A revolutionary architectural property in Lexington
Built by a famous Cambridge architectural firm, this house is part of a community known to have defined the design of the post-war house.
456 Concord Avenue, Lexington
Price: $ 1,908,000
Cut: 2,824 square feet
Bathrooms : 2 full, 1 partial
They say great minds meet. The proof is not in the pudding, but in Five Fields, a community of around 60 contemporary style homes built in the early 1960s. This neighborhood is the brainchild of The Architects Collaborative of Cambridge, led by renowned architect Walter Gropius. Their sharp minimalist designs were not only a deviation from the colonial influence often found in New England, but shaped post-war architecture across the country, making homes found in Five Fields not only a rarity. for the region, but a piece of architectural history.
Today, one of the homes in this community is for sale, offering the rare chance to own a pioneer property. While the homes in this community were also originally designed to be the same, this particular home has been updated over the years to bring contemporary living into the 21st century, starting with the kitchen, a brand new open concept space filled with sunlight and energy efficient appliances. This room opens onto an equally sunny family room with energy saving windows and sliding doors that lead to an outdoor patio. Walls of windows in the home’s living room allow panoramic views of the rest of the 2.2 acre yard.
Throughout the home you’ll find the same clean, minimalist style that made this mid-century modern home so unusual to begin with. Whitewashed walls and light wood floors are featured throughout, including all five bedrooms. The master suite adds a touch of playful luxury to the home in the form of a Japanese-inspired bathroom with its own spa. In addition to the aesthetic appeal, residents can also take advantage of The Architect Collaborative’s original idea of making this neighborhood a community through shared spaces. A heated swimming pool and open fields are available to all who live here, helping to foster a sense of community in a way as valuable today as it was then.
For more information, contact Akikio Ghosh, ERA Key Realty Services, era.com.
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