Two-Bedroom Unit Available at JP Cohousing in Boston
From: Dave and Diane (
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 17:52:43 -0700 (PDT)
Jamaica Plain Cohousing--Green Living in the City
Unit 210--Asking $338,000

811 square foot condominium (inside floor area) with an efficient layout
2 bedrooms (one quite large), 1 full bathroom
Superb condition (4 years old)
Walk-in storage closet
Walk-in pantry with washer & dryer hook-ups (gas)
Breakfast bar counter in kitchen, which opens to dining area and living room
Excellent daylight and cross-ventilation throughout the day
Views of the bike path / linear park across the street
Sunlit private balcony
Ceiling fans in main bedroom and living room (second bedroom set-up for one as well) Condo fees are $379 and include heat, hot water, electricity, Internet and use of all condo facilities
One deeded parking space

Shared condo facilities:
Beautiful multi-purpose room with bamboo flooring and cathedral ceilings
Huge gourmet kitchen
Kids’ play room
Living room
Guest suite with two bedrooms, foyer, and shared bath
Common use office space
Laundry room with three washers and dryers
Storage room with heavy-duty shelving
Teen game room
Kids’ outdoor play structure
Fabulous outdoor patio with grill & “chiminea”
Safe, open green courtyard
Beautiful common gardens throughout including fruit, herbs, and flowers
Huge community basement includes bike, baby carriage, gardening supply storage & woodworking/craft shop. Received the Mayor’s 2007 Green Award, and the Boston Society of Architects 2009 Citation for Social Sustainability

Building features:
Energy Star rated building with high efficiency hot water, heating & energy recovery ventilation Hardi-plank siding with blown-in dense packed cellulose (recycled product)
Energy-efficient windows with low-E coating and argon
All condos handicap accessible via common elevator and exterior walkways
High-end sound barriers between units

One block from Green Street Station
20 minutes to downtown Boston
Adjacent to linear park with tennis and basketball courts nearby (great for dog walkers too) as well as bike and pedestrian access into downtown Boston. 5 minute walk to Stony Brook Brewery complex with Ula Café, Bella Luna restaurant, The Milky Way Lounge, Sam Adams Brewery and Mike’s Gym as well as many artists’ studios and non-profits (including the JPNDC and Bikes Not Bombs).

Last but not Least, the community!
JP Cohousing is full of life and activities with community meals just about every week and usually a birthday party at least once a month! There are 30 units in total with people of all ages and backgrounds living with a strong community spirit. The community has a car- sharing program, a bike-sharing program, a subsidized T-Pass and CSA pickup on-site. Check out the website at or contact Diane Simpson (me) for more details.

--Diane Simpson

outreach facilitator
JP Cohousing  617-522-2209
65 Cornwall Street
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