A Milton Colonial codesigned by the architect behind a renovation and addition to Boston Athenæum has hit the market for $3,495,000.
The McGinley Mansion, designed by Henry Forbes Bigelow and Philip Wadsworth, is 12,000 square feet, with 10 bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms. Located at 582 Blue Hill Ave., the home sits on 3.98 acres. The home was built in 1925.
Before even entering the Georgian-style home, guests may catch an architectural hallmark of this property: the windows are asymmetrical. Notable spaces inside include the formal dining room and its Moroccan-inspired tile ceiling, a dark wood library, a winding cortisone oak staircase, and the “Blue Room,” a area for entertaining with walls clad in silk.
The attached Lord and Burnham greenhouse and a three-season porch with a white-veined gray limestone cathedral ceiling serve as appetizers to gardens by acclaimed landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. Just outside that room are three tiered gardens, each adorned with a fountain and sculpture. After their completion, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society awarded the gardens a blue ribbon for “great charm and restraint … planted in an unusually interesting manner, according to Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum.
The property also offers a carriage house, an in-ground pool, a hot tub, and a sauna.
See more photos of the home below, as well as on the mansion’s website: