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For sale: Jamaica Plain, Cambridge condos that abut peaceful surroundings

The historic, garden-style burial grounds of Mount Auburn and Forest Hills offer nearby space for tranquil walks.

10 WACHUSETT STREET #3 / JAMAICA PLAIN.HANDOUT

$525,000

10 WACHUSETT STREET #3 / JAMAICA PLAIN

SQUARE FEET 899

CONDO FEE $225 a month

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1

LAST SOLD FOR $470,000 in 2017

PROS This top-floor unit crowns a 1910 three-decker that nearly abuts the park-like Forest Hills Cemetery (and the Leland Street Cooperative Garden). The open living and dining area features exposed wood beams, built-ins, and a wood stove. Two bedrooms, one with built-in shelving, share a newer bath. The tiled kitchen and butler’s pantry have been updated with soapstone counters, mosaic tile backsplash, stainless appliances, and modern, glossy-red cabinets. A rear deck offers glimpses of the city skyline; there’s a second private porch in front. The unit includes one off-street parking spot. CONS Laundry is in basement, down three flights.

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The open living and dining area features exposed wood beams.Handout

Morgan Johnson, The Muncey Group at Compass, 857-315-6559, 10wachusett.com

$695,000

27 HOLWORTHY STREET #1 / CAMBRIDGE

27 HOLWORTHY STREET #1 / CAMBRIDGE.Handout

SQUARE FEET 1,052

CONDO FEE $200 a month

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1

LAST SOLD FOR $535,000 in 2016

PROS Comprising the first floor of an 1897 three-decker, this unit is around the corner from America’s first landscaped “garden-style” graveyard, Mount Auburn Cemetery. Off the entry hall, the sunny living and dining rooms feature wide-plank pine floors, pocket doors, and Victorian ceiling medallions. Two bedrooms flank an updated bath with step-in shower. The remodeled kitchen includes black granite counters, white Shaker-style cabinets, stainless appliances, and a laundry alcove. A private porch off the back overlooks the shared yard and a bike path. The unit includes one deeded driveway spot. CONS No bathtub for little ones.

The sunny living and dining rooms feature wide-plank pine floors, pocket doors, and Victorian ceiling medallions.Handout

John and Maria Reilly, JMR Real Estate Group, 617-957-6373, JMRrealestategroup.com


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