“…green, dipping, glistening, gorgeous……there we were, right in the midst of it, a long time silent and then speaking softly as it were enchantment indeed”
- Frederick Law Olmsted
Situated on the rolling land of Jamaica Hills is one of the most beloved and romantic Jamaica Plain homes - the Wee Stone House at 57 Louders Lane, in Jamaica Plain, coveted as much for its setting as its distinctive stone and architecture. Accompanying this home is an unusual insight into its story with a book about it published* by the previous owners. Inspiration for the style of the house came from an extraordinary architect, Ernest Flagg, whose celebrated designs include the Singer Tower & Corcoran Gallery of Art. Drawing sunlight, the interior of the house gives a “wooded” feeling one finds in a country hideaway and offers a nexus of rooms that flows seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. Designed to be acoustically pleasing for Sunday afternoon vocal and piano concerts, the Great Room is the heart of this home with rich natural wood in wide slats offering warmth and a rare silence. A wood-burning fireplace lives at one end of this fantastical room and bead-board doors at the other end lead to a wet bar and the private stone patio, gardens and woods. At once a sanctuary and a gathering place, this room will pull you homeward and away from the world.
Since the last sale, the present owners have done a tasteful renovation beginning with interior and exterior paint and includes the Kitchen, 3 Baths all appointed with high-end appliances and fixtures, the Master Suite, a new Family Room or Office on the lower level, refinished floors, new lighting, sound system, heating, central air conditioning and associated electrical and plumbing to accompany the improvements, repointed stone and an irrigation system. The Kitchen is an architect’s jewel in marble and stainless steel high-end appliances & fixtures, delightfully providing access to the rear patio. Sleeping quarters host 3+ Bedrooms and 3 new Baths. Nestled under the eaves find a Master Bedroom Suite replete with skylights, built-ins and a gorgeous Bath. Additionally, the lower level provides a Finnish Helo sauna and Family Room or Office with a separate entrance opening onto the splendid grounds.
The land, set behind the Mossbank Footpath is enchantment itself - a natural world, 15,000 sq ft tamed and populated with a multitude of trees, shrubs and flowers hand-chosen and cultivated to create a gardener’s paradise. Lush greenery surrounds stone paths, perfect for peaceful walks and meditation. Moss Hill is ideally located nearby Jamaica Pond and Louders Lane sits across from the Arnold Arboretum, 265 acres of parkland. The privacy of it nestled into the hillside, proximity to the abundant green spaces and downtown Boston offer residents a rare urban refuge. The scent of the seasons, beauty and quiet – inhabitants of the Wee Stone House may seldom want to leave home.
Cervone Deegan & Associates at Coldwell Banker is proud to represent the sale of this property. The public Open House is this Sunday, 10/21, 1-3 PM.