Boston Herald

Modestly marvelous in JP

- By miriam Schwartz

Jamaica Plain’s coveted Moss Hill neighborho­od holds plenty of residentia­l treasures but this week we’re especially partial to the adorable Cape at 39 Westcheste­r Road.

With an interior transforme­d from its more modest mid-century origins into an open, sunny floor plan, the home combines major curb appeal with modern updates all without losing that vintage flair.

The unusual but delightful­ly fresh layout of the main floor breaks down — almost literally — some of the walls you’d find in a traditiona­l Cape to reveal an open living room that flows into a dining area and architect-designed kitchen. Unique built-in shelving for displaying your favorite mementos and a joyful glass tiled wood-burning fireplace add interest.

In the kitchen, polished concrete counters, custom cabinetry and cork floors, plus a glass tile backsplash that recalls the fireplace inlay, add up to a fun, functional cooking and entertaini­ng space. And, right off the kitchen, a raised deck overlooks a generous, gently sloped yard lined with hemlock and spruce trees.

With a bedroom and office space on the main level, the home adds two more bedrooms on the second floor, including a frontto-back primary suite with a vaulted ceiling and dormers, and a second bedroom that currently lives as a walk-in closet and dressing room. Even more room can be found in the semifinish­ed basement — with a bar space, laundry area and storage galore.

The unbeatable JP location is accessible to Jamaica Pond, Centre Street fun and the Arnold Arboretum.

To learn more about the bungalow, on the market for $949,000, contact the BJ & Meredith Realty Group with Unlimited Sotheby’s Internatio­nal Realty, 617249-4237.

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