Welcome to 8 Gould Road, a sophisticated, modern and timeless home, nestled in the northwest corner of Lexington, in a leafy enclave known to have one of the largest concentrations of architect designed Mid-Century Modern homes in the Northeast. An anchor property in the Upper Turning Mill neighborhood, 8 Gould is a classic Walter Pierce Peacock Farm style home, characterized by open living space afforded by post and beam construction, and punctuated with key design elements of central hearth, vaulted ceilings under gently sloped roof, and framed views of beautiful natural surrounds.
The main level has dramatic open space, with exposed structure and skylights that create wonderful moments of light as you move through the space. A chef’s kitchen offers stainless appliances, propane gas cooking, beautiful tiled backsplash, a terrific amount of storage in custom cabinetry, and limitless work surface on the expansive quartz island. The kitchen transitions to a gracious dining area with lovely Simon Pearce chandelier, and opens to an outdoor pea stone patio, a perfect spot to locate your herb garden and cutting beds.
A warm and welcoming Family Room provides ideal space for intimate gatherings, movie night, or musical performance. With its own zone of heat and cooling, the Sunroom provides a happy quiet spot for play, home office, studio, and opens to fenced outdoor space, surrounded by native flora and fauna.
Upstairs, find a beautifully renovated bathroom. The master bedroom also has a half bath en suite, and with five bedrooms throughout the home, there are multiple options for home office. Iconic cork flooring throughout the lower level, which is home to two lovely bedrooms, each with a custom wardrobe/closet which will convey with property, another beautifully renovated full bathroom, and dedicated laundry room with direct access to mechanical room. Extensive storage space is accessible both inside the home, and outside in a spacious exterior storage shed.
Current Owner has created stunning modern bathrooms, added details like custom handrails and moulding to further enrich the property. They made updates to lighting, added the comfort of security system and ductless AC. Their landscape architect further developed the grounds, adding wonderful native plant material, defining pathways to the various outdoor living spaces, and installing tasteful subtle fencing to create contained outdoor play space.
This a large corner lot, and the house is beautifully sited, set back from the street to enjoy the full benefit of wooded privacy and connection to nature, yet still visibly accessible from the street and very much connected to the neighborhood.
This elegant home offers the privilege of privacy, the warmth of community, and the beauty of historic modernism.
Bed: 5 bedrooms
Bath: 2 full, 1 half
Approx. Living Area: 2543 sf, as measured by floor plans professional
Approx. Lot Size: 0.7 acre (30,436 sf)
Roof: rubber membrane
Siding: wood, painted
Parking: paved driveway accommodates 3-4 cars
Outdoors: multiple patios, stone steps and wall, paths, fenced areas
Garden: extensive native plants, flowering shrubs and trees, hardy perennials
Storage: large detached storage shed, attached shed for oil tank, under house storage accessible from patio
Heat: 3 zones FHW by oil, 1 zone electric heat in Sunroom
Cool: 3 zones ductless AC, 1 zone wall AC in Sunroom
Electrical: 200 amp, circuit breakers
Fireplace: 1 WBFP, liner has been replaced
Cooking: propane gas
Laundry: side-by-side W/D, electric dryer
Storage: under house storage accessible from Mechanical Room
Style: Mid-Century Modern
Year Built: 1958
FY20 Taxes: $14,053.
Neighborhood: Turning Mill Neighborhood Conservation District, Paint Rock Pool
Nearby: Simond’s Brook and Paint Mine conservation areas,
Public Schools: Estabrook Elementary, Diamond Middle, Lexington High
- 8 Gould is a participant in Turning Mill Neighborhood Conservation District
- Shareholder in Paint Rock Pool, which offers optional membership with annual fee
Notable Exclusions & Inclusions
- Excluded: Decorative metal gate excluded (see agent for details)
- Included: Two freestanding wardrobes in lower level bedrooms will remain
- Included: Desk in lower level bedroom is built-in and will remain
Turning Mill is one of Lexington’s renowned Mid-Century Modern enclaves, developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, and comprised of both Techbuilt and Peacock Farm style homes. Architects like Walter Gropius, Carl Koch and Walter Pierce are credited for their vision and influence that lead to the development of these architecturally rich neighborhoods – Turning Mill, Peacock Farm, Six Moon Hill, and Five Fields – which are now havens for Modernists who love clean lines, connection to nature, and a strong sense of community.
Surrounded by conservation areas, Turning Mill residents have easy access to miles of trails, popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and Sunday walkers alike. Simonds Brook and Paint Mine Conservation areas, and Burlington’s Landlocked Forest to the east, offer a vast array of wildlife and beautiful natural habitat, including wetlands several vernal pools.
The Paint Rock pool offers optional seasonal membership and is a wonderful community gathering place, offering swim lessons, a swim team, and fun neighborhood festivities, like annual pancake breakfast and ice cream socials.
Estabrook Elementary School opened a newly constructed LEED certified building in 2014, and has been consistently ranked as one of the best elementary schools in Massachusetts.
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