Real Estate in the Boston Area : Modernism Specialists
Atomic Ranch!

Atomic Ranch!

Blue Hills Bold!

Blue Hills Bold!

New Turning Mill Listing!

New Turning Mill Listing!

Weston Contemporary!

Weston Contemporary!

Sold: Moon Hill 2016!

Sold: Moon Hill 2016!

Lincoln Luxury!

Lincoln Luxury!

Sold: Five Fields TAC-Designed Home!

Sold: Five Fields TAC-Designed Home!

Pending sale. 32 Barberry Road, offered at $1,275,000. Showings begin March 11. Open houses Saturday and Sunday 1:00-3:00. Contact us with any questions or to request a private showing. Please see full post with data below or click here.  Interior photos by Lara Kimmerer. Exterior...
Sold: New Lexington Techbuilt on Almost Two Acres! (Under Agreement)

Sold: New Lexington Techbuilt on Almost Two Acres! (Under Agreement)

Photos by Lara Kimmerer. Click any to enlarge and watch as slide show. See full post here (below)   More here.
Fantastic Lexington Techbuilt!

Fantastic Lexington Techbuilt!

Sold! Squash, Anyone? Hoops?

Sold! Squash, Anyone? Hoops?

Sold! Fab Concord Deck House

Sold! Fab Concord Deck House

Sold! Peacock Farm

Sold! Peacock Farm

Sold! Modern in Sudbury

Sold! Modern in Sudbury

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Sold! Expanded Peacock Farm House

Sold! Expanded Peacock Farm House

  Click to see full post, below.
Sold! Don Davis-Designed Mid-Century Marvel

Sold! Don Davis-Designed Mid-Century Marvel

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Sold! Sudbury Modern Listing

Sold! Sudbury Modern Listing

Click to see full post, below!
Sold: Lexington Contemporary!

Sold: Lexington Contemporary!

Remembering Design Research

Remembering Design Research

Read more about the event here.
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Sold: Boston South End Modern "SKY" Condo!

Sold: Boston South End Modern “SKY” Condo!

Twilight shot by John Tse. All others by Lara Kimmerer. Click to enlarge and watch as slide show.   Breathtaking views of the Boston city skyline from every window and the huge private deck in this above-the-penthouse “Sky” unit in the MODERN.  Click here for full...
Sold: Location Times Three

Sold: Location Times Three

Sold: The Iconic Flansburgh House in Lincoln

Sold: The Iconic Flansburgh House in Lincoln

This house is under agreement, pending closing.  
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...
Sold: Moon Hill Listing

Sold: Moon Hill Listing

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

See Our Tour of the Conantum Neighborhood

Sold: Six Moon Hill Listing! "The Schneider House"

Sold: Six Moon Hill Listing! “The Schneider House”

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

Sold: 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...
Sold: Five Fields

Sold: Five Fields

 
Sold: New Five Fields Listing!

Sold: New Five Fields Listing!

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

Sold: Five Fields Lexington New Listing

  Available!
Sold: Walter Pierce Design in Lincoln

Sold: Walter Pierce Design in Lincoln

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

Sold: Five Fields Listing

Sold: Turning Mill, Lexington

Sold: Turning Mill, Lexington

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

Sold: 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...
Sold: Rare Opportunity in Peacock Farm

Sold: 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.
Sold: Updated and Expanded in Arlington

Sold: Updated and Expanded in Arlington

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

Sold: Expanded Mid-Century Modern in Turning Mill 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,...
Sold: Peacock Farm Listing!

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

Sold: 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.
Sold: Build (Or Restore) Your Dream Home on Lincoln's Beaver Pond!

Sold: 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...
Sold: Smashing Mid-Century in Lexington

Sold: 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...
Sold: South-End Style Loft Listing in Belmont

Sold: 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.
Sold: Turning Mill Lexington Listing

Sold: Turning Mill 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.
Sold: California-Style Contemporary in Concord

Sold: California-Style Contemporary in Concord

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

Sold: 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...
Sold: Modernism Blends with Tradition

Sold: 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....
Sold: 7 Moon Hill Rd. - The Mann House

Sold: 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...
Sold: Hugh Stubbins-Designed House in Lincoln

Sold: 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.
Sold: Let the Light Shine In! New Five Fields Listing

Sold: 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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A Brief 2015 Video Tour of Lexington and Lincoln Modernism

