The 3,600-square-foot Victorian at 493 Walnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain has been in the same family for three decades. It’s on the market as of today for $850,000 through Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty.
The house, the exterior of which looks quite Colonial, dates from 1897. According to the Boston Sunday Post on Feb. 7 of that year, 493 Walnut has basically been notable since birth:
It is understood that Mr. Theodore Hastings will soon commence the erection of an attractive house on the land which he has recently purchased on Walnut [a]venue, corner of Park Lane, facing Franklin Park. This is one of the most delightful locations for a residence in the suburbs of Boston.
The 5-BR, 2.5-BA still contains some of that original detailing, particularly in the woodwork. There is also a separate apartment suite, four fireplaces, and two sets of pocket doors.