Here’s a rare new construction treat in Jamaica Plain
Brand new homes always generate excitement. Who doesn’t enjoy being first to flip light switches or play with the most up-to-date gadgets and technology? Still, good looks, comfort and livability trump the toys - something this extraordinary contemporary at 17 Zamora St. in Jamaica Plain does hands down.
For example, in addition to an elegant aesthetic and inviting ambiance, this home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, 2,390 square feet of living space, and - wait for it - a two-car garage.
Location near Jamaica Pond is a bonus for this beauty, listed by Chris Kostopoulos of Keller Williams for $2,150,000.
A compact “mudroom” tucked behind the front door is practical, efficient and, of course, attractive. Cleverly designed wall space (wooden slats ready for hooks) to hang coats and gear is below closed cabinetry and above a built-in bench with open cubbies.
The living/family room truly deserves the title “great” room because it’s just that - great. Besides being a beautiful spot to entertain or hang out every day, this room has personality from the nine-foot-high ceilings to white oak flooring (throughout the house, too).
Numerous details set the stage. Space, as in huge, is one example; a wall with four floor-to-ceiling flush mount closets wins instant applause.
There’s so much more, too.
Three full-glass pane windows are enormous and the gas fireplace with an oversized, sleek flush mount, honed black granite surround is a stunning modern statement. Long built-in benches that flank the fireplace under two of the windows have two drawers each plus an open cubby.
Now flexibility kicks in. While there is ample space to set up a sizable dining area, the kitchen has suitable space, that is, in fact, large enough for at least eight people as well as larger celebrations with nary a thought. Talk about having choices…
For the moment, however, the focus is on the kitchen. The big bright cookery has a suite of stainless steel Thermador appliances (including a six-burner gas range) plus a wine fridge and drawer microwave oven.
The wood sheathed range hood adds warmth - no pun intended - to an abundance of white, flush mount cabinetry accented by a slab backsplash that matches Silestone quartz used on the countertops and oversized island that seats three or four.
Every chef’s kitchen needs a pantry such as this one. A pocket door opens to a goodly sized space with floor-to-ceiling L-shaped shelving.
Let’s also remember the spacious covered deck and fenced yard just off the kitchen via a wall of sliders.
For added convenience, the first floor has a half bathroom that takes form and function to the next level. Its many features include a Toto commode and floating vanity with a quartz countertop, under mount sink and waterfall faucet. Natural light flows in via a large window.
Modern living (with all the amenities) continues on the second floor.
Three of the four bedrooms easily handle queen size beds and have good size closets deep enough to be considered “walk-ins.”
Clearly contemporary and classy, the shared bathroom has a good-looking floating vanity. A pocket door to a “separate” room with the commode and tub/shower ensemble increases function.
The laundry room has it all, too, from its window and side-by-side machines to a stainless steel sink with a quartz countertop. Folding table space atop the machines and overhead cabinetry provides extra niceties.
The primary bedroom suite that overlooks the back yard, however, is the star, period. Large windows tucked in one corner are the initial attraction, but not for long as eyes begin to gaze up to the vaulted ceiling that is at least 14-feet high at its peak.
The king-bed size sleeping chamber has ample space for furniture, but opting for seating works given the grand-sized walk-in closet/dressing room. Here, open shelving, specialized hanging areas and a two-drawer built-in bureau eliminate any storage concerns. In fact, this “room” is large enough for another chest or two.
Sliding open a pocket door reveals a stylish en suite spa with a surprise or two. One is the soaring vaulted ceiling with a skylight. Another is the separate commode room with a four-shelf built-in bookcase and a window.
Not to be outdone, the striking, fully tiled step-in shower in a frameless glass enclosure has its own window. Waterfall faucets are eye candy for the floating vanity with twin sinks.
The basement is a world unto itself. Currently unfinished - something easily changed with proper permitting - this walk-around lower level with high ceilings and the footprint of the entire house, is well, gigantic. Great for storage in the short or long-term, it certainly could become additional living and/or indoor play space.
P.S. The developer has another option just next door. This newbie has all the same bells, whistles, good looks and glamour as this home, but comes without a garage and is a trifle smaller.
Address: 17 Zamora St., Jamaica Plain
BR/BA: Four bedrooms; two full bathrooms; one half bathroom
Size: 2,390 square feet
Year built: 2022
Features: New construction home; living room with gas fireplace and wall of custom floor-to-ceiling closets; eat-in kitchen with Silestone quartz countertops, stainless steel suite of Thermador appliances including six-burner gas range, pantry and sliders to covered deck and fenced yard; primary suite has vaulted ceiling in sleeping chamber and en suite bathroom; laundry room with full-size machines and sink; white oak flooring; nine-foot ceilings; additional storage; full basement; two-car garage
Nearby: Whole Foods, shops, restaurants, cafes; surrounded by Jamaica Pond, Emerald Necklace, Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park, smaller parks and playgrounds offering lots of green space, recreation, and activities; Longwood Medical area; Bus #39, easy access to Boston
Contact: Chris Kostopoulos, Keller Williams Realty, 1340 Centre St., Suite 202, Newton, MA 02459