Located on a quiet dead end street in the Moss Hill neighborhood of Jamaica Plain at 151 Pond St., this home has its own backyard and two-car garage.

A 1927 traditional Tudor-style home with curb appeal, updated for the new millennium, is available for someone looking to move closer to the city without having to opt for a condominium.

Located on a quiet dead end street in the Moss Hill neighborhood of Jamaica Plain at 151 Pond St., this home has its own backyard and two-car garage.

Originally owned and occupied by the prominent Bowditch family in the late 19th century, the 200-acre hill has been transformed into a vibrant residential neighborhood for those who enjoy the benefits of city amenities while holding onto a suburban feel.

“Moss Hill is its own little unique enclave,” broker Mark Hand of Raveis Residential Group said. “It’s mostly single family homes, sizeable pieces of land and a good mix of housing styles.”

This distinguished Tudor home with its steep gabled slate roofs, stucco with decorative wood patterns above a striking brick design and embellished doorways enveloped by a professionally landscaped yard offers 2,446 square feet of character and charm along with contemporary comforts. It is listed for $1,285,000.

A small peaked roof sits over the “just-off center” arched door (offering additional curb appeal along with protection from the elements) that opens to a cozy tiled-floor foyer with dual coat closets on either side. A second door opens to a sizeable foyer - the hub of the first floor activity.

Contemporary flairs were added during the 2006 renovations and can be evidenced in the spacious and sparkling kitchen boasting high ceilings with recessed lighting and gleaming hardwood floors. Marble counters with a decorative tile backsplash complement the beautiful cherry cabinets.

Dreamy high-end stainless appliances include a 36-inch Thermador range, JennAir French door refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. The peninsula with seating for two, making a cozy spot for sharing a snack or a meal, thoroughly rounds out the offerings in this delightful chef’s kitchen.

A door leads to the private fenced backyard with a brick patio, creating a perfect sanctuary for families with children and/or pets.

One’s attention is immediately drawn to the gorgeous herringbone floors with a cherry inlay in the foyer as the pattern gracefully flows into the formal dining room on one side (located conveniently across from the kitchen) and the sprawling living room on the other side.

Rich wood stain wainscoting, window and door casings plus the box beam ceilings further create the look and feel of authenticity and sophistication in every sense of the word.

Mounted wall sconces and a chandelier, multiple windows divided into six or eight rectangular pains and a grand brick fireplace in the living room provide a fashionable gathering space, reminiscent of yesteryear, for family and friends.

An adjoining room, with several original lead glass windows and built-in book shelves, could be used as a quaint sunroom or library, offering a quiet space for relaxation and reflection.

A cozy bedroom with a closet – ideal for overnight guests – and a short hallway with a closet that leads to a half bathroom complete the first floor collaborative.

The original newel at the bottom of the foyer stairway leads the way up the wonderful wooden staircase ending with a curved railing at the end of the hall, opening to a bedroom with two closets. According to Hand, the cedar closet can be refreshed by sanding.

The generous master bedroom has two great storage options with one large closet as well as an extra-large pass-through closet leading to the full bathroom.

A third bedroom holds two large closets for seasonal wear and storage while a linen closet and second full bathroom with a tub is located between the two bedrooms.

Other offerings not typically found in the city include abundant storage space in a full basement and full attic allowing for expanding families to grow in place.

This home will appeal to people from most any stage of life – from growing families to empty-nesters. There’s plenty of space for children and grandchildren. It’s also great for professionals and retired folk. It is close to many local hospitals and nearby the Financial and Seaport districts as well as all the cultural activity that the city has to offer.

Being close to the pulse of Boston, yet living in what many consider a suburban setting, gives the new homeowner the best of both worlds.

“It’s a little less noisy here,” Hand said, and for those “who might not be ready to live next to an attached brownstone, there’s a sense of privacy.”

Families will enjoy the home’s close proximity to the Brookline International School and Dexter Southfield School – both privately directed with impeccable reputations for quality education – as well as all the enjoyable open and serene green spaces.

The home sits equidistance from Jamaica Pond and the Arboretum, a little more than a 15-minute walk to either area. Both spots offer excellent year-round options to walk or run or just to sit a spell without the hassle of transportation and traffic.

The Southwest Corridor Parkway is also nearby with lots of walking paths, sprinkled with playgrounds and trails for bike riding.

“Once you get on a trail, you have a relatively safe bike ride all the way downtown,” Hand said.

Larz Anderson Park is less than a 20-minute walk where there is outdoor ice skating in the winter and vintage car shows in the summer at its auto museum, not to mention all the eateries and boutiques splashed around the neighborhood.

Never worry again about looking for parking spaces, having to scrape a car after a wintry New England storm or paying exorbitant rates for parking because this home comes with a two-car garage at the end of the long driveway, accessed from quiet Billings Lane should you want to travel further than your Jamaica Plain oasis.