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Walter Gropius
Five Fields in the Boston Globe

Five Fields in the Boston Globe

  A truly excellent and comprehensive article by Linda Matchan that captures what makes Five Fields so special. Link here. Excerpt: …It is part of a small, tightknit, and, for its time, radical community of modernist homes known as Five Fields. The neighborhood, established in the postwar 1950s by a group of local architects, including...
New Lexington Listing, "the Dunn House" Designed by Ira Rakatansky

New Lexington Listing, “the Dunn House” Designed by Ira Rakatansky

  See post below for more photos The Dunn House, 58 Hill Street, Lexington (Under Agreement; Showing for Back-Up Offers) One of an enclave of two homes designed by noted master Modernist architect, Ira Rakatansky,  this 3052 square-foot house, built in 1955, has six bedrooms; three full baths, including an en suite master bath; a...
New Lexington Listing, "the Dunn House" Designed by Ira Rakatansky

New Lexington Listing, “the Dunn House” Designed by Ira Rakatansky

Click any photo to enlarge: The Dunn House, 58 Hill Street, Lexington (Under Agreement; Showing for Back-Up Offers) One of an enclave of two homes designed by noted master Modernist architect, Ira Rakatansky,  this 3052 square-foot house, built in 1955, has six bedrooms; three full baths, including an en suite master bath; a large eat-in...

Bauhaus/Gropius Video

Very interesting video on the Bauhaus and Walter Gropius:    
Family Outing to the Gropius House

Family Outing to the Gropius House

  It had been a while since I actually had entered the Gropius House in Lincoln. But spring is here and the tours are offered with more frequency. So, inspired and reminded by the perspective of the archi-tourist, Randall Ross, linked in this previous post, I packed the family into the car for a 10-minute...

A Paean to the Gropius House From Shreveport

Here is a great appreciation of this landmark from Randall Ross, who runs the modernism101.com site. He and his wife are rare book sellers based in Shreveport, Louisiana specializing in rare and out-of-print 20th-century design books and periodicals.  
Gropius (and Breuer!) on the South Shore

Gropius (and Breuer!) on the South Shore

This is a bit old now, but worth posting here. The rarity of modernism on the New England waterfront, except perhaps in the Wellfleet/Truro area, makes this Gropius/Breuer house in Cohasset of particular interest. Read the article here, in Dwell.
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...
Hugh Stubbins-Designed House in Lincoln

Hugh Stubbins-Designed House in Lincoln

10 Moon Hill - The Sills House For Sale

10 Moon Hill – The Sills House For Sale

(SOLD July/2010) In the June 1950 issue of Architectural Forum magazine profile on the homes of Six Moon Hill, the Sills House, 10 Moon Hill Road, is described as, “designed for one of Six Moon Hill’s few non-academic couples, this carefully detailed house has reserve space to provide for future family growth… A slate floor...
Our New Peacock Farm Listing

Our New Peacock Farm Listing

We are pleased to present this new listing, coming on the market via MLS on February 24. Contact Bill at 781-856-0992 or bjanovitz@hammondre.com to arrange a showing. Price $748,988. It is an expanded and updated five-bedroom Peacock Farm house. The original Walter Pierce design of this now-modern-classic style has been expanded in the front, on...
Chamberlain Cottage

Chamberlain Cottage

Here is a link to more information on the Marcel Breuer/Walter Gropius Chamberlain Cottage in Wayland, MA