Custom Cape in Jamaica Plain a nature lover's dream

If you took a turn off Allandale Street in Jamaica Plain not far from Allandale Woods, and ended up on Brownson Terrace’s picturesque cul-de-sac, you’d probably spot the custom Cape at 10 Brownson Terrace and keep going. What you won’t know is that behind the unassuming, if meticulously maintained exterior, lies an exceptional family home looking for only its third owner.

Extensive remodeling and a steadfast attention to detail have enhanced this New England classic with too many upgrades to name. But let’s try.

If the “kitchens sell homes” adage is true, 10 Brownson’s kitchen is up to the task. The huge, eat-in space is sun-filled thanks to a skylight, glass sliders to one of the home’s decks and custom storage throughout, all under an extra tall vaulted ceiling.

The living room, with its big picture window and handsome gas fireplace is equally impressive. For formal dining occasions, the dining room enjoys easy access to kitchen and a period built-in hutch.

Officially, the home has four well-proportioned bedrooms — including one with direct access to a luxe second-floor deck — and three modern baths, but that’s barely scratching the surface of what the home’s more than 3,700 square feet have to offer. In fact, the finished basement alone adds a comfortable playroom, a dedicated exercise space, and an expansive laundry room and workshop.

The backyard abuts an abundant tree line, giving the area added privacy. A sparkling in-ground pool awaits, surrounded by a large, flat lot. The Jamaica Hills location is ideal for walking to the Allandale Farm farmstand for fresh local produce and is also close to MBTA bus lines and commuter rail. Drivers will love the attached two-car garage.

Open house hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. To find out more about the home, contact Katie Thurston with Thurston Residential Real Estate Services, at 508-801-2991.

Home Showcase

Address: 10 Brownson Terrace, Boston
Bedrooms: 4
List Price: $1,295,000
Square feet: 3,722
Price per square foot: $348
Annual taxes: $5,584 in 2019
Location: Nature lover’s dream near Arboretum
Built in: 1949

The Appraisal


— Spectacular outdoor space
— Luxury amenities

— Closer to neighboring homes

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