Sneak Peak in Boston Globe of the Hoover House


May 31 is not a public open house, but a house tour to which tickets are no longer available. The public open houses for this property will be held by us the following weekend, June 6 and June 7.

We will be bringing on this listing the first week in June. Stay tuned to this site for our own photos and more details. But the Boston Globe has an article about it today, and it will be in the print edition this Sunday. Photos by Joanne Rathe for the Boston Globe.  Offered at $1.1 million. Showings tentatively scheduled to begin June 4. Please contact us with questions or to set up a private showing.

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Want to Own a Modern Marvel?

By John Ellement for the Boston Globe

When Henry B. Hoover went looking for money to finance his first major project, the Modern house the Harvard-educated architect designed puzzled bankers used to seeing flat roofs on gas stations, not on a New England home.

Hoover did get his funding and in 1937 built his house on a rocky outcropping overlooking Cambridge Reservoir. Hoover (1902-1989) helped kickstart the American Modernist home-design movement later popularized by architect Walter Gropius (who didn’t get around to building his Johnny-come-lately Modern-style home in Lincoln until 1938.) The Gropius House is now owned by Historic New England and is open to the public. The Hoover House, though, has remained in the family’s hands for nearly 80 years — but that’s about to change…..

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