With its two-story tall white columns, curving portico, and red-brick walls, this Georgian Colonial is visually striking, something that seems to be required for any house near one of the city’s landmark natural beauties, like Jamaica Pond.
In the foyer, the view is of a dramatic stairwell, a tall ceiling, and Art Deco touches original to the home.
The dining room, to the right off the foyer, is one area where the original Art Deco is most pronounced. Think frosted-glass sconces, a brass chandelier, and three-quarter-height dark wainscot setting off a fireplace with a carved white-marble mantel. A French door connects to a sunroom — a comfy, curvy, and intimate room with views of the pond.
Off the dining room is the kitchen, which was updated in 2009 and now features recessed lighting, a center island, custom wood cabinets (some with frosted windows), and stainless-steel appliances, including a large gas stove. The counters are a dark and shiny granite, and the entire space is bright, compliments of replacement windows (found throughout the home). Nearby is a mudroom/laundry, the rear door, and an updated half bath.
On the other side of the foyer from the dining room is the living room, which features a fireplace framed by wood molding painted white and a contrasting dark-marble mantel — both give the room a much more formal feel. A door leads to the home’s second sunroom.
It almost seems as if a serenade should accompany those ascending the curving foyer stairwell and its wide steps. Here at the top is a broad hallway with a single-vanity bath at one end. All of the homes’ bathrooms have been remodeled and have marble floors and granite counters.
The master bedroom is at the rear of the house. It has a large bedroom with a ceiling fan, a pair of closets, and a walk-in closet that provides a private connection to the shared full bath. The current owners have commandeered a bedroom accessible from the master for an office. The two other bedrooms on this level each have ample closets and large windows.
The fifth bedroom and second full bath are on the third floor, where the attic space has been converted into a living area with hardwood floors, a long narrow space that could be used as an office or seating area, and a walk-in cedar closet. Three dormer windows offering views of the pond allow in lots of natural light.
The basement is unfinished. The home, which sits on a 0.27-acre lot, has a brick two-car garage with newer doors and a slate roof.
The listing broker, Sheri Flagler of William Raveis Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, will hold an open house on Sunday, April 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. You can view this listing on her website: www.sheriflaglerrealestate.com.