Part of the greater Boston area, and bordered by Boston to the north, Milton, Massachusetts was named 7th on the list of "Best Places to Live in the United States" by Money Magazine in 2007. With a population of over 26,000 residents, it is located between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills, popular for it's skiing areas, hiking and biking. It is also the birthplace of George Bush senior, architect R. Buckminster Fuller and home to the current governor of Massachusetts.
Take a step back in time. One of the oldest and finest homes on historic Milton Hill is the Gooch-Churchill House, circa 1740.
Lovingly and thoughtfully renovated and maintained by its owners, this premiere property combines the historical details of a bygone era with all of the comforts and conveniences of today's modern lifestyles.
Framed like a Norman Rockwell painting by quaint stone walls and a white picket fence, this property offers plenty of space for kids play, gardens and entertaining as well.
The grand foyer welcomes you into this home. You'll immediately notice the striking 11 foot ceilings on both the first and second levels.
The formal dining room is located off the to the right side of the 5' grand staircase with it's elegant bannisters. It has broad, low window seats, original Indian shutters and wide panelled wainscoting.
The focal point of the formal living room are the two unique arched alcoves flank the massive fireplace (one of 7 in this home!) and the soffits of the arches feature intricate ornamental carvings - something you just don't find in the homes of today. Original Indian shutters adorn the windows.
The high ceilings, original beams and large fireplace make this room grand! One can almost imagine the likes of Adams, Gooch and Quincy seated before the roaring fireplace engulfed in the matters of the day.
This oversized kitchen hosts a cast iron AGA stove plus two convection ovens as it's centerpiece. It is accented by hand painted Italian tiles. A Viking refrigerator, custom cabinetry and honed granite countertops will make the chef right at home.
This family room features solid wood paneled walls and a soaring cathedral ceiling, washing the space in natural light. The slate flooring with radiant heat keeps the room cozy all winter.
The second level also features 11 foot ceilings. This level features two very large bedrooms, plus the elegant master suite, featuring an attached bath and large closet and dressing area.
The bright third level boasts a 27 x 24' den plus an additional bedroom or computer room.
The wood paneled second level over the garage boasts cathedral ceilings, cork flooring, and the old exposed beams, plus gas heat and electricity. Perfect for a gym or a hobby room!
For a personal tour of this unique property, call Kathleen Huntington at 617 922-0527.
INFO: Kelly Rege Properties
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