Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, a nephew of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and an acolyte of 19th-century architect Henry Hobson Richardson, designed the shingle at 7 Louders Lane in Jamaica Plain for a great-granddaughter of Paul Revere.
(Sounds like some kind of Boston trivia question, but it’s real.)
The house hit the sales market in September 2016 through Re/Max Destiny for $2,499,000.
That price has now come down a rather precise $204,000 to $2,295,000.
The four-floor affair dates from 1897, and runs to an incredible 7,825 square feet. That expanse includes four full bathrooms and the potential for nine bedrooms.
There is also a "dedicated billiard room," according to the listing, and an enclosed porch, never mind seven fireplaces and a cast-iron stove born in 1879.
Jamaica Plain shingle built for Paul Revere’s great-granddaughter drops [Curbed Boston]
Henry Hobson Richardson architecture in the Boston area: a gallery [Curbed Boston]