A Brief 2015 Video Tour of Lexington and Lincoln Modernism

Here is our primer on the Modernist history of the region.
Video of Carl Koch and Techbuilt in 1954

Video of Carl Koch and Techbuilt in 1954

Courtesy of Scott Hedges, this is the second airing of the Ford Foundation’s TV Radio Workshop show on the “Excursion” and “Omnibus” programs. Hosted by Alistair Cooke and narrated by Burgess Meredith shows the construction of a Techbuilt House its design inspiration in the office of Carl Koch. The show catapulted TechBuilt into the public...
Updated Atomic Ranch in Marlborough

Updated Atomic Ranch in Marlborough

81 E. Dudley St. Marlborough. Offered at $439,900.  Open house Sunday, March 5 from 1:00 to 3:00. Click any photo to enlarge and view as a slideshow.   Hip and sleek bi-level “Atomic Ranch.” Here is a versatile and efficient home that will Appeal to Many. Walls of the Original 1950’s “Quality Built” Ranch have...
Green Street Canton in the Boston Globe!

Green Street Canton in the Boston Globe!

    John Ellement Boston Globe Staff February 13, 2017 8:40 am 125 Green St., Canton $1,125,000 Style: Modern Year built: 1999 Square feet: 4,038 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 full Sewer/water: Private/public Taxes: $10,759 (2017) After roughly 18 years of stewardship, Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell, educators at the Rhode Island School of Design, are...
Five Fields Playground

Five Fields Playground

Matter Design’s architectural play equipment encourages kids to crawl, jump and fly Dan Howarth | Published 22 hours ago 1 comment Intersecting wood-clad volumes create a playground for children in a Massachusetts suburb to scurry through, clamber over and zip-wire from. The Five Fields Play Structure was designed by Brandon Clifford of Matter Design and...
One Size Does NOT Fit All event

One Size Does NOT Fit All event

  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, from 2:00 to 4:00. Lexington Depot Building. RSVP at Contact. Tell your friends. Bring your friends. Join us to catch up over refreshments, and gain insight that can help you in making real estate decisions for the coming year. Have you outgrown your home and need a bit more space? Should...
New Listings! Stay Tuned!

New Listings! Stay Tuned!

Just some things to watch this space for in the coming months. Prices are approximate ranges: A 1967 mid-century-mod fixer in Lincoln, designed by Constantin Perzoff. Post-and-beam, open floor plan, three bedrooms and three baths, garage, over three acres in a super location. About 2,400 s.f. Around $900k. Coming on in early March. An extremely well-maintained...
2 Barberry Road and Modernmass on Chronicle

2 Barberry Road and Modernmass on Chronicle

We were happy to be approached by the long-running local television program, Chronicle for their latest “History For Sale” episode, featuring 2 Barberry Road. Watch it here. We ar the second part of the segment, at 2:54.
Chip Harkness of The Architects Collaborative 1916-2016

Chip Harkness of The Architects Collaborative 1916-2016

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Chip Harkness. Here is the Boston Globe Obituary.
125 Green Street in Boston Magazine!

125 Green Street in Boston Magazine!

Beautifully Bold in the Foothills of Blue Hills

Beautifully Bold in the Foothills of Blue Hills

125 Green Street, Canton. Offered at $1,125,000. Photos by Lara Kimmerer unless otherwise noted. Click any photo to enlarge and view as a slide show. Contact us to arrange a private showing or with questions. As we have noted in past posts, early New England Modernist architect, Henry Hoover, once proclaimed, “A house is always...
Five Fields Gem

Five Fields Gem

SOLD: 464 Concord Ave. Five Fields, Lexington. Offered at $899,000. Photos by Lara Kimmerer unless otherwise noted. Click any photo to enlarge and view as a slide show.  Great opportunity to own in the highly sought-after Five Fields neighborhood for under $1 million. Sited back from the road on a private wooded backyard abutting conservation, the...
Grand 2002-Built Five Fields Home

Grand 2002-Built Five Fields Home

2 Barberry Road, Five Fields, Lexington. Offered at $1,895,000. Photos by Lara Kimmerer unless otherwise noted. Click any photo to enlarge and view as a slide show. Open houses Saturday, September 17 1:00-3:00 and Sunday, September 18, 12:30-2:30. Contact us with questions or to request a showing.  A rare opportunity to own this 2002-built* grand and...