The bones of 991 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain date from around 1770, six years before the British evacuated Boston to George Washington’s Continental Army.
The house—now on sale through Arborview Realty for $840,000, or $437 a square foot—has of course been significantly updated beyond its 18th-century origins. That doesn’t mean those origins aren’t still visible if you look hard enough. Check out the kitchen ceiling, for instance, or the house’s very exterior.
The 1,918-square-foot spread includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s central air and enough parking for three cars.
And, as for that tag, it’s competitive for Boston houses these days. A Greater Boston Association of Realtors report pegged the latest median sales price for detached single-families in the city at $655,000 and the average price per square foot at $413.