It has been a super busy spring and summer in our little world of real estate. Almost everything we have listed sold very quickly and handling the subsequent details for closings, as well as a badly needed vacation, kept us from posting a lot of extra fun stuff.
But here are two such fun items. First, our friends at Historic New England got in touch with us to let us know about the very special Modernism Immersion Weekend coming up September 28-30, with tours of houses and neighborhoods all over Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
- Keith Morgan, director of architectural studies, Boston University
- Kristina Wilson, assistant professor of art history, Clark University
- Peter McMahon, architect and executive director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust
- Anne Grady, architectural historian
- Peter Gittleman, team leader for visitor experience, Historic New England
The program fee includes all lectures, admissions, guided tours, transportation, daily breakfast and lunch, scheduled evening receptions, Saturday night dinner, and one night’s accommodations on Cape Cod.
Another fun thing we did this summer was a personal tour of a few actual model structures from Bluhomes, a company based here in Waltham who we have linked to in our Resources section. They have a new program we are partnering on for those of our clients looking for modern factory-constructed modular homes to build from scratch on a plot of land, or add to an exiting structure. The above photo is of their Breezehouse, one of their high-end models.
Bluhomes continues a great heritage of modern modular home building in the Boston area, a history that includes Techbuilt, Acorn, and Deckhouse. Keep an eye out on Bluhomes web site for special events they have occasionally, from house tours to design seminars.