Real Estate in the Boston Area : Modernism Specialists
A Visit to the Iconic Flansburgh House

A Visit to the Iconic Flansburgh House

Click any photo, and click again to enlarge: Photos by Lara Kimmerer (except for the vintage newspaper shot). “Architecture should be exciting; living is exciting.” Earl Flansburgh Nestled up on a knoll in the pines of Lincoln, on a lot peppered with colorful sculptures (see...
First Moon Hill Listing of 2014

First Moon Hill Listing of 2014

See below post for more photos and details.            
See Our Tour of the Conantum Neighborhood

See Our Tour of the Conantum Neighborhood

New Six Moon Hill Listing! "The Schneider House"

New Six Moon Hill Listing! “The Schneider House”

  See full post, below. (SOLD).      
Roy Banwell-Designed Lincoln Mid-Century-Modern Gem

Roy Banwell-Designed Lincoln Mid-Century-Modern Gem

Full post with slideshow and floor plans below, or click here. 5 Old Conant Road, Lincoln. Offered at $979,000. (Under agreement.) The word “stunning” is thrown around a lot in real estate marketing. We’re guilty as well of its overuse (at least we’ve never...
Contemporary Cambridge Craftsman

Contemporary Cambridge Craftsman

See below post for all photos and floor plans.   (PENDING CONTRACT) 14 Van Norden is a truly unique Cambridge home, custom designed by and built for the previous owner in the 1990s. We are pleased to offer this almost 2000 s.f., three bedroom, two-and-a-half...
New Listing! Five Fields

New Listing! Five Fields

 
New Five Fields Listing!

New Five Fields Listing!

  Click here for full post (below).
Five Fields Lexington New Listing

Five Fields Lexington New Listing

  Available!
Modernized Multi-Level in Lexington

Modernized Multi-Level in Lexington

New Listing in Lincoln!

New Listing in Lincoln!

NEW PRICE! $889,000. Click here to see full post, below.  
New Five Fields Listing!

New Five Fields Listing!

New Listing in Lexington

New Listing in Lexington

8 Demar Road. $624,000. Check out the full post below.
Historic Techbuilt in Lexington

Historic Techbuilt in Lexington

Click below post for all photos. 4 Turning Mill Road, Lexington: $449,000 The first model home for the Lexington-based Techbuilt Corp. in the Middle Ridge neighborhood, this 1956 Techbuilt home has lived up to its original forward-looking vision. The house was one of a...
Rare Opportunity in Peacock Farm

Rare Opportunity in Peacock Farm

35 Peacock Farm Road, Lexington List Price: $475,000 (UNDER AGREEMENT) Rare opportunity to own and restore a classic mid-century modern Peacock Farm house. Full post below.
Updated and Expanded in Arlington

Updated and Expanded in Arlington

                                                                  Please see the full post at our FineMassHomes.com site for traditional...
Expanded Mid-Century Modern in Lexington!

Expanded Mid-Century Modern in Lexington!

See post below for more photos. 2 Partridge Road, Lexington UNDER AGREEMENT The promise of the undeniable curb appeal is fulfilled in this large, lovingly maintained mid-century modern in Turning Mill, close to the Paint Rock neighborhood pool, with four bedrooms; two and a half baths,...
New Listing, New Blog

New Listing, New Blog

We have started a new blog for our listings that don’t fit the mid-century modern or Modernist category. We know many readers of this blog only come for that specific concentration and we would like to keep that purity here. So, we present this...
New Listing, New Blog

New Listing, New Blog

We have started a new blog for our listings that don’t fit the mid-century modern or Modernist category. We know many readers of this blog only come for that specific concentration and we would like to keep that purity here. So, we present this...
New Peacock Farm Listing!

New 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...
New Lexington Listing, "the Dunn House" Designed by Ira Rakatansky

New Lexington Listing, “the Dunn House” Designed by Ira Rakatansky

  See post below for more photos The Dunn House, 58 Hill Street, Lexington (Under Agreement; Showing for Back-Up Offers) One of an enclave of two homes designed by noted master Modernist architect, Ira Rakatansky,  this 3052 square-foot house, built in 1955, has six...
Boston Globe Home of the Week!

Boston Globe Home of the Week!

Check it out, here. Photos by our neighbor, Boston Globe photographer, Joanne Rathe. Written by John Ellement. SOLD.
Build (Or Restore) Your Dream Home on Lincoln's Beaver Pond!

Build (Or Restore) Your Dream Home on Lincoln’s Beaver Pond!

Offered at $949,000: 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...
Smashing Mid-Century in Lexington

Smashing Mid-Century in Lexington

Click any photo to enlarge: SOLD, JANUARY 2012, $708,000. Contact us via link or button at top. Offered at $719,000 the original owners of this mid-century have done all the right things. More importantly, they haven’t done any of the wrong things. Those of you aficionados of...
New South-End Style Loft Listing in Belmont

New South-End Style Loft Listing in Belmont

The Engine 1 Condos. Full post can be found below or by clicking through on the blog title.
New Lexington Listing

New Lexington Listing

Peacock Farm-style house in Turning Mill neighborhood. Full post can be found below or by clicking through on the blog title. SOLD.
California-Style Contemporary in Concord

