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Home of the Week:
3 Green St. on
Historic Land

The foyer, with its sweeping bridle staircase, offers a coatroom, powder room and first floor family room with fireplace. Columns lead into the formal living room that features a fireplace and French doors that open to a bluestone patio.
There are four bedrooms off the spacious second floor landing, along with a master suite. An ample au pair suite is nestled above the expansive three-car garage and boasts a full bath.
The finished basement has an exercise room and abundant storage. The notable features of this home include detailed moldings and built-ins throughout, extra high ceilings, farmer’s porch, French doors, workshop, exercise room and a meticulously-landscaped yard complete with the bluestone patio.
Tucked away on a private drive and located on prestigious Green Street, this home sits on property that was once occupied by the Col. Robert H. Stevenson house and stables and is also adjacent to the Hemmingway estate.























By Jon Prestage Editor The group Sustainable Milton is immersed in an effort that it calls the “Milton Solar Challenge” that could net a four-kilowatt solar panel array worth nearly $50,000 to offset electricity costs of a town building or school. The challenge requires that the group gather 300 families by April 30 willing to join the New England Wind Fund by donating either $5 a month for a year ($60) or providing a one-time $100 payment to the fund, which is a non-profit organization offering financial support for wind development projects throughout the region. As part of the Sustainable Milton campaign, approximately 100 residents showed up on a recent Saturday to take a closer look at David DeSantis’ home, which, when it was built five years ago, was much like any other house in town. Since then, DeSantis, a real estate developer, has installed a range of cutting-edge “green” features that make the home one of the more energy-efficient in town. A 10-kilowatt voltaic solar panel system provides enough electricity to make the home electricity independent. The family’s two vehicles currently run on biodiesel or recycled vegetable oil. Compact fluorescent lighting is used throughout the home. The house is extensively insulated, and before the end of the year DeSantis plans to install a 3.7 kilowatt wind turbine to power two electric vehicles that he hopes to acquire when they become available. DeSantis is serious about energy efficiency, and he thanks Al Gore and his film, An Inconvenient Truth for his commitment to dramatically cut his energy usage. “It’s just good citizenship,” he says. “After seeing the film I had a long talk with my son and we figured the best way was to do these things was to do it ourselves and then try to share our knowledge with others.” He also visited Amazon.com and ordered numerous copies of the film, which he then sent to friends. (continued)