Grand home overlooks the Arboretum in Jamaica Plain

The living room has a cozy charm with a gas fireplace built with a stone surround and mantel as a focal point and the second eating area nearby.

A grand home overlooking Arnold Arboretum from the top of a hill is waiting for a new owner after undergoing a complete interior change.

Located at 360 Arborway in Jamaica Plain, this center-entrance Colonial Revival home has been completely gutted and updated inside while still keeping a few touches as a nod to its history that dates back to the early 1900s.

With four great front porches, a grand entrance from the street below and an abundance of exquisite interior flourishes, this house is waiting to become a home for its next owner. It is listed by the Ellen, Janis and Josh Real Estate Team for $2,295,000.

While entering from the front is an option, a recent garage and addition to the back of the home provides a second choice.

The two-car garage is on Hampstead Road, a dead end street where friends, children and neighbors can often be found outside.

Entering from the back garage brings one to the newly created mud room, a 10-foot by 10-foot area with a bench for sitting on while removing dirty shoes or boots.

In this addition, there is also a powder room and access to a wonderful deck that opens to the backyard for those warm nights meant to be spent outside.

The new owners will love relaxing on the front porch in the morning or evening while looking out over the trees and plants of the always-popular Arnold Arboretum.

While the owner’s views are spectacular, so are the views of drivers on the Arborway who pass this home.

“When you drive by it at night, it’s so pretty,” broker Ellen Grubert of the Ellen, Janis and Josh Real Estate Team said. “This street is just magnificent.”

When entering the home, one is struck by the beauty and functionality of the flexible open floor plan on the first level.

It makes entertaining, relaxing and all types of gatherings easy with a kitchen, dining area and living room as well as a second dining area that could be used as one chooses, spread out on one floor.

Large, bright windows flood this level with natural light while recessed lighting in the ceilings of the rooms adds a soft glow in the evenings.

The chef’s kitchen has high end stainless steel Thermador appliances, including a large double oven and six-burner stove, undermount cabinet lighting, as well as quartz and granite counters and an island to gather at for eating or talking with the chef while meals are prepared.

Just a few steps away is the elegant dining area that makes serving and enjoying meals easy. With graceful wainscoting on the walls and the same unique electric candle lighting that is above the island, the room is a welcoming place to have a meal.

The living room has a cozy charm with a gas fireplace built with a stone surround and mantel as a focal point and the second eating area nearby.

This second area holds a custom bar with a refrigerator and beautiful built-in hutch that could just as easily be used as a game playing area or informal gathering spot.

All five of the homes bedrooms are located on the second floor. This includes the gorgeous master suite with an enormous walk-in closet and a spa-like marble bathroom.

The frameless glass shower has a rain head, handheld shower wand and four wall-mounted body jets as well as a bench. There is also a separate Jacuzzi tub for soaking.

Also on this level is a laundry room with a sink and cabinets for storage.

An added bonus area at the top of the stairs on the second floor is a cute office nook, perfect for a desk and chair or even a reading area. Sliding doors on either side lead to the two upper level front porches overlooking the Arborway and Arboretum.

Up one more level, the home’s builders and designers created another tremendous living space, a huge 56-foot by 25-foot loft space that is perfect as a media room or another gathering spot if used as an informal living room.

With eave storage, a full bathroom and a balcony, it is a well thought-out and planned living space for a new owner to take advantage of.

When going outside and getting some fresh air and exercise is needed, this home’s location makes it perfect for many types of outdoor activities.

Walking, jogging and biking trails are close by, particularly in the Arboretum. Covering 265 acres, the Arnold Arboretum was established in 1872. Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted collaborated on its design and planning.

For an evening out, a short walk down a nearby footpath from the home leads to South Street where shops, restaurants and more await.

“It’s the best of both worlds,” Grubert said. “It’s a neighborhood with trees and beautiful homes. And there’s a lot nearby.”

Jamaica Plain’s close proximity to the heart of Boston also makes it a prime location for families, executives and others looking to work in the city, but have a more suburban type life.

“Jamaica Plain, relative to the rest of the city, is relatively affordable,” Grubert said. “Cambridge is more money, Somerville is more money.”

For more information contact the Ellen, Janis and Josh team at 617-971-8940 or For a video tour visit

Address: 360 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

BR/BA: Five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms

Size: 4,527 square feet

Price: $2,295,000

Taxes: $8,498 (2017)

Year built: 1925, completely renovated 2017

Close by: Arnold Arboretum, Forest Hills Cemetery, shops and restaurants on South Street, Jamaica Pond, public transportation, community garden, medical facility, bike path, walking/jogging trails

Features: Complete renovation inside and expansion, top floor bonus family room, hardwood floors and ceiling fan in all bedrooms, four decks on the front of the home overlooking the Arnold Arboretum, custom bar, garage at the back of the home on a dead end street, home wired for surround sound, NEST programmable thermostats, insulated doors and windows.

Contact: Ellen, Janis and Josh Real Estate Team, 363 Centre St., Jamaica Plain at 617-971-8940,