You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

HOme of the week

Rambling Victorian house in Jamaica Plain

This Forest Hills Street home has nine bedrooms.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

This Forest Hills Street home has nine bedrooms.

235 Forest Hills St., Jamaica Plain

Price: $999,000

Style: Victorian

Continue reading below

Built: 1870

Bedrooms: 9

Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 half

Square feet: 4,195

Sewer: Public

With nine bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a four-story tower crowned with a circular reading room, this Victorian house resembles one of those Russian dolls with layer upon layer inside. The lobby has a marble floor and is next to a sitting room with floor-to-ceiling bay windows, a marble fireplace, and a half-bath. The formal living room also has a marble fireplace and leads to another sitting room — with a fireplace and another half-bath. Through a doorway is the formal dining room.

The kitchen has butcher block counters, a prep island, and an exposed brick wall. First-floor ceilings are 10 feet and most floors are wood in various tones. The second-floor master has a bed area snuggled between bay windows and a private bath. Other bedrooms vary in size. Reached through its own narrow stairway, the reading room has 360-degree views of the neighborhood and more during fall and winter. Across the street is Franklin Park. The floors and bathrooms on the second and third floors need updating and freshening. The house sits back from the street, and has a large parking area. The backyard has a platform treehouse.

Listing broker Stephen Lussier of Arborview Realty in Jamaica Plain is holding an open house Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week