow is a sunny motif throughout the home, from the front door to the pale yellow curtains and wallpaper in the living room, to the saffron bathroom, and the bright built-in shelves that act as a doorless liquor cabinet.
There are plenty more nooks and crannies like that one—it may be compact, but the home makes use of all the space it has. There’s a triangle-shaped space in the bathroom perfect for stashing a few bath towels, and a ton of high and low storage perches in the office, including a wall of built-in bookshelves that perfectly frame a window.
Then there are the little idiosyncrasies you’d just have to see to appreciate. There’s the projector and screen in the living room that pulls down for movie nights, without cluttering the space during the days. And outside, a leafy sugar maple casts plenty of shade onto the fenced-in patio, while the bright blue facade makes you feel like you’re somewhere fun and tropical all year ’round. And it’s a two minute walk from the Stony Brook T stop to boot.
For information, contact Debbie Adamidis, Keller Williams Realty, bostonrealestatepros.com
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