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Dining Room with Screened Porch
Fantastic vistas from the living room and deck of the updated mid-century-modern Deck House in the Annursnac Hill Association. Soaring ceilings in the main living area. Screened-in porch off the dining room for coffee in the morning and perfect relaxed evenings. Three bedrooms on the main floor, including master suite. Three additional bedrooms and a family room with second fireplace downstairs. Mini-split air conditioning units. Oversized two-car detached garage. Start enjoying the neighborhood swimming pond, tennis courts, and miles of conservation trails this summer with deeded rights in the neighborhood association. The wooded siting offers privacy, while you can also enjoy the community setting. (Sold). 518 Annursnac Hill Road, Concord.Offered at $859,000. Open houses May 16, 12:30-2:30 and May 17, 1:00-3:00. Contact us here with questions or to set up a private showing.
2,509 s.f. of living area on two floors
75,700 s.f. lot size
Three zones of hot water baseboard heat
Double-glazed insulated windows
2010 – Wood floors refinished
2011 – New halogen lights throughout (kitchen, bedrooms, living room, family room), new Madura curtain fixtures
2011 – Refinished all interior wood (beams, windows, stairs, etc.)
2012 – Kitchen updated – including stainless steel countertop and backsplash, and new stove/oven and exhaust fan
2013 – Stained exterior of house, deck, and garage
2014 – New dishwasher and cork flooring in kitchen
2014 – repainted interior of house
2015 – Updated bathroom faucets and floors
Current owners have lived here for five years. When they purchased it, the listing included a newer roof, septic system, and storm doors.
Annual fee of $250 – includes Tennis courts, swimming pond with sandy beach, walking trails, conservation land.
Acton, MA-based Deck House was recently resuscitated by local businessman, Tom Trudeau, after the recent recession brought the 60+ year-old company to receivership. The roots grew — pardon the pun – out of Acorn Structures, a trailblazing company founded in 1947 by John Bemis and the legendary Techbuilt and Snake Hill architect Carl Koch (see info here). Acorn developed a very different sort of aesthetic over the intervening decades.
Meanwhile, Deck was founded in the 1950s by William Berkes, a Gropius disciple out of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Those new to this site can click many of the links to the right to read about Gropius, TAC, his firm, and the various residential projects in Boston’s western suburbs. Deck House remained more mid-century modernist in look and principle than Acorn.
To further quote the Boston Globe:
The two companies merged in 1995, and in 2003 Gilrane bought the merged entity through a holding company, renaming it Empyrean. The company estimates over the years it has built more than 20,000 homes, as far away as Israel and South Korea.
Empyrean began its partnership with Dwell magazine in 2005, and the homes they designed and built were more modernist than the other two lines – boxy, more angular, and visually more reminiscent of the kind of homes Gropius’s contemporaries and his students turned out in the last century.