New townhouses coming to Jamaica Plain

Construction is underway for two new homes at 19 Cheshire St.

With eyes on Jamaica Plain and the major renovations and remodeling going on in the area, this new two-unit townhome at 19 Cheshire St. offers people an opportunity to move into the heart of a community growing in popularity.

Once a vacation hotspot in the 1800s, old houses and buildings in Jamaica Plain are currently being replaced with single-family homes, condominiums and apartments while still holding on to some of the beautiful existing architecture, according to Mark Hand of The Residential Group at William Raveis Real Estate.

Hand said Cedar Hill builders have turned several properties into some of the nicest homes because they are good at what they do. Located in a cul-de-sac, the property at 19 Cheshire St. is “in central Jamaica Plain and that’s a very desirable place to be,” Hand said.

Each townhome at The Farmhouse Residences, currently under construction, sells for $1,495,000 and has all the upscale modern finishes one would expect in the heart of Boston along with the neighborhood feeling of living in Jamaica Plain. Both units are mirror images of each other, except for a slight square foot differential.

Stepping in the front door of either unit, one will be struck by the openness of the entire first floor flowing from the dining area through the living area into the kitchen. Entertaining in this space means no guest will feel separated from their host as there is room enough to cook while socializing with visitors.

“The kitchens will be magnificent,” expressed Hand.

Showcasing two 15-foot walls of cabinetry and appliances anchored by a center island with seating for four, chefs will be in seventh heaven as they use the Thermador Professional appliances: a 36-inch gas Pro Grand® range with a blue knob kit, a 36-inch chimney wall drawer hood, a 48-inch side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, and a dishwasher.

The painted maple inset cabinetry has beautiful shaker details and is painted in hues of cobalt blue and dove white, underscoring the farmhouse character. The cabinet style front panels will grace the refrigerator and dishwasher while marble-veined quartz counters and white perimeter cabinets will add to the open feel of the space.

A sliding door leads from the kitchen to a private deck where families and friends can enjoy a bite to eat or star-gaze on a clear night. What farmhouse would be complete without a garden? Gardeners will enjoy the fruits of their labor while being enticed by a colorful array of fragrant flowers and succulent vegetables to liven up any meal.

The farmhouse flair continues throughout the house with the wide plank hickory flooring and baseboard moldings in the living and dining rooms. A half bathroom with an inset vanity cabinet with exposed chrome hinges, white undermount sink, a honed marble countertop and an eight-inch spread faucet with vintage styling complete the ensemble of this floor.

Three large bedrooms are found on the second floor, including a master bedroom with a privacy doorway and two closets.

The en suite bathroom is filled with marble from the floor tile and shower surround tile in a running bond pattern to the marble topped double vanity with his and hers undermount sinks. A frameless glass paneled door and a rainhead as well as a separate shower wand are part of the oversized shower.

The guest bathroom located in the hallway has the same attention to detail with marble floor tile and a marble topped vanity. A Mirabelle contemporary soaking tub will also have the running bond marble tile pattern.

This floor also has hookups for an enclosed side-by-side washer and vented electric dryer that helps make laundry tasks convenient and accessible.

Other planned inside accents and details include beadboard ceilings in the living and dining areas, a shiplap accent wall leading up the staircase to the first floor, and solid oak handrails with a dark stain finish, hardwood box newel posts and turned balusters.

A full staircase leads to the unfinished attic offering plenty of storage space. A finished basement provides extra living space for recreation, relaxation and other considerations as well as a storage area.

Windows by Matthew Brothers, a New England company, has been making windows since the 1800s. Not only energy efficient, these windows also tilt in for easy cleaning.

To limit sound transmissions between units, builders are using a variety of sound deadening techniques to keep each home a peaceful oasis.

The moisture-resistant concrete siding and trim installed on this beautifully restored Victorian era home’s exterior, while deterring rotting, cracking and splitting will make upkeep minimal for new owners.

Hand says that Jamaica Plain “has a very community feel. People here care about things. They care about preserving what they have.”

Hand said the location cannot be beat for those wanting a suburban feel while still having an easy commute into the city for work.

“It’s so close to major hospitals (for work); they can take the bus or the T or ride their bike. The Southwest Corridor Park runs all the way to Back Bay. You can get in an Uber and get into Boston within 15 minutes. It’s pretty quick and cheap.”

Public transportation includes four nearby T stops on Green Street, Jackson Square, Stoneybrook and Forrest Hills. For car owners, there will be off-street parking with one garage space and one surface space for each unit.

“There are tons of outdoor parks like the Arborway and Jamaica Pond,” Hand said. “The architecture is beautiful. Cheshire is just an awesome location.”

Construction is slated to be completed this summer. Pre-construction sales are going on now. For more information, contact Mark Hand at 617-733-4240 or

Address: The Farmhouse Residences, 19 Cheshire St., Jamaica Plain

BR/BA: Three-plus bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath

Size: 2,463 square feet right side, 2,549 square feet left side

Total number of units: Two

Price: $1,495,000 for each unit

Association fee: Unknown

Taxes: Unknown

Year built: 2018

Features: Thermador professional appliance package in kitchen, Bosch drawer style microwave, mahogany front door and entry staircase, rear deck leading to private garden area, tankless hot water, Carrara marble in bathrooms, wide plank hickory floor and stairway treads, Beadboard ceilings in the living and dining areas, one garage parking spot and one surface spot.

Close by: Southwest Corridor park for biking, shops, restaurants, parks including Franklin Park, Green Street orange line T stop, Green Street Supermarket, Café Nero, banks, post office, schools, Curtis Hall Community Center

Contact: Mark Hand, The Residential Group - William Raveis Real Estate, 16 Clarendon St., Boston

Phone: 617-733-4240

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