We own half of a large 1895 Victorian house, the condo is on three floors and is quite spacious about 2600 Sq.Ft. (280 Sq.mt) The other half of the house is divided in two condos and is occupied by other owners .
On the back of our house on the first floor we have a small and very charming studio/apartment with separate entrance .. The studio is about 450 sq.ft. (48 Sq.mt) has a very comfortable queen size bed in an alcove, a renovated bathroom with shower, small kitchenette with stove, microwave oven and refrigerator, has a spacious living area with a couch and cable TV . Has many windows and has lots of natural light, ideal for one person or for a couple for a short stay. It is available for exchange only during the months of July and August since the rest of the year is rented by one person.
Our main house is on three levels and about 2100Sq.Ft. (220Sq.mt) . On the first floor we have a nice entrance hall and a large studio/bedroom with two trundle beds. On the second floor a living room with gas fireplace with and adjoining small library room , large dining room which opens into a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a breakfast nook surrounded by windows overlooking some tall trees and a long island with stove and stainless steel hood which is great for cooking, there is a full bath , a small study area and washer and dryer in an enclosed closet. We love the great natural light coming from the large windows overlooking the trees.
The third floor has a large master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and sky lights, queen size bed, a bath with shower and a spacious dressing area. The house is elegantly furnished with many Italian pieces and lots of paintings from my grandfather from Italy who was an artist . The second and thirds floors have central air conditioning and we have wireless internet throughout the house. On the first floor and in the studio apartment we install during the summer air conditioning units.
You may enter the house from the rear by way of a nice outdoor patio with table, chairs and trees, and surrounded by lots of plants. This is a delightful place to relax and read a book in spring fall and summer. There are two off street parking spaces in front of the patio.
Jamaica Plain, often referred to in the 19th century as "the Eden of America," is one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city of Boston. The community contains or is bordered by a number of jewels of the Emerald Necklace Park system designed in the 19th century by Frederick Law Olmstead
Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as the locals call it, is a classic "streetcar suburb" that has evolved into one of Boston's most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. The ethnically diverse area is home to many different ethnic groups and growing with professionals and families with young children . This blend of cultures is reflected in local businesses, such as the many different restaurants which line Centre Street from India, Korea, Japan, Cuba, France.
Residents and visitors enjoy walking, biking, and running along Jamaica Pond situated on the Riverway, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace.
We're just a short walk to the Jamaica Pond, which connects to Olmsted Park in one direction and Harvard's Arnold Arboretum in the other, one of the most beautiful parks of Boston with wonderful trees from all over the world, a great place to exercise and go for long walks.
Our street is adjacent to Sumner Hill one of the nicest area of JP with many beautiful Victorian homes. We are less than one block away from Centre Street with its the many restaurants, stores and two convenient grocery store selling all sorts of organic vegetables and other food. Wholefood Market just moved in close by where you can buy lots of organic veggies, great fish and great meat. Also very conveniently located at 5 minute walk to public transportation (orange line and buses) that will take you in a few minutes to Back Bay area where the beautiful shops are, Newbury Street, the Boston Common and the many sights of Boston. You can easily reach the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum by public transportation. There is really no need to have a car to visit Boston or Cambridge, just take the MBTA. You need the car to visit Brookline and Bostons surroundings like Cape Cod, Marblehead, Salem, Newburyport, Plymouth and many more. We have a car that we might be interested in exchanging as well.
- Outdoor Activities
- Biking, Fishing
- Leisure Parks, Restaurants, Shopping, Fitness Center / Health Clubs, Lake
- Galleries / Museums
- Neighborhood Services