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Five Fields TAC-Designed Modernism

Photos by Lara Kimmerer (interior) and John Tse (exterior). Click any photo to enlarge: 26 Barberry Road, Lexington $1,049,000 We are thrilled to have the opportunity to market this brilliant house in one of Lexington’s most significant modernist neighborhoods. Originally designed by The Architects Collaborative (TAC), in the highly desirable mid-century modern community of Five…

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Rare Opportunity in Peacock Farm

Click any photo to enlarge: 35 Peacock Farm Road, Lexington List Price: $475,000 (Sold) Rare opportunity to own and restore a classic mid-century modern Peacock Farm house, designed by Walter Pierce (see interview here), a design that won the 1957 AIA Better Homes and Gardens/NBC “Homes for Better Living” prize. Nestled in a wooded half-acre lot….

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Sold: Peacock Farm Listing!

See below post for all photos We have listed another Peacock Farm classic. UNDER AGREEMENT Bright and updated mid-century modern: Five bedroom, three full bath original Peacock Farm house designed by noted architects Walter Pierce (see interview here) and Danforth Compton, updated and well-maintained by the original owners and improved extensively since 2010 by the current…

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New Peacock Farm Listing!

Click any photo to enlarge: We have listed another Peacock Farm classic. UNDER AGREEMENT Bright and updated mid-century modern: Five bedroom, three full bath original Peacock Farm house designed by noted architects Walter Pierce (see interview here) and Danforth Compton, updated and well-maintained by the original owners and improved extensively since 2010 by the current…

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Weston Modern Neighborhoods

  Weston — known for its New England vernacular architecture and newer palatial interpretations of Shingle Style, Georgian, and other traditional themes — also has a less-familiar history of modernism. Beginning in the 1950s, Carl Koch and his Techbuilt company undertook a development on Spruce Hill Road in the King’s Grant neighborhood. The project was…

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Sold: Lexington Mid-Century Modern

Click any photo to enlarge: SOLD January, 2012 $622,000. One of the first Peacock-Farm style houses built outside of the Peacock Farm development, this 1958-built modernist home was designed by Walter Pierce and updated by the current owners, an architect and a designer/artist, only the second set of owners of this particular example of the coveted…

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Interview with Walter Pierce

Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington that he developed with partner, Danforth Compton. Mr. Pierce told the Globe, ““we were taught that architecture could contribute to social policy; we were zealous and were reacting against the…

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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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Ben Thompson, Jane Thompson, and Design Research

  Ben Thompson in front of his house on Moon Hill Road. Photograph by Phillip A. Harrington used by permission.   Ben Thompson was one of the key partners of The Architects Collaborative and one of the founding residents of the Six Moon Hill neighborhood here in Lexington. Then he went on to become a “shaper…

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Links/Resources

Bill collected posts on Boston Magazine’s site Our blog about more traditional homes and neighborhoods. Most of the photography on this blog has been done by Lara Kimmer. Check here great site and blog here. The website was set up with great assistance from Hamilton Hughes Design   MODERN RESOURCES: LEXINGTON: Lexington Historic Survey —…

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