Sixties Redux

Fifty years ago, the world was introduced to the Beatles, the Touch-Tone phone, and ZIP codes. Closer to home, architecture and home décor went modern—an approach that continues to enchant us five decades later.

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If Mike Brady lived in Newton, he would have designed this dream house for his lovely lady, six children, and Alice. Built in 1963 on a private parcel of land that’s now just steps from the state-of-the-art Newton North High School, the 4,620-square-foot midcentury-modern abode has the family-friendliest of layouts, including a kids’ wing with three bedrooms, a massive lower level that’s perfect for an au pair or a couple of moody teens, and a far-flung master suite that feels inspired by a Palm Springs spa. Though born in the Space Age, this home has transitioned effortlessly to the digital era: A recent top-to-bottom renovation added luxurious contemporary details such as a deep Yokajima soaking tub, an elegant built-in platform master bed, a heated driveway, and steel cable railings throughout. No pillbox hats required.

Address › 157 Otis St., West Newton

Listing price › $2.75 million

Listing agent › Margie Kern, Karp, Liberman & Kern Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-686-0981,

Stats › Five bedrooms, four full baths, and garage parking for four cars