Offered at $974,900, the 1850s grand Italianate Victorian at 15 Harris Ave. in Jamaica Plain‘s prestigious Sumner Hill neighborhood has all the features and finishes, trimmings and trappings one could dream of in a single-family home: high ceilings, ornate moldings, hardwood floors, oversized windows, woodburning fireplaces, French doors, four bedrooms and two full baths on 2nd level, a third floor bedroom/office loft, a lush front lawn and back yard, a private driveway with parking, and convenience to shops, restaurants and public transportation.
The formal living room benefits from the front bay window for expanded space and intensified light for your housewarming, warmed up by the woodburning fireplace with carved mantel.
The side bay window extends the formal dining room space to allow for a banquet-size table. The fireplace and orange wall treatment bring warmth to the occasion.
The updated eat-in kitchen features a center island cooktop counter with a cantilevered breakfast bar. Muted blue paneled cabinetry and stainless steel appliances bring a cool calm to the kitchen.
The kitchen’s double French door opens out to a roomy rear deck and a tree-shaded back yard — the perfect scene for cookouts, cocktails, Sunday papers, children’s play, gardening, and a host of other outdoor activities.
The family room’s light lavender-blue wall treatment brings a cheery atmosphere into family activities.
The central triple-arched window blesses the master bedroom with bright sun, sumptuous street views and Italianate elegance, while the bed alcove is somber enough for a good night’s sleep.
Your Italianate villa is surrounded by an abbondanza of amenities, including:
- historic sites such as the Loring-Greenough House and the Soldier’s Monument in Monument Square, above;
- restaurants such as the JP Seafood Cafe down Harris Street;
- plays and musicals at the Footlight Club, America’s oldest community theater;
- the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library;
- grocery shopping at the Harvest Coop Market down South Street;
- Pine Village Preschool and Hollow Reed School;
- exotic tree and flower collections at the Arnold Arboretum;
- Bus 39 to the Forest Hills subway and commuter rail station, the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall and Copley Square; and much more.