Fixer-Upper Friday: A Time Capsule House in Concord

It's an original Carl Koch-designed home in the Conantum community, a unique planned development that dates back to 1952.

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Location: 136 Holden Wood Road, Concord—on a private wooded lot in the Conantum community.
Stats: 4 floors, 2 baths, 1,883 square feet
Listing Price: $785,000
Listing Agent: Suzanne Shepard, Charles Associates,

This midcentury home doesn’t fit our exact definition of a fixer-upper. For starters, there’s nothing glaring or in immediate need of repair. It has good bones and has been cared for by the same owners for over 60 years. And while the price is lower than other houses on surrounding streets, it’s a solid chunk of change to ask for the dated decor.

This home, however, is a rare offering as part of a post-WWII planned neighborhood, rich in history and community spirit. With an original layout by architect Carl Koch, the interiors read like a time capsule, with an open family room and kitchen on the first floor, complete with hexagonal tile floor and clean-lined cabinetry. The second floor features three bedrooms, a bath, and two walk in closets. One third of the basement is finished as a family room with a fireplace, and the rest features a laundry room, storage area, and a large unfinished workroom with access to the yard via a full staircase.