California-Style Contemporary in Concord

Read about this sale here.
Architect's Own 2003-Built Home

Architect’s Own 2003-Built Home

SOLD: first week. See the post here.
See All Our Listings

See All Our Listings

See all homes (and styles) we have listed  for sale here. While the concentration on this site is mid-century modernist real estate around the Boston area, we list, market, and sell all styles of homes found here. We work as buyer and seller agents....
Interview with Walter Pierce

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...
New Video Tour of Lexington Modernism

New Video Tour of Lexington Modernism

  Hope you enjoy this tour that we put together. Here is a smaller, “mobile” version of the same:   For more information about eh Five-Bedroom Peacock Farm house, pictured, see below. SOLD: This is an expanded and updated five-bedroom Peacock Farm house. The...
Modernism Blends with Tradition

Modernism Blends with Tradition

    UNDER CONTRACT as of 4/20: Originally built in 1951, this house was given a dramatic facelift in 1998 by the architecture team, JASONNOAH, Jason Silverman and Noah Grunburg, who met while attending Taliesin, and were certainly inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Located...
7 Moon Hill Rd. - The Mann House

7 Moon Hill Rd. – The Mann House

SOLD: The spirit of exploration and invention, led by philosophy, can be present in an office. Ideas are welcomed from wherever they come. Architectural music is orchestral rather than solo. Every member is involved. – Sally Harkness, on the “collaborative” part of The Architects...
Hugh Stubbins-Designed House in Lincoln

Hugh Stubbins-Designed House in Lincoln

SOLD: We are proud to be representing the owners of this modernist home, The Baggs House in Lincoln, MA. More info here.
Let the Light Shine In! New Five Fields Listing

Let the Light Shine In! New Five Fields Listing

  SOLD: For what you would expect to pay for a cape in Lexington (or for even less), you can have style and history. Yes, you erstwhile dreamers and house voyeurs can now buy this brilliant, renovated mid-century modernist house in the historic Five...
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Boston.Com Coverage for Flansburgh House

See here, by our friend, Bruce Irving.

Janovitz-Tse Team is Number One in Lexington

With over $30 million in sales for 2013, our team was recognized at the William Raveis convention this past month with the top rank of Chairman’s Elite status. We remain the number one team in Lexington and one of the top teams in Massachusetts. We are proud to have achieved this primarily as a two-agent...
Available For First Time: The Iconic Flansburgh House in Lincoln

Available For First Time: The Iconic Flansburgh House in Lincoln

(Under Agreement.) We are proud to be the marketing team for this distinctive home,  which we visited last month, now offered for sale at $1,050,000. Private showings begin Tuesday, April 1. There will be open houses Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 1:00-3:00 each day. Any/all offers to be reviewed 4:00 April 7. Use contact button to...
New Zero Energy Design House in Lexington (Not For Sale)

New Zero Energy Design House in Lexington (Not For Sale)

  We have been walking and driving past this impressive house on Grant Street in Lexington for the past year. Maybe we will be able to take a tour and show you the inside at some point. It is encouraging to see such thoughtful new construction. An interesting aspect of this one is its location,...
A Visit to the Iconic Flansburgh House

A Visit to the Iconic Flansburgh House

Click any photo, and click again to enlarge: Photos by Lara Kimmerer (except for the vintage newspaper shot). “Architecture should be exciting; living is exciting.” Earl Flansburgh Nestled up on a knoll in the pines of Lincoln, on a lot peppered with colorful sculptures (see list at end of post), the Modernist Flansburgh House epitomizes the...
The Peabody Essex Museum Presents California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way

The Peabody Essex Museum Presents California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way

On view from March 29 to July 6, 2014 From the press release sent by PEM: SALEM, MA – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, an exhibition of more than 250 mid-century modern design objects. A diverse array of works including furniture, textiles, fashion, classic vehicles and much more celebrates the...
New Moon Hill Listing to Begin 2014! The "Kip House"

New Moon Hill Listing to Begin 2014! The “Kip House”

Click any photo to enlarge, and click again to see even larger. Twilight shots by John Tse. All others by Lara Kimmerer.       Located in the highly desirable and historic Six Moon Hill neighborhood, 33 Moon Hill Road is an outstanding updated Modernist house, custom-designed by the legendary firm, The Architects Collaborative (TAC),...

Experienced Agent Wanted

Experienced Buyer Specialist Wanted Based in Lexington Center, our team formed in 2005 after about four years each as individual agents. We have a specialty in marketing and listing mid-century modern architecture in the Boston area. That amounts to roughly half of our gross sales, which in 2013 are over $30 million. We have a...
Another Boston Globe Home of the Week

Another Boston Globe Home of the Week

We are happy to be Boston Globe’s Home of the Week with our listing in Lincoln.
Our Tour of Conantum

Our Tour of Conantum

In the early 1950s, along 190 acres along the Sudbury River, not far from where Concord, Sudbury, and Lincoln meet, a Modernist neighborhood conceptualized by MIT Economics Professor, W. Rupert Maclaurin, and designed by Techbuilt and Snake Hill architect, Carl Koch, was developed. Renee Garrelick compiled an oral history of the neighborhood in 1986 (archived by the...
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New Six Moon Hill Listing! "The Schneider House"

New Six Moon Hill Listing! “The Schneider House”

  Click any photo to enlarge, and click again to see even larger. Twilight shots by John Tse. All others by Lara Kimmerer.     (SOLD) Rare opportunity to own an updated Norman Fletcher/TAC-designed International style Modernist house in the world-renowned, historic Six Moon Hill neighborhood. Enjoy one-level living with four bedrooms, two full baths...