A Midcentury Modern Marvel in Norwood Is Back on the Market

The place appears almost untouched since it was built in 1960.

Photo by Kent Dayton

It’s rare to stumble across a home that has remained largely unchanged since its construction, yet this midcentury modern marvel in Norwood is exactly that.

Known as the Hayes Kelley House, the home was designed in 1959 by Hayes Kelley and Charles Leofanti. It was built in 1960, and since then has only been home to a select few—namely the Kelley family, who lived in the home for decades.

The home’s current owners have managed to protect the place from significant alterations, and are now quietly searching for the right buyer to preserve it for years to come. The mostly untouched home hit the market last summer for $525,000, and was sold in September 2016 for $585,000, according to property records. The off-market listing at 540 Nichols Street currently asks $700,000.

The premium is understandable when you examine the pristine, charmingly retro, Paul McCobb-designed Mutschler kitchen.

Image courtesy of Victoria Kennedy

Then there’s the spacious open-concept living room, complete with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Beyond the kitchen, a floating staircase leads to a study, and beside it is an interior glass atrium. The three bedrooms, meanwhile, are located in their own wing, and outside, there’s a sizable backyard with a bluestone patio and a hot tub.

The size of the one-level abode? 2,636 square feet. The Hayes Kelley House is listed by Victoria Kennedy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Peep more photos of the home below and see the listing here.

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton

Photo by Kent Dayton


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com


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