Real Estate in the Boston Area : Modernism Specialists
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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...
Modern Rentals

Modern Rentals

We are not as fast to post occasional rentals we list. As a consequence, the house at Demar, which we had listed, was also rented before we posted here as a rental listing.  
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.
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.

Sale/Listing updates

Please note the following updates on some of the houses listed in below posts: Stubbins House, 149 Old Country Rd., Lincoln — Closed and sold for $850,000. Had been listed at $799,000 7 Moon Hill Rd., Lexington — Under contract first week. Due to close in February 2011. 19 Demar Rd., Lexington — Under contract;...
19 Demar Rd. in Lexington -- Techbuilt Classic

19 Demar Rd. in Lexington — Techbuilt Classic

SOLD: Designed by Carl Koch, the “Grandfather of Prefab” (Progressive Architecture, 1994), this Techbuilt classic, a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath 2615 s.f. home is a fine example of the pioneering modernism that Koch applied to mid-century homebuilding as returning GIs and a surge in Boston-area technology firms created more demand for housing young families. Bill Janovitz...

Techbuilt Offered for Sale

There’s a nice expanded and renovated Techbuilt house for sale in Lexington’s Turning Mill/Paint Rock neighborhood. See the listing information and photos here. I would be glad to arrange a showing.