For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Bohemian Loft in the Center of Jamaica Plain

The brick-and-beam condo soars with 19-foot ceilings.


Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

28 Seaverns #11, Jamaica Plain
Price: $650,000
Size: 1,051 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1.5

Forget the disappointment of moving into a new pad and realizing there’s really only one optimal configuration, and not nearly enough space to display your personality—here’s a home you can make completely your own. Two steps above the floor, an elevated ledge runs the perimeter of the living area, serving as a built-in plant stand, entertainment center, bench seating, or whatever else suits you. The loft’s potential for creativity is in fact its very best feature. Andrew Brilliant, the listing agent, says the space is ideal for artists, and recalls one who lived in this unit and hung massive canvases on the brick walls. Or, he suggests, the next owner could use the large white wall as a screen for film showings.

Even its history is a testament to its flexibility. Like most lofts, this one has a pre-residential history—but rather than a past life as a former factory, this brick building was built as a police station in the late 1800s. Today, all the precinct paraphernalia is long gone, and instead the space has room for wall-mounted bikes, eclectic artwork, and sun-soaked comfort. Oak floors extend from the kitchen, where the ceiling drops, to the opposite wall, where the walls soar up to 19 feet and the windows are almost as tall.

There’s even choice to where you sleep at night. The mezzanine level at the top of the spiral staircase, which is furnished with a closet and extra half bath, is currently in use as the bedroom, but you could just as easily repurpose that hideout as a home office or a den, and plop the bed downstairs. Once you’ve completely personalized the layout and decor to your own taste, you can embrace the perfect location, too. Centre Street is one minute away, Jamaica Pond is just a few minutes further, and if you don’t feel like going much of anywhere, you can stop at the quiet, private patio right outside your door.

For information, contact Andrew Brilliant, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com.

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty

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