5 Hubbard Street was built in 1910 with classic colonial proportions and has spent its existence as a familiar, solid presence in a traditionally close-knit central Jamaica Plain community. The owners began life as newlyweds here and leave as a five person family (including their pitbull) in search of woods and trails and new adventures. During the course of the past decade, the comprehensive renovations have been guided by the owners’ love for European design, accommodating a comfortable, modern lifestyle.

Renovations began in the kitchen with custom KraftMaid cabinets, Jenn-Air appliances, Corian counters and a custom peninsula where guests keep the chef company. Generously proportioned French doors were chosen, allowing a free flow of light and comfortable access to the adjacent hardwood deck and fully enclosed and granite trimmed patio. Many additional improvements followed: all new high R-value windows and fully insulated front door, renovated driveway with pavers, granite curbs and steps and renovated front and back decks. Dramatically blooming dogwoods add privacy to the bluestone patio and the stunning perennial flower garden.

The master bedroom was upgraded with a walk-in closet and built-in bookshelves, and in 2016, both bathrooms were gutted and strikingly re-designed by a local architect and feature custom built, handcrafted cabinetry, high end Dornbracht and Hansgrohe fixtures and teak accents, radiant floor heating, and a ThermaSol steam shower on the third floor. Contemporary high design chandeliers from Italy in both living and dining areas serve as the most recent expression of the owners’ love for great modern design and ongoing commitment to creating a warm, functional, unique living space.

5 Hubbard Street offers a unique blend of old world charm and urban enticements. Neighbors enjoy the simple pleasures of chatting together, and taking the short stroll down the quiet, one way street to the fields, tennis courts and playgrounds of the adjacent Pierre Lallement linear park and bike path. Nearby Stony Brook Station provides instant access to the subway and brings all of Boston within the easy reach of a 15 minute train ride. A short walk across the park brings one to the JPNDC Brewery complex featuring Ula Cafe, Bella Luna restaurant, seasonal farmers' markets and a diverse range of art, educational, and community development resources.


  • 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom
  • 2293 square feet
  • Offered at $1,089,000