On the Market: Lexington’s “Big Dig House”
It's built with more than 600,000 pounds of reclaimed steel and concrete from the highway project.
8 Bird Hill Road, Lexington
Size: 4,027 square feet
This stunningly modern house for sale is closely connected to the highway, but not in the way you might think. It’s not located near an offramp nor does it overlook a major interstate—rather, the house is made of the highway. Indeed, Lexington’s “Big Dig House” was built with more than 600,000 pounds of reclaimed steel and concrete from Boston’s infamous overhaul of I-93, known as the Big Dig project.
Since 2006, the contemporary castle has been a fixture in the town’s Six Moon Hill neighborhood, a Modernist development created by architect Walter Gropius. The home stretches to more than 4,000 square feet, offering six levels of living space. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows let sunlight in from every angle, while polished concrete floors and exposed pipes give the space an industrial feel. The house is anchored by a suspended staircase made of steel cables, plus a three-sided fireplace that warms the kitchen, living room, and lounge area. To top it all off, there’s a Japanese garden on the roof. It’s best enjoyed while soaking in the nearby rooftop hot tub.
For information, contact the Tom and Joanne Team, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, tomandjoanneteam.com.
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