On The Market: 188 Hillside, Milton
With all the conveniences of modern living in a gorgeously remade barn, this once-in-a-lifetime property surpasses expectations at every turn. Situated in Scott’s Woods historical district, this sought-after location is only ten minutes from downtown Boston.
A testament to the area, this barn and the house on this historic property were built in the 1700s, but when the structures were redone, the barn was converted into the main residence. “Many times when we’ve had renovations, people haven’t taken historical architecture into account,” says Coldwell Banker listing agent Theresa Donovan. In this case, the owners retained the barn and added onto it, giving the property a main house in the barn as well as a cottage, heated cabin, and three-car garage with an upper level of storage space.
The gorgeous post-and-beam barn offers the main home beautifully high ceilings in large rooms, and expansive windows saturating the space with incredible light. This space has also been extensively renovated with energy efficient systems, new bathrooms, a custom kitchen. Past a new gunite pool, a bluestone terrace, and meticulous landscaping lies a 1,160 square foot, one-bedroom cottage. “The barn is all lofts and exposed beams,” Donovan notes, “but everything today’s buyers are looking for.”
While the luminosity of the wide windows in the main house is astounding, the cottage has undeniable charm with old details like a traditional fireplace and beehive oven, adding to the atmosphere on the property. Yet another bonus, these 4.58 acres of land are comprised of two separate lots thanks to the separation of the buildings, leaving the property flexible to expansion or development.
188 Hillside, Milton
Living Area: 6,500 square feet
Lot Size: 4.58 acres
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half