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Jamaica Plain shingle with storied pedigree chops price $200K-plus

Now a low $2.23M

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]