On the Market: A Midcentury Modern Gem in Lexington
It was built in 1953 as part of the town’s Five Fields development.
13 Barberry Road, Lincoln
Size: 2,043 square feet
It’s not every day you have the chance to buy a home in Lexington’s Five Fields development: an idealistic, design-minded community established in the 1950s.
Dreamed up by the Architects Collaborative—then helmed by Bauhaus school founder Walter Gropius—Five Fields combats what Gropius called “social loneliness.” To foster a sense of community, the grouping of modernist homes is centered around a common playground, swimming pool, and frog pond. A total of eight acres is set aside as shared land for residents.
The Bogden House, one of Five Field’s few custom builds, hit the market last week. The three-bedroom home was designed in 1953 by Herbert L. Bogen for his family, and displays all the hallmarks of a midcentury abode. It has boasts an open floor plan and walls of glass, effectively bringing the outdoors in. The house was updated and expanded in 2010, and now offers a spacious master suite at the end of the home’s bedroom wing.
For information, contact the Janovitz-Tse Team, William Raveis R.E. & Home Services, modernmass.com.