Archives July 2011

Neighbors Opposing Demolition in Lexington

As with the earlier post about the case being made for preservation of modernist homes in the Boston area, this article appeared in Lexington’s local Minuteman paper today about efforts to dissuade a homeowner from demolishing a house in Lexington’s Turning Mill neighborhood, which is 99.9% mid-century modern homes, Techbuilt and the Walter-Pierce-designed Peacock Farm-style house…

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Sold: Architect’s Own 2003-Built Home

Click any photo to enlarge: SOLD: If it is accurate that (as Walter Pierce noted in our discussion) 98% of the homes built in America are not designed by architects, then it partially explains the lowest-common-denominator plan-book design that has resulted in a glut of newly constructed spec houses in this region from the past decade-plus….

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Another Office Exclusive $500,000

Well, when it rains it pours. We had just written about this non-MLS exclusive deal we put together and now we learn of an offering in Lexington, in one of the town’s historic modernist neighborhoods. My colleague writes: At this time, the sellers have decided to sell the home “as is” and as a non…

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Loring Hill Lexington — New Listing

Click any photo to enlarge: Centrally located in one of Lexington’s most coveted and convenient neighborhoods, Loring Hill, this mid-century ranch was updated and expanded with designs from Lexington architects, Bechtel Frank Erickson. The first-floor master suite was expanded in 2006 with cathedral ceilings and an en suite bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub….

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