In a former servants' house across the street from the Milton Inn, Julie and Michael Eagan have opened Fine Things, a shop selling antiques, collectibles and gifts. And for Ms. Eagan, who grew up in the area, buying and renovating the old house was like rescuing an old friend.
"I had watched this house almost 30 years," she says. "I remember going past it when I was little and thinking, 'If only I could get inside.' "
The house was part of the Huff estate, a large farm that goes back to the 1760s. "It was the servants' house," she adds.