Real Estate Showdown: A Newton Single-Family vs. a Pond-side Townhouse in Jamaica Plain

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Real Estate Showdown: A Newton Single-Family vs. a Pond-side Townhouse in Jamaica Plain

Listing Agents: RACHEL GOLDMAN, MGS GROUP REAL ESTATE (NEWTON); DANA WARREN, HAWTHORN PROPERTIES (BOSTON)

PHOTOS BY DRONE HOME MEDIA (NEWTON); KERRY HOWELL PHOTOGRAPHY (BOSTON)

750 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Sales Price: ~$2,250,000 67 Burroughs St., Unit D, Boston
$2,395,000
3
3,238 square meters
6
2 full, 1 half
Asking price
days on the market
Size
bedroom
bathroom
$1,975,000
5
2,643 square meters
3
2 full, 1 half

Baby it’s cold outside— not that the new homeowners of this red-brick Colonial building in Newton Center will feel the cold. When the temperature drops, a wood-burning fireplace provides warmth in the spacious living area. The home also features a light-filled family room, a formal dining room and a professionally landscaped backyard.

Back in town, this Craftsman-style JP home is just as inviting as its Newton counterpart thanks to an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and a gourmet kitchen. At the heart of the home, a gas-powered double-sided fireplace separates the dining and living areas, bringing warmth to both areas. With breathtaking views of Jamaica Pond from two decks, it’s no surprise this property sold for $275,000 over asking price. The Newton Center home, on the other hand, sold for $145,000 below the asking price, suggesting that a waterfront townhouse may be more desirable than a suburban home on a main street.

First published in the print edition of the December 2023/January 2024 issue with the headline “A Newton single-family home vs. a pond-side townhouse in Jamaica Plain.”