The historic Babcock House on West Newton Hill.
Atop stately West Newton Hill sits Hill Top, the historic Babcock House. Built in 1852 and designed in the Italianate Greek Revival style, it has been home to just four families over the past 170 years. Today, 60 Temple is being prepared for its next family.
This beautiful and bright newly reconstructed home connects its historic structure and modern construction with its stunning landscape by oversized windows in every room. At its center is an oversized chef’s kitchen with a separate breakfast room with walls of glass, and two outsized islands for gathering with family and friends. The connected family room pavilion has a soaring vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and window walls opening to two gardens. The gracious front porch leads to a grand and welcoming foyer with powder room. The formal living room connects with a formal dining room and built in bar and bay windows overlooking the garden. A first floor office or guest suite with private bath and mudroom complete the first floor. The second floor owner’s suite has a vaulted ceiling and oversized windows, his and hers dressing rooms, and a spa-like stone bathroom with soaking tub. Four family bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are included on the second floor as are laundry, storage, and a study nook. The light-filled lower level includes a rec room, exercise room, and media room as well as a snack kitchen, a full bath and additional storage. The attached oversized two-car garage has room for cars and bikes and is ready for electric vehicle charging. The landscaped 1/2 acre lot includes an 800 square foot lighted bluestone patio, stone walls, lush plantings with mature shade trees and room for a pool.
This is truly a spectacular restoration of an iconic property. It's an ideal modern home for today.
Ilene Solomon is a highly credentialed Coldwell Banker Realty agent servicing Boston and surrounding communities. Working in tandem with an expert, in-house team, she guides her clients through every step of the real estate transaction. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, seasoned seller or property investor, Ilene delivers highly creative marketing, results-driven negotiation and individualized customer attention.