It retains some of that late-18th-century charm in its floorboards, five fireplaces, and exterior. Otherwise, the house is pretty modern—not least because of the appliances and because of updates such as a new heating-and-AC system.
The house has three full bathrooms and the potential for four bedrooms. The granite-heavy kitchen is the product of a recent redo, and there is lots of natural light given the open and capacious design.
And, because public transit is the Boston region’s great leveler, the listing for this million-dollar-plus home with a big yard and plenty of parking makes clear that it is "4 short blocks from the Eliot Green-line T stop."
The late architect designed the house at 20 Drumlin Road shortly before its 1949 construction. His clients owned it well into the 21st century. Its current owners—who are selling the property—acquired it in 2009, and set about modernizing the midcentury modern.
Among the 17 rooms of the mansion at 65 Essex Road is a pub. The brick colonial also boasts six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, an incredible 9,282 square feet, a dark room (people still use those?), and a pool. Here’s how much it wants.