Real Estate in the Boston Area : Modernism Specialists
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.  
Sold: Expanded and Updated Lexington Techbuilt

Sold: 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.