On the Block

For sale: Homes built in the 1800s in Milton

These antique homes are minutes from the town’s private academies.




LOT SIZE 0.26 acre

BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 2 full, 1 half


LAST SOLD FOR $220,000 in 1998

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PROS Driveway paver stones punctuate the period charm of this 1888 Queen Anne and lead to the barn and garage. Inside, details like original ceiling fixtures in the living and dining rooms, a wooden radiator cover, and stained glass blend with more modern touches. The family room’s original ceiling was removed, creating an airy space, and tiles surround the gas fireplace. In the half bath — formerly a pantry — a built-in hutch remains. Tin covers the kitchen ceiling while Mexican tiles serve as the backsplash. Pass-through windows facilitate dining room service. Second-floor bedrooms share a bath with an ornate marble sink. On the third floor: the fourth bedroom and roof deck access. There’s a second full bath in the finished basement. CONS Some roof-deck railing spaces should be closed.

Ruth Heiden, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 617-905-3662,




LOT SIZE 0.14 acre

BEDROOMS 6 BATHS 3 full, 1 half


LAST SOLD FOR $699,000 in 2003

PROS Quiet colors give this 1850 Italianate a serene feel. Enter into a main hall containing the front staircase and doors to the dining room and parlor — both have 12-foot ceilings, fireplaces, dentil molding, and large windows. Off the kitchen sits a half bath and the back staircase. The kitchen opens to a family room with built-in shelves. Back-door guests can enter from the mudroom. On the second floor, the master has a tiled bath with double sinks and large closet while two smaller bedrooms share a full bath. Another flight up are three more bedrooms; the floor’s only bathroom is attached to one of the bedrooms. Outside there’s a two-car garage. Recent improvements include a new roof, gutters, and heating system. CONS The kitchen needs updates.

Laura Cahill, Cahill Properties William Raveis, 617-947-6219,