37 Laurel Drive, Lincoln
Size: 3,190 square feet
Does this wooded, Modernist house look familiar? That might be because it was a filming location for the 2019 murder mystery Knives Out, serving as the cool digs of one Ransom Drysdale, portrayed by Boston native Chris Evans. While Ransom’s chunky, cream-colored wool sweater may have stolen the show, his briefly-seen place of residence is equally worth fawning over. The glass facade was shot from the outside, with the character’s vintage BMW out front, as well as inside, capturing the living room on film.
Walk into the living area yourself and you’ll see the red brick fireplace that Ana de Armas sat in front of, and the retro glass block wall that Evans sat by, sporting yet another crew-neck sweater (this one is blue, also very nice). You’ll also appreciate the gloriously open layout, with open shelving partitioning off the long kitchen and a floating cedar staircase that leads upstairs.
The walls are essentially a grid of oversized windows that look out at the sylvan surroundings, or glass doors that open onto a series of decks. As for dowdy drapes or clunky blinds that could obstruct those lovely clean lines, listing agent Bill Janovitz says they’re largely unnecessary due to the home’s positioning. “Windows face the woods, or use the slope [of the landscape] to block views from the road,” he explains. Sit back and marvel as the sun filters through the trees and into windows from all angles, from sunrise to sunset. Whether you’re a fan of the timeless modern design or of the murder mystery chock-full of A-listers in excellent costumes (honorable mention to Jamie Lee Curtis’ glasses and pantsuits), you’ll fall for the natural light show the window-filled home puts on each day.
For information, contact Bill Janovitz and John Tse, Compass, compass.com.
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