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Iconic House II Can Be Yours $425k

Iconic House II Can Be Yours $425k

The following is an urgent note for a preservation opportunity for this famous house.   Hi All, We’re reaching the zero hour for Peter Eisenman’s House II in Hardwick, Vermont. I spoke with the owner yesterday, and he is willing to sell the house and 15 acres for $425,000 to anyone who will save the...
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. (Under Agreement) 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...
Boston.com New Article on Area Modernism

Boston.com New Article on Area Modernism

We are quoted in a new article posted a few days ago on Boston.com
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...

Interview with John Flansburgh

Interesting interview here with John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, speaking in part about growing up in the landmark Modernist house his father, Earl, designed in Lincoln.
Sally Harkness, 1915-2013

Sally Harkness, 1915-2013

We were saddened to learn last month of the passing of Sally Harkness, a true innovator, at 98. At the time of her passing, Ms. Harkness was still living at the house she designed 65 years ago at Six Moon Hill, the neighborhood she co-founded with her colleagues in The Architects Collaborative (TAC). Here is...
Boston Sunday Globe on Walter Pierce and Architecture at UMass

Boston Sunday Globe on Walter Pierce and Architecture at UMass

  The Globe today covers two subjects near and dear to my heart. Bryan Marquard has written a nice tribute to Walter Pierce, including links to our 2011 interview with him for this site. In the Ideas section of same edition is a very interesting article by Max Page about the architecture of the University...
Walter Pierce 1920-2013

Walter Pierce 1920-2013

We were very saddened to learn of the loss of Peacock Farm architect, Walter Pierce, a Lexington and Boston-area modernist legend and a true innovator. We were fortunate enough to interview him in 2011. The New York Times notice links to that interview. The Lexington Minuteman also had a front page notice of Mr. Pierce’s passing....

Sampling of Inventory

Every once in a while, it is good to remind our readers that we also work as exclusive buyer’s agents. Time is too limited for us to work in a non-exclusive relationship (though we can limit our exclusivity to certain towns, leaving buyers free to work with other agents in other areas). Often, we are...
Sampling of Available Inventory

Sampling of Available Inventory

Happy 2013! The dead of winter is always the slowest time for real estate in these parts, but inventory is particularly tight this year. We have been getting inquiries from some buyers who are frustrated that most of our listings under our Homes for Sale page are already sold (by the way, not all of the...

Icon or Eyesore: Metropolis Magazine

An interesting multi-part series examining issues in preserving Modernist buildings around Boston at Metropolis Magazine.
Modernist Immersion and Brand New Modernism

Modernist Immersion and Brand New Modernism

  It has been a super busy spring and summer in our little world of real estate. Almost everything we have listed sold very quickly and handling the subsequent details for closings, as well as a badly needed vacation, kept us from posting a lot of extra fun stuff. But here are two such fun...

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