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Midcentury modern in a rustic Lincoln setting asks $1.4 million

Walter Pierce designed the airy, sleek house, which featured in the 2019 film ‘Knives Out’

A squarish house in a remote area, and the house has large windows.
Walter Pierce also planned the Peacock Farm neighborhood in nearby Lexington.
Photos by Alex Loer and courtesy of Compass

Walter Pierce, the late architect noted for helping popularize modern design in the suburbs, crafted the plan for the midcentury modern at 37 Laurel Drive in an especially rustic slice of Lincoln, about 20 miles northwest of Boston proper.

The house—on sale now through Compass for $1.4 million—is therefore a sleek and airy affair unfolding over 3,190 square feet. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a lot of open floorplan.

Built in 1957, the house, too, rests on an acre within Brown’s Wood, a Lincoln enclave that includes several other modern properties of similar age. It last sold way back in September 1996 for $480,000 too.

Interestingly enough also, 37 Laurel was a setting for the 2019 film Knives Out starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Chris Evans. So there’s that.

The back of the glassy, squarish house, with some of its patio and rustic surroundings visible.
The house sits on around an acre of woodland.
An open living room with large windows.
Open floorplans are the signature of the house’s interior.
An open kitchen with a long counter and an island.
That openness extends to the kitchen too.
A floating staircase next to very large windows.
Another feature? Very large windows.
A long dining room with a table and chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The home’s design is close to how Pierce designed his own home in Lexington.
A bedroom with a bed in front of large shelves.
There are three bedrooms.
A large shower in a bathroom, with nothing separating it.
And two full baths.