Show House tour spotlights mansion returned to former glory
The John C. Potter Estate in Newton had seen better days. The grand Victorian, now used as administrative offices for the Jackson-Walnut Park Schools, is in fine structural condition. Cosmetically however, the space was an interior design time capsule, complete with dropped ceilings and pink shag carpets. But with the help of 35 Boston-area interior designers, the mansion is now filled with rooms that look as if they have been plucked from the pages of Architectural Digest.