Can you spot all of the mermaids in this Jamaica Plain listing? Agents wear costumes to reel in buyers

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The murals in a second-floor bedroom sparked the idea. Ryan Fullam/Heliobook

A four-bed, 2.5-bath home in Jamaica Plain is getting plenty of attention, and not just for its terraced garden and expansive backyard.

Located in the Sumner Hill neighborhood, 6 Alveston Terrace is a 1,843-square-foot, single-family home that hit the market for $1,500,000 Wednesday. But as anyone with an eye for unique real estate listings may notice, the photos feature several humans in mermaid costumes strategically placed throughout the home.

“Those are agents in the office,” said Eric Wei of Focus Real Estate, the agent on the listing. “I will neither confirm nor deny one of them is me.”

The murals in a second-floor bedroom sparked the idea.

“The owners have two daughters that love mermaids, so that was the original inspiration for it,” Wei told “We debated whether we should paint them over, and we decided to play it up.”

Back on the first floor, the home, which was built in 1900, has a living area with wallpaper that looks like big leaves off an aspen, as well as a kitchen that opens into a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace. The first floor also has a small sunroom.

The second floor is home to the spacious primary bedroom, as well as the aforementioned mermaid room, which opens into a roomy home office. Continue up to the third floor, and you’ll find a bonus side room/bedroom currently used as a den, as well as an additional bedroom.

Built on a 0.27-acre lot, the home features a front yard with a stunning terraced garden and a brick walkway that leads to the front porch. Walk around to the fenced-in backyard, which offers plenty of outdoor living space and rolling grass. There’s also a three-car garage.

See more photos of the home — and mermaids — below:

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