The late architect Samuel Glaser of Boston, best known for the original American Airlines hangar at Logan and (with Walter Gropius and his Architects Collaborative) the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in downtown Boston, designed the house at 20 Drumlin Road in Newton shortly before its 1949 construction.
His clients were the family that owned Beacon Construction, which Skanska later acquired, and they owned it well into the 21st century.
Its current owners—who are selling the property through Bill Janovitz and John Tse for $1.825 million—are interior designer Diane Burcz and her husband. They acquired 20 Drumlin in 2009, and set about modernizing the midcentury modern.
That meant a careful expansion that maintained the original architectural feel and reality that Glaser set down (he died in 1983). The expansion included a bigger kitchen and a new mud room and laundry area.
The 3,585-square-foot house also has five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.