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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 dozen featured on the Lexington Historical Society’s Modernism Tour. Designed by revered...
Sold: Historic Techbuilt in Lexington

Sold: 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...
Sold: Expanded Mid-Century Modern in Lexington

Sold: Expanded Mid-Century Modern in Lexington

Photos by Lara Kimmerer (interior) and John Tse (exterior). Click any photo to enlarge: 2 Partridge Road, Lexington SOLD 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, including an en suite master...
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, including an en suite master bath; central air; and 2592 square...
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.
Our Dewey Road Listing is Boston Globe Home of the Week

Our Dewey Road Listing is Boston Globe Home of the Week

Check it out, here. Photos by my neighbor, Boston Globe photographer, Joanne Rathe. Written by John Ellement. SOLD.
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 this architecture might be justifiably wary of the descriptor “updated” when walking...
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: Lexington Mid-Century Modern

Sold: Lexington Mid-Century Modern

Click any photo to enlarge: SOLD January, 2012 $622,000. One of the first Peacock-Farm style houses built outside of the Peacock Farm development, this 1958-built modernist home was designed by Walter Pierce and updated by the current owners, an architect and a designer/artist, only the second set of owners of this particular example of the coveted...

Neighbors Opposing Demolition in Lexington

As with the earlier post about the case being made for preservation of modernist homes in the Boston area, this article appeared in Lexington’s local Minuteman paper today about efforts to dissuade a homeowner from demolishing a house in Lexington’s Turning Mill neighborhood, which is 99.9% mid-century modern homes, Techbuilt and the Walter-Pierce-designed Peacock Farm-style house...

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.
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...