Too good to be true? Too dear to be yours?
If you think you can’t afford to live here, in reality you can’t afford to pass up this opportunity to live like a king without having to pay a king’s ransom. For a mere $249,000, the 550-square-foot, 1-bed Unit 19 at 390 Riverway in Jamaica Plain offers unusually good value for a starter home: a flexible hardwood floor plan with high ceilings and large windows, updated kitchen and bath, and especially an ideal central location with access to high-end amenities in three high-class neighborhoods: JP, Brookline and the Fenway.
The open-plan great room offers front-to-back flexibility in living, dining and office arrangement, consolidating all major household functions into one studio-style space, brightly lit and substantially expanded by the front bay window and handsomely painted in a crimson and mustard wall treatment. This is contrasted with the rough treatment of exposed brick in the bookcase/workstation alcoves.
The galley kitchen has been tastefully updated with custom paneled maple cbinetry, granite-finish counterspace on both sides, and new appliances.
The bedroom is cozily carpeted and somberly treated in a dark wall finish for a good night’s sleep, with room to spare for a king-size bed and ample closet storage.
As part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system, the Riverway not only has ample fitness trails, but also is a crucial link to abundant amenities in multiple neighborhoods. Jogging around Leverett Pond in Olmsted Park is down the way, the Brookline Avenue Playground is up the street, and across the way are South Huntington Market, boutiques and restaurants in Brookline Village, and trolley service on two Green Line branches to the Longwood Medical Area, the Museum of Fine Arts, MassArt, Northeastern University, the YMCA, and much more.