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Walter Pierce
Our First Peacock Farm Listing of 2013!

Our First Peacock Farm Listing of 2013!

Our First Peacock Farm New Listing of 2013!

Our First Peacock Farm New Listing of 2013!

Photos by Lara Kimmerer (interior) and John Tse (exterior). Click any photo to enlarge: 53 Peacock Farm Road. Offered at $760,000.  Use the Contact button to schedule a private showing. Pictured in the 2013 New York Times last month, this is only the second Peacock Farm listing to be put on the market since our listing of a...
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....
New Listing in Lincoln!

New Listing in Lincoln!

NEW PRICE! $889,000. Click here to see full post, below.  
The Swanson House: New Modernist Listing in Brown's Wood in Lincoln

The Swanson House: New Modernist Listing in Brown’s Wood in Lincoln

Photos by Lara Kimmerer. Click any photo to enlarge:   “The Swanson House” is an updated and extremely well-maintained Walter Pierce-custom-designed mid-century modernist classic in Brown’s Wood, built in 1956. Expansive open floor plan, clean and soaring architectural lines, gleaming hardwood, and treetop views from walls of glass. Lower level offers home office or au...
Rare Opportunity in Peacock Farm

Rare Opportunity in Peacock Farm

Click any photo to enlarge: 35 Peacock Farm Road, Lexington List Price: $475,000 (Sold) Rare opportunity to own and restore a classic mid-century modern Peacock Farm house, designed by Walter Pierce (see interview here), a design that won the 1957 AIA Better Homes and Gardens/NBC “Homes for Better Living” prize. Nestled in a wooded half-acre lot....
New Peacock Farm Listing!

New Peacock Farm Listing!

See below post for all photos We have listed another Peacock Farm classic. UNDER AGREEMENT Bright and updated mid-century modern: Five bedroom, three full bath original Peacock Farm house designed by noted architects Walter Pierce (see interview here) and Danforth Compton, updated and well-maintained by the original owners and improved extensively since 2010 by the current...
New Peacock Farm Listing!

New Peacock Farm Listing!

Click any photo to enlarge: We have listed another Peacock Farm classic. UNDER AGREEMENT Bright and updated mid-century modern: Five bedroom, three full bath original Peacock Farm house designed by noted architects Walter Pierce (see interview here) and Danforth Compton, updated and well-maintained by the original owners and improved extensively since 2010 by the current...
Interview with Walter Pierce

Interview with Walter Pierce

Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington that he developed with partner, Danforth Compton. Mr. Pierce told the Globe, ““we were taught that architecture could contribute to social policy; we were zealous and were reacting against the...

Latest Boston Magazine Post – The Real Estate Heretic

Yesterday I sat down with Walter Pierce, a 90-something year-old architect who designed the “Peacock Farm” house and developed one of the first modernist/progressive neighborhoods in the Boston area. I hope to run the interview in this space and at my modernmass.com blog next week. But chief among the subjects on which I wanted to hear...
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...
42 Peacock Farm Road -- New Listing

42 Peacock Farm Road — New Listing

John Tse and I have listed another Peacock Farm classic. (SOLD, closing end of June 2010) Sunny mid-century modern classic: 5 bedroom, 3 full bath original Peacock Farm house designed by noted architects Walter Pierce and Danforth Compton, updated & well-maintained by the original owners, now offered for the first time in over 50 years....