Eustis House

William Ralph Emerson, 1878

National Register of Historic Places

This 18,600 sq. ft. “starter house,” designed for William Ellery Channing Eustis' 80-acre estate, showcases the unique creative talents of William Ralph Emerson. The stone and brick mansion includes exterior designs and colors that go well beyond the Queen Anne and high Victorian Gothic styles of that time, and extraordinary wood and glass work on the interior. Mr. Eustis designed the fieldstone gatehouse and had it built in 1892.

Remarkably, the entire house is in virtually original, unaltered condition. Now managed by Historic New England, the house is open to the public. See to learn about the house, visiting hours, and admission fees.

The Milton Historical Society is nearby at 1370 Canton Ave. and on line at

Image: Suzanne Grudem - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,