15 Hobbs Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
For Sale, Pending Sale
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY IS CANCELLED. OFFER ACCEPTED.
THE perfect home for these times! Everyday will be a staycation in this stylish and sprawling MID-CENTURY MODERN ‘Core Contemporary,’ located at the end of a level cul de sac on a private landscaped lot bordered by woods and a babbling brook. The post-and-beam construction allows maximum floor-plan flexibility, and oversized windows and sliders fill the house with natural light. There have been multiple expansions to the original design. A primary suite has its own level and a huge bathroom with a Japanese soaking tub. Another bedroom has a private en suite bath. There’s a loft that overlooks the kitchen, updated with a Thermador range, commercial-grade vent hood, Subzero fridge and more. Open concept plan with multiple living areas. The house keeps unfolding, with a wide living room with one of the fireplaces, stepping down into a bright addition along the front elevation of the house. A rear addition includes a library steps down into a 26 X 21 game room. Rack ’em up and I’ll shake up some martinis at the bar! Multiple decks and patio. Awesome property for entertaining AND working from home. Central air and very close to the Loker school. See more about Core below.
Taken from Sudbury Historical Society.
The “Core House” was designed by Edward A. Cuetara, an architect and founder of the Core House Corporation based in Cambridge.
Cuetera worked for many years as an associate architect with the The Architects Collaborative (TAC), an architectural firm established by Walter Gropius and a group of younger architects in 1945. [Search this site for more information about and houses by TAC and Gropius.]
In the early to mid-1950’s TAC developed a design prototype known as the “Core Plus-X House,” a contemporary design similar to the popular, modernist prefabricated Techbuilt style home developed by Massachusetts architect Carl Koch [More here about Koch/Techbuilt]. Conceived as a “flexible” system of home design and construction, the Core Plus-X system blended prefabrication with custom design. A sample Core Plus-X home was built by TAC as part of the Five Fields residential community in Lexington, MA and was featured by Better Homes and Gardens as a “Five-Star Home” in 1956.
Photos of Better Homes by us, courtesy of homeowner. Click to enlarge.
TAC did not pursue the Core Plus-X concept further, but Cuetara’s Core House Corporation designed and sold modular houses based on this design premise. Core House homes feature a central utility core around which a flat-roofed post-and-beam house with structural panels would be constructed. The panels could be glass, wood siding, or a combination of siding, glass, and doors.
|Approx. Living Area: 5,358 Sq. Ft.||Approx. Acres: 1.42 (61,742 Sq. Ft.)||Garage Spaces: 2 Carport|
|Living Area Includes:||Heat Zones: 5 Forced Air, Gas, Electric||Parking Spaces: 4 Off-Street|
|Living Area Source: Public Record||Cool Zones: 1 Central Air||Approx. Street Frontage:|
|Living Area Disclosures:|
|Disclosures: Intermittent brook, 100′ resource area restriction requires that changes made to that area have Con Com review. 3-BR septic. Title V inspection 5/3. Measurements approx. Some windows and sliders failed seals|
|1||19X16||Fireplace, Skylight, Ceiling – Beamed, Flooring – Hardwood, Open Floor Plan|
|Dining Room:||1||19X16||Ceiling – Beamed, Flooring – Hardwood, Open Floor Plan|
|Family Room:||1||27X16||Fireplace, Ceiling – Beamed, Open Floor Plan|
|Kitchen:||1||13X13||Pantry, Open Floor Plan, Stainless Steel Appliances|
|Master Bedroom:||2||27X24||Bathroom – Full, Ceiling – Cathedral, Ceiling – Beamed|
|Bedroom 4:||1||17X13||Bathroom – Full|
|Bath 3:||2||Bathroom – Full, Bathroom – With Tub & Shower, Jacuzzi / Whirlpool Soaking Tub, Double Vanity|
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