57 Newcomb Rd, Stoneham, MA 02180, USA
Past Listings, Sold
Originally designed by architect Claude Miquelle for his own family, here is a midcentury-modern dream house that’s been restored, expanded, and updated to exacting standards. Expertly sited on a cul de sac abutting the hundreds of acres of conservation land in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, this was the first home in a six-home midcentury subdivision with a neighborhood pool, inspired by the utopian ideals underpinning such nearby predecessors as Lexington’s Six Moon Hill designed by TAC, the firm of Bauhaus pioneer Walter Gropius. The current owners worked with architect Tim Techler to rebuild the home up from the studs and slab, adding insulation, radiant floor heat, and high-end finishes throughout, combining the best features of midcentury-modern with today’s luxury living. Filled with natural light from walls of windows; an indoor-outdoor symbiosis; an open floor plan in the living areas; soaring ceilings; and the use of natural materials like wood and stone. The chef’s kitchen has solid custom cabinetry, high-end appliances, a breakfast bar/island, a separate dining area, and opens into a screened patio. The main bedroom wing features three bedrooms and two full baths, including a primary suite with both an en suite full bath that opens to a second private outdoor shower room. A guest room has a separate entrance with a private porch. A separate wing located on the other side of the house has a studio/office, wood shop, third full bath, and storage/utility areas. It is plumbed for a kitchen and can easily be converted into an accessory apartment. A detached two-plus-car garage forms a secluded courtyard garden area for the main entrance. Enjoy a cool drink on the second patio overlooking the professional bocce court. Lush specimen plantings, an irrigation system, and thoughtful hardscape provide a low-maintenance yard. In addition to the radiant floor heat, there are ductless mini-splits that function as AC and heat pumps, and the office wing has a separate forced-air system. Rarely does an opportunity like this arise to move right into a home like those in Dwell or Architectural Digest, abutting conservation yet so close to major highways, the Orange Line, and Boston-Cambridge.
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