On the Market: The Nelson House
75 Robin Road, Weston
Size: 3,460 square feet
Just last week, a home expanded by Henry B. Hoover hit the market. This week, another house he co-designed with Walter Lee Hill is up for grabs. Hoover, an influential modern architect, built some of the first modern homes in Lincoln and Weston—even before Bauhaus legend Walter Gropius did.
Known as the Nelson House, this midcentury marvel was custom designed for Arthur and Eleanor Nelson in 1958. It’s divided into two parts—one for sleeping and one for living—that are separated by a glass hallway. The living section offers several rooms with custom-built furniture, including a living room, dining room, breakfast room, family room, kitchen, and sunroom. On the opposite side, the sleeping section contains five bedrooms and two full baths.
As in the true midcentury style of blending the indoors with the outdoors, a wealth of floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of surrounding nature as well as glimpses of the Boston skyline. The three-acre property also includes a carport at the end of a private driveway.
On April 14, an open house of the home will be followed by a talk on modern architecture at the Weston Library. The lecture will be led by Hoover’s daughter, Lucretia Hoover Giese, co-author of the recently published Breaking Ground: Henry B. Hoover New England Modern Architect. Details about the event are available here.
For information, contact Bill Janovitz and John Tse, William Raveis R.E. & Home Services, modernmass.com.
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