Built in 2016, this spacious and pristine eight-room, 2,325-square-foot contemporary home is located at 43 Arborview Rd. in the highly sought after family-centered Moss Hill neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.
Sitting on top of one of the highest points in Boston is a newer constructed home, ready for a new owner who appreciates a quiet suburban-like setting and all the conveniences of city living at hand.
Built in 2016, this spacious and pristine eight-room, 2,325-square-foot contemporary home is located at 43 Arborview Rd. in the highly sought after family-centered Moss Hill neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Listed with Roberta Orlandino of Coldwell Banker for $1,249,000, this residence reflects the care that went into choosing the interior amenities as well as an eye toward outdoor perks.
“It’s hard to find new construction built in this area,” Orlandino said. “It’s urban, but it’s got that tranquil, lush green feel.”
The home sits on immaculately landscaped grounds with mature trees, colorful flower gardens and green grass plus privacy fences on three sides.
An open floor plan with clean lines, sleek hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings with recessed lighting and lots of large picture windows with colorful views create an inviting, bright and airy ambiance - an ideal mix, conducive for relaxing and for entertaining.
The main level opens to an inviting spacious L-Shaped living room-kitchen-dining area. The large living room has two picture windows offering delightful ever-changing views of the yard as time transitions from season to season. Automatic Hunter Douglas shades, when lowered, keep the room cool in the summer and provide night-time privacy all year round.
The professional grade kitchen features lustrous stainless appliances including a Wolf stove and hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher enhanced by a decorative glass backsplash, quartzite counters and soft-close crisp white cabinetry. A 20-bottle beverage rack above a cabinet height built-in microwave sits beside an almost floor-to-ceiling cabinet.
Two pendants dangle above the large quartz-covered island that seats three people. Decorative end shelves create space for easy access to cookbooks and/or a display for potpourri while the sink makes food prep and clean-up easy.
A pretty chandelier hangs in the corner of the adjacent dining area waiting for the perfect table arrangement; a window adds visual interest. A deep closet is tucked away close by. A French door with 15 small glass panes and a transom window above sits between dining room and kitchen, accessing a covered 9 x 21-foot deck leading to stairs opening to an 8x16-foot patio. These extra outdoor spaces are a great way to enjoy seasonal weather, al fresco dining and lots of back yard fun.
A foyer with a coat closet and an adjacent powder room complete this level.
A stairway in the foyer leads to the second-level vestibule. A small office – which could easily be changed into a cozy nursery – sits on one side of the stairwell while the master suite resides on the other side.
The spacious master bedroom has a big picture window with views of the city. With all the available storage space – 10 built-in drawers in the bedroom plus soft-close drawers in the large custom closet – the need for a dresser may be eliminated.
The en suite bathroom, discretely hidden behind a pocket door, boasts porcelain tiles in the glass enclosed shower, a built-in bench with small toiletry shelves and hand-held spray wand. A mirrored Robern medicine cabinet with self-lit lights on the inside and out sits above the long vanity.
On the opposite side of the stairwell is a short hallway where a closet sits across from a laundry room that contains a full size stackable Electrolux steam washer and dryer. A shared ceramic-tiled bathroom with tub-shower closes off the area. Two bedrooms with lots of windows and a single closet each rest on either side of this ensemble.
Tucked into the house at the far end of the floor is a shared wooden balcony that can be accessed from a French door in the master bedroom and a glass slider in the adjacent bedroom.
The lower level is finished, flexible and fabulous, featuring a spacious 24x16-foot room wired for surround sound, ideal for a media/family room; a bathroom with a shower; plus lots of additional storage space along with the utility closet. With a little ingenuity any of these areas can be customized as desired, perhaps creating a hobby haven for woodworking aficionados or creative crafters, a hospitality suite for guests or a colorful playroom for children, an office or study for the professional or student.
The upper level has an enclosed sitting room with lots of windows and a French door opening to a spacious roof deck with guardrails for safety and sensational views of the neighborhood and city to enjoy. A small beverage cooler and sink share the interior prep counter while the rooftop deck is equipped with water, gas and electricity. Adding tables and plenty of comfortable chairs, a colorful planter or two and a grill along with other personal touches make this oasis fitting, fun and fancy.
No matter which level you are on, “this house is all about entertaining,” Orlandino said. “Everything (the homeowners) did was really nice quality.”
Ample parking for guests is available in the driveway while a one-car garage has a spot for the homeowner’s vehicle. The garage, with a walkout door opening to the backyard, also has attic space for more storage, said Orlandino.
The home is close to Jamaica Pond, the Arnold Arboretum, the Lars Anderson skating pond, shops, cafes, bistros and more.
“Over the last couple of years, Centre Street has really filled in with a lot of specialty shops,” Orlandino said.
The location is also ideal for commuters: a brief walk to public transportation or a short ride into the city, there is also easy access to the Route 9, the Mass Pike, Longwood Medical Center and Faulkner Hospital.
While Moss Hill was once the playground, home and vacation spot for politicians, it has been transformed into a friendly, affordable neighborhood.
Unlike the Back Bay or the South End where space such as this would be a rare find, this area of Jamaica Plain is a perfect place to live.
“Newton taxes are higher. Brookline taxes are higher. We’re Boston, but it’s much more reasonable,” said Orlandino.
“Moss Hill feels more suburban, but you’re a stone’s throw from urban,” Orlandino said.
For more information contact Roberta Orlandino of Coldwell Banker at 617-312-1511 or Roberta@robertaorlandino.com.