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Offered at $998,800: 11 Woodcock Lane is a Lincoln nine-plus acre waterfront property sited at the end of level cul-de-sac off of Weston Road. Assessed by the town of Lincoln at $1,034,600, this listing offers a rare value opportunity to preserve a mid-century modernist house and/or build a dream home. The setting on the private lot is tranquil, bucolic, and secluded.
There exists a 1957 Mid-Century Modernist house, designed by noted architect, Constantin Perzhoff. However, the primary value of the property for many buyers will likely be in the land, which encompasses a large section of Beaver Pond. Buyers could also consider preserving and restoring and/or expanding the Pertzoff-designed house. Please note, the listing price only includes the property and structures thereon, as-is, plus the below conceptualization. Actual architectural building plans and the construction are not included in the listing price. Plans could be developed for a separate cost, to be negotiated.
This 3-D imagery shows ideas for what a house may look like:
Designed by Kert Heinecke Design, the conceptualization offers a perfect blend of modern and traditional New England vernacular and design balanced between exterior restraint and interior drama.
There are seasonal views of the pond from the planned building envelope, but even without the water views, the meadows and tree lines beyond offer pastoral vistas that belie the proximity to Boston. The land will be of particular interest to those looking for a possible equestrian property. The conceptualization is oriented to take advantage of these views. Here is a video of the house and immediate neighborhood (see link at end of post for a smaller-file/faster-loading version):
With a great cul-de-sac setting in the blue-chip town of Lincoln, the location offers the advantages of the town — a bucolic but progressive New England town with an abundance of conservation land and excellent schools. In addition to excellent examples of traditional New England vernacular architecture, there is a long history of progressive modernist architecture, with Bauhaus founders, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer choosing to build their own homes here in the 1930s. Hugh Stubbins, Henry Hoover, Walter Pierce, and other notable modernist architects designed houses here. The location provides easy access to Route 128; the commuter rail in Lincoln Center; the shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters of Waltham; and a short drive to all the other places and features that makes Lincoln so desirable a town.
Current house is being offered in “as-is” condition. The deck needs repair/replacement and the septic system failed Title V examination. But it offers possibilities in and of itself. With over 3000 square feet of living area, it is a Constantin Pertzoff-designed mid-century modern home built in 1957, with four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, two fireplaces, a dramatic living room with cathedral ceilings and second floor with a hallway that opens to the lower level, allowing abundant natural light.
Pertzoff (1899-1970), an early modernist, was a Lincoln resident. He was born in Russia and studied at Harvard. He and his family were noted supporters of the beloved Lincoln DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
It is worth pointing out that another Pertzoff-designed home right next door was listed for $799,000 and is currently pending sale. It only has just over three acres and has no waterfront.
$998,000 offers an amazing value for the acreage, the waterfront, the cul-de-sac location, the proximity to conservation trails, and so on.
Smaller version of the video: