All Posts in Category Walter Gropius

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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SOLD! Samuel Glaser-Designed Renovated Modern in Newton

The Leventhal House 20 Drumlin Road, Newton. Offered at $1,825,000 (sale pending) Showings begin by appointment Thursday, June 1. Open houses Saturday, June 3, and Sunday June 4, times TBD. Contact for appointments or questions. Click and photo to enlarge and view as a slide show. Shelly Harrison photography, except as noted. A truly special house, 20…

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Five Fields Gem

SOLD: 464 Concord Ave. Five Fields, Lexington. Offered at $899,000. Photos by Lara Kimmerer unless otherwise noted. Click any photo to enlarge and view as a slide show.  Great opportunity to own in the highly sought-after Five Fields neighborhood for under $1 million. Sited back from the road on a private wooded backyard abutting conservation, the…

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Grand 2002-Built Five Fields Home

2 Barberry Road, Five Fields, Lexington. Offered at $1,895,000 (Sold) Photos by Lara Kimmerer unless otherwise noted. Click any photo to enlarge and view as a slide show. Open houses Saturday, September 17 1:00-3:00 and Sunday, September 18, 12:30-2:30. Contact us with questions or to request a showing.  A rare opportunity to own this 2002-built* grand…

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Cape Cod Modern and Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism

  I hate the to be the bearer of bad news, but with the kids heading back to school and Labor Day weekend upon us, the unofficial end of summer is here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. But we each have our ways of savoring those precious remaining days. Mine has been…

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Five Fields in the Boston Globe

  A truly excellent and comprehensive article by Linda Matchan that captures what makes Five Fields so special. Link here. Excerpt: …It is part of a small, tightknit, and, for its time, radical community of modernist homes known as Five Fields. The neighborhood, established in the postwar 1950s by a group of local architects, including…

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Sold: Lexington Listing, “the Dunn House” Designed by Ira Rakatansky

  See post below for more photos The Dunn House, 58 Hill Street, Lexington (Under Agreement; Showing for Back-Up Offers) One of an enclave of two homes designed by noted master Modernist architect, Ira Rakatansky,  this 3052 square-foot house, built in 1955, has six bedrooms; three full baths, including an en suite master bath; a…

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New Lexington Listing, “the Dunn House” Designed by Ira Rakatansky

Click any photo to enlarge: The Dunn House, 58 Hill Street, Lexington (Under Agreement; Showing for Back-Up Offers) One of an enclave of two homes designed by noted master Modernist architect, Ira Rakatansky,  this 3052 square-foot house, built in 1955, has six bedrooms; three full baths, including an en suite master bath; a large eat-in…

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Family Outing to the Gropius House

  It had been a while since I actually had entered the Gropius House in Lincoln. But spring is here and the tours are offered with more frequency. So, inspired and reminded by the perspective of the archi-tourist, Randall Ross, linked in this previous post, I packed the family into the car for a 10-minute…

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