February 8, 2023
Dwelling of the Week: It’s mid-century fashionable proper all the way down to the rec room

12 months constructed 1959

Sq. toes 1,852

Bedrooms 3

Baths 2 full, 1 half

Sewer/water Personal/public

Taxes $6,905 (2022)

Although Lexington is taken into account by many to be floor zero for mid-century fashionable properties in Larger Boston, the city doesn’t personal the unique rights to the favored type. Our Dwelling of the Week is a little bit bit to the northeast, in Wilmington.

Sitting on 1.43 acres on a cul-de-sac, the house embodies the important thing components of the design, in and out. Broadly talking, it’s two parallelograms knitted collectively, every with an angled roofline and with neither having any exterior gildings like corbels and dragon’s tooth shingling. Lots of the home windows are additionally parallelograms or are topped with one.

The entry to the primary degree, discovered on the high of red-brick stairs, is a testomony to geometry: A aspect window of parallelograms in yellow, inexperienced, and blue glass sits subsequent to a door that has an oval window with ornate caming. Above them is a clear-glass window that appears like a tart slice. All forged stunning mild upon the house’s hardwood flooring. This entrance opens into what is taken into account the house’s third flooring.

The aspect window casts a colourful glow on the lobby hardwood.Surette Media Group

A doorway on the left simply contained in the lobby results in a 140-square-foot, absolutely up to date kitchen formed like a fish hook. The area is awash in neutrals: The counters are a light-colored granite, the cupboards are white Shaker type, and the backsplash is a grey and white ceramic tile set to type diamonds. The sink is a research in contrasts, a black undermount that matches the cupboard pulls and the cylindrical pendant lighting. The home equipment are stainless-steel and bounce the pure mild pouring by means of a number of home windows of assorted shapes, together with two skylights. The flooring is a laminate that appears like wooden.

What can be the sharp finish of the fish hook is the peninsula part of the counter, which presents seating for 3 and units the kitchen aside from the eating and residing areas on this open flooring plan. A cylindrical, clear pendant mild marks the most effective spot for the eating desk — beneath a casement window.

Within the kitchen, the counters are a light-colored granite, and the home equipment are stainless-steel. Surette Media Group
A peninsula separates the eating space from the kitchen.Surette Media Group

The ceiling narrows to its lowest level within the eating spot however telescopes up because it flows into the 206-square-foot residing space. Essentially the most hanging visible component is the floor-to-ceiling wood-burning hearth, which presents a comfortable spot to observe the snowflakes alight on the composite deck by means of a slider and home windows that attain the ceiling. The area additionally boasts two skylights. The house has oil warmth.

The lounge contains a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning hearth.Surette Media Group
The deck is off the lounge.Surette Media Group

Floating stairs result in the fourth flooring, the place three of the house’s 4 bedrooms radiate off a sq. corridor.

The bed room space within the major suite is 166 sq. toes, the ground plans approximate, and options two casement home windows (one topped with parallelogram-shaped glass), white uncovered beams, a sliding door closet, and a skylight. The flooring is hardwood.

A bathe with rounded glass partitions reveals off its hipness within the adjoining bathtub, which has white ceramic tile flooring and a single self-importance topped with a ceramic counter.

The steps, sans risers, are very mid-century fashionable. Suppose “Brady Bunch.”Surette Media Group
Skylights assist make the proprietor bed room vivid.Surette Media Group
This full bathtub has a curved bathe.Surette Media Group

The opposite two bedrooms on this degree fluctuate in dimension from 105 sq. toes to 158 sq. toes, and each have hardwood flooring. The bigger one has casement home windows on two partitions (can you notice the parallelogram?) and a skylight. The smaller bed room, at present arrange as a research/playroom, presents a grouping of home windows on one wall.

The second full bathtub contains a lengthy single self-importance with a granite counter, laminate flooring, and a bathe/bathtub mixture with glass sliding doorways and a grey subway tile encompass.

This bed room, the biggest of the secondary bedrooms, has hardwood flooring.Surette Media Group
This bed room is about up as a house workplace/playroom.Surette Media Group
The second full bathtub contains a lengthy single self-importance with a granite counter, laminate flooring, and a bathe/bathtub mixture.Surette Media Group

There are two ranges nonetheless to go on this house, and each present glorious alternatives for entertaining. The second flooring is house to a 338-square-foot household room and a half bathtub with a single granite-topped self-importance, white ceramic tile flooring, and washer and dryer connections.

The primary flooring is the ultimate proof that this house is mid-century fashionable: Right here there’s a 338-square foot rec room with a moist bar a la “Mad Males,” in addition to a slider to the yard. The flooring on each of those ranges is laminate that mimics wooden.

The household room sits by itself flooring.Surette Media Group
The rec room is 338 sq. toes and has a slider to the yard.Surette Media Group
The rec room has a moist bar. There’s not want to go to the kitchen for one thing to sip.Surette Media Group

The driveway winds round to the rear of the home, the place one finds two storage spots off to the aspect.

Dante Bruzzese of The Motion Group at Compass in Boston has the itemizing. As of press time, a proposal with a contingency had been accepted on the property.

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