On The Market: 78 Morton Road, Milton

This historical property has a wonderfully contemporary decor.


This historical home only gets better when you walk in the door (Photo Provided).

The Robbins-Cabot house was built by the first president of Milton Academy prep school on land once owned by the last Royal Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. This is not to say, however, that the home is not in the upmost condition. “On Milton Hill there are rarely houses with such a fine pedigree that have been updated so extensively,” says Coldwell Banker listing agent Meredith Hall.

The current owners of this home moved out for two years while the home was thoroughly updated, taking on a level of maintenance that most homeowners do not. Hall points out that it is rare to have such an extensively renovated home. Throughout this period, the kitchen and the bathrooms were transformed into beautiful marble spaces, some of the more contemporary features of the home.

“The owners have maintained all of the original woodwork and moldings, but it does have a modern décor,” Hall says. “I think historic antique meets modern glam would be the best way to describe it.”

With the beauty of custom-built wood features and period lighting as well as contemporary decorating, this home is a blend of old and new. “It’s elegant in a way that’s understated,” says Hall, of this home that is in walking distance of the train on a quiet Milton street.

78 Morton Road, Milton
Price:  $2,629,000
Year Built:  1795
Living Area:  5,737 square feet
Bedrooms:  5
Bathrooms:  4 full, 1 half
Fireplaces:  8
Basement:  Yes
Garage:  Yes

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