Real Estate in the Boston Area : Modernism Specialists
Carl Koch
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...

8 Demar Road Featured in Yesterday’s Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

Read more here about 8 Demar Road in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. Listing post is here.
New Listing in Lexington

New Listing in Lexington

8 Demar Road. $624,000. Check out the full post below.
Expanded and Updated Lexington Techbuilt

Expanded and Updated Lexington Techbuilt

Photos by Lara Kimmerer (interior) and John Tse (exterior). Click any photo to enlarge: 8 Demar Road, Lexington $624,000 What a value! Never mind the stylish mid-century modern design; where else in Lexington will you find a meticulously maintained, four-bedroom, three-full-bath house, with a master suite, and 2192 square feet of living area, a roughly...

Fun Vintage Techbuilt Marketing Materials

Click any photo to enlarge:   The seller of 4 Turning Mill provided us with these great vintage Techbult marketing materials.
Ralph Rapson

Ralph Rapson

  With our new listing at 4 Turning Mill Road coming on the market this week, I was reminded of the Ralph Rapson-designed home around the corner at 34 Robinson Road. It was last sold in 2007 for $727,605. At that time, my visits there showed that it needed a lot of work, but what...
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 dozen featured on the Lexington Historical Society’s Modernism Tour. Designed by revered...
Historic Techbuilt in Lexington

Historic Techbuilt in Lexington

Photos by Lara Kimmerer (interior) and John Tse (exterior). Click any photo to enlarge: 4 Turning Mill Road, Lexington: $449,000 (Sold) 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 dozen featured...

Oral History from Carl Koch and Residents of Conantum

Thanks to a friend who pointed me to this information. Here is an oral history from the residents of Conantum, a neighborhood of Techbuilts designed by Carl Koch. And here is an in-depth 1992 interview with Carl Koch. All of these interviews were conducted by Renee Garrelick. From the site: The Renee Garrelick Oral History...
Weston Modern Neighborhoods

Weston Modern Neighborhoods

  Weston — known for its New England vernacular architecture and newer palatial interpretations of Shingle Style, Georgian, and other traditional themes — also has a less-familiar history of modernism. Beginning in the 1950s, Carl Koch and his Techbuilt company undertook a development on Spruce Hill Road in the King’s Grant neighborhood. The project was...

A Sign From Yesteryear to Begin the New Year

Interesting article in the local Patch for Lexington (quoting John Tse) about a recent discovery of an old sign for sales of Carl Koch’s Techbuilt houses in Middle Ridge/Turning Mill, as described in a recent post of mine.
Lincoln Deck House Listing

Lincoln Deck House Listing

We are very happy to be back listing another modern house in Lincoln, if for no other reason than to have all our friends from Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln (FoMA) come and visit us. Just up the road from Valley Pond, 2 Old Conant Road is a 1973 Deck House beautifully sited on a wooded...