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On the Market: A Single-Family Home in West Roxbury with a Salt Water Hot Tub

This nearly new home has a recently updated backyard that's an entertainer's dream.


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36 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury
Price: $1,368,000
Size: 2,655 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2.5

With house hunting often comes compromise. Do you want to live in the city or suburbs? Beachside or inland? It’s a process full of tough choices… ones you won’t have to make with this home. This West Roxbury home is a rare find, offering single-family living in the city and in a nearly-new home with a recently upgraded backyard.

Built in 2018, the current owners of this Colonial have already spruced up the backyard over the last few years to create a bit of paradise in the midst of the city. The house already had a back deck that was accessible from the first-floor dining area. After leveling the area, they added a travertine tile patio and a fire pit to the yard.

To get the best use out of the space year-round, they put up a pool house with trimmings matching the main home. Inside is a brand-new salt water hot tub that feels like a warm excursion in the sea. And don’t worry about having to scamper through the cold into the house for refreshments: The pool house also has a living space perfect for a bar and drying off post-dip. And only steps away inside is the home’s high-end kitchen, where white shaker cabinets complement stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops.

If you can tear yourself away from the backyard, this house is near the Arnold Arboretum and the MBTA. Come home to relax in the large living room by the fireplace or in the sitting room off the second-floor main bedroom, which also boasts walk-in closets. Three other bedrooms, a guest bathroom, and a laundry room complete the second floor, while an unfinished basement and attic offer opportunities for you to put your own touch on this dazzling home.

For more information, contact Andrew McKinney, Donnell and Co. donnellyandco.com.

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