62 Turning Mill Road. Offered at $899,000.
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A remarkable opportunity to buy this expanded Walter-Pierce-designed Modernist Peacock Farm house on a huge private wooded lot with a grassy lawn. Located in the Turning Mill neighborhood, coveted due to its private heated country-club-like swimming pool and proximity to the new Estabrook school, this light-filled home with soaring ceilings boasts five bedrooms, a recent kitchen with an open floor plan it shares with a family room addition, and an attached two-car garage. The living room sports the the soaring ceilings associated with Peacock Farm houses, and the post-and-beam construction allows maximum flexibility for floor plan changes. Along with updated hot water baseboard heating and other systems, the property is spacious and only awaits your personal touch. Picture barbecues and badminton in the backyard after a day seeing friends at the pool. Kids can bike to school. Lexpress bus takes you to Lexington Center and the Burlington Mall.
Showings begin June 13. Open houses Saturday and Sunday, June 17/18. Times TBD. Offers shall be presented on Monday, June 19.
The architecture and the neighborhood
The Peacock Farm style house was designed by architect Walter Pierce. Read more here about the origin of the “Peacock Farm” house via the development of the neighborhood that gave it its name.
The land for the Turning Mill neighborhood was purchased by the Techbuilt Corporation. Most people in Lexington know the area as Turning Mill, but it started out being referred to as Middle Ridge. Though it is now a large area of eight or nine streets, it started around Demar Road, with Techbuilt houses designed by Carl Koch, before growing further north and west and incorporating other modern designs, most notably, the Peacock Farm-style house plan designed by Walter Pierce, who along with Danforth Compton founded Lexington’s Peacock Farm neighborhood on the other side of town. This design was licensed out to other developers, as was the case here in Turning Mill. There have also been some Deck Houses built. The expanded part of the area is now referred to as “Upper Turning Mill.”
Residents love the area due to its proximity to the 2015-built Estabrook Elementary school (adjacent) and because it offers membership in the country-club-like Paint Rock swimming pool. It also borders the vast Paint Mine conservation area, with beautiful walking trails. The Lexpress bus runs through. And a quick zip takes you down backroads to Whole Foods, Staples, Super Stop & Shop, Marshall’s, and more in Bedford, or back the other way into the center of Lexington. And it is not far from Route 128.
Here is the swimming pool from 2012:
Research in part via Lexington Historic Survey, which notes: