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Carl Koch

About Carl Koch There is an understandable reluctance on the part of everyman to build his counsel of nuts, bolts, and chromium. The industrial revolution will help us realize our dreams if we can handle it, but we haven’t handled it too well so far. Although it is pathetic to think we can escape the…

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Video of Carl Koch and Techbuilt in 1954

Courtesy of Scott Hedges, this is the second airing of the Ford Foundation’s TV Radio Workshop show on the “Excursion” and “Omnibus” programs. Hosted by Alistair Cooke and narrated by Burgess Meredith shows the construction of a Techbuilt House its design inspiration in the office of Carl Koch. The show catapulted TechBuilt into the public…

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Oral History from Carl Koch and Residents of Conantum

Thanks to a friend who pointed me to this information. Here is an oral history from the residents of Conantum, a neighborhood of Techbuilts designed by Carl Koch. And here is an in-depth 1992 interview with Carl Koch. All of these interviews were conducted by Renee Garrelick. From the site: The Renee Garrelick Oral History…

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History of Turning Mill Neighborhood and Architecture

The Turning Mill Neighborhood Residents love the area due to its proximity to the highly desirable 2015-built Estabrook School (adjacent — many kids walk or bike) and because it offers membership in the country-club-like Paint Rock swimming pool, which was improved and updated in 2012. It also borders the vast Paint Mine conservation area, with beautiful walking trails. The Lexpress bus…

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History of Pleasant Brook and Architecture

History of Pleasant Brook and Architecture Official Pleasant Brook Site is here.  The history of Pleasant Brook begins with the development of the Peacock Farm neighborhood, so let’s start there. More about Walter Pierce — and our interview with him — tagged here. Original layout of Peacock Farm: From the history section of our web site, Modernmass.com:…

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Icon in Brown’s Wood – The Hill House

Private showings by appointment only. Contact us via below form. Any/all offers will be reviewed Monday, May 11 Monitoring the guidelines from federal and state authorities, and those of Compass, MAR, and NAR  regarding the Covid 19 novel virus. See end of post for more details. Virtual Facebook Live Showing/Open House embedded below.  Located at…

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Conantum Opportunity

Remarkable opportunity in the highly desirable Conantum neighborhood, with a direct trail to the in-view neighborhood tennis court. Located on a gentle slope, this Carl Koch-designed modest house is a fixer-upper awaiting your vision. Or perhaps a buyer wishes to start anew to build a dream house in this private location, set back off the…

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Open and Flowing Midcentury-Modern in Turning Mill

Coming the week of July 22. Open Houses July 27/28 1:00-3:00 each day. Use the contact info below for questions or showing requests. If you’re a lover of midcentury-modern style and the efficient flowing and flexible floor plans of post-and-beam construction, how about this beautifully sited, slope-roofed 4-bedroom on a level lot of more than…

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Custom Techbuilt on Huge Lot in Lexington

Set back from the road up a gentle slope on almost an acre, this CUSTOM post-and-beam Techbuilt has all the characteristics that attract fans of midcentury-modern homes. Walls of glass fill the open concept floor plan with cheerful natural light, while soaring ceilings provide a sense of volume and architectural drama. The grand living room…

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New Brown’s Wood Lincoln Listing!

Coming Thursday, May 9. Open houses that evening and Saturday/Sunday 11th and 12th from 1:00-3:00. Located in the Modernist enclave of Brown’s Wood in Lincoln, 11 Moccasin Hill Road is a 1976 midcentury modern home set up on a hill on the corner of Laurel Drive, on the cul-de-sac end of Moccasin Hill Road. The…

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Deck on Bucolic Four Acres in Lincoln

Here is the Deck House fixer you have been waiting for to create your own Mid-Century Modern dream home. Located down a long private country drive about 500 feet off of Conant Rd., the house is set on four bucolic acres. Recently repainted interior walls on both levels and refinished hardwood floors throughout the top…

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Heroic Brutalism and the Lincoln House and Studio

In 2015 I attended a talk given by a couple of the authors of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston, which had just been published. The insight of the authors was so keen and their presentation so impressive that I naturally purchased a copy at the event. It is truly a hefty tome, more…

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