Home of the Week: Dedham condo features reclaimed mantels, church windows

Home of the Week
The master suite. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

36 Jackson Pond Road, Dedham


Style: Condo

Year built: 1984

Square feet: 4,000

Bedrooms: 4

Baths: 5 full, 2 half

Condo Fees: $800 a month

Sewer/water: Private

Taxes: $17,576 (2017)

The living room is where the genius of this multilevel home best shows itself, a room entered by passing between columns and stepping down three oak steps. The far wall is bisected by tall, curvy windows, one set of which overlooks Jackson Pond and a large tree with a wooden swing.

At the center of the far wall is a gorgeous reclaimed mantel of oak stained a cocoa brown with a lighter-hued carved ribbon. The home is full of reclaimed items: solid-wood interior doors, three more mantels, handrails, and windows — from churches and one that may have come from a ship.

Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac in a 13-unit condominium development in Dedham’s highly-sought-after Precinct 1, this home comprises two sections, each with the sharply pitched roofline evocative of an A-frame house. One is a two-door detached garage that has an den/bedroom with a wet bar and a full bath with a shower.

The foyer in the main structure has a tall ceiling, a terra-cotta-tile floor, and a sitting area bathed in light pouring in from a towering arched church window. A smaller arched window, also reclaimed from a church, offers a glimpse into the butler’s pantry.

Across from the sitting area, the dining room offers white wainscot, a fireplace, dark-blue wallpaper, and a half-moon window with spiderweb muntins. This is the window believed to have come from a ship.

The kitchen/family room combo is also off the foyer and features recent upgrades that include dark leathered-granite counters, quartersawn oak cabinets, and appliances with black doors. The breakfast island has a wine fridge and seating, and the flooring here is tile. The kitchen also comes with two pantries, including a butler’s pantry with a wet bar.

The visual focus of the carpeted family room is the fireplace with the reclaimed mantel. At the other end, a slider leads to a deck and down to the in-ground pool, and a door opens to a three-season porch overlooking the shallow pond.

Two mudrooms — one off the foyer, the other off the kitchen — and a half bath complete the first level, which is dotted with recessed lighting.

In the family room, the first of three sets of stairs in this home leads to the second floor, where there is a den and a master suite with a nearly 25-foot-long windowed walk-in closet. The bedroom area itself is graced by an arched window of mostly clear glass framed by a ribbon of stained glass. The bed is positioned opposite a fireplace.

There are two master baths separated by the bedroom. One sports a rainforest-like color scheme; there is green marble on the floor, atop the long single vanity, and in the shower. The other bath offers a walk-in closet, a single vanity with a marble counter, and a whirlpool tub clad in white handpainted tile. The flooring is marble.

A large deck off the bedroom offers a view of the pond and pool.

A final set of stairs leads up to the third floor. Here there are two bedrooms of roughly the same size and a full bath with a green ceramic-tile floor, a tub/shower combo, and a single vanity topped with white stone.

The finished basement holds an updated full bath, a sauna, another den, storage, a recreation room, and workshop space. It adds about 700 square feet of living space not included in the overall total because it is below grade.

The listing agent is Alison Brown of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westwood. Her website is To see a video of the property, view more photos, or take a video tour, go to

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