76 Meriam Street has served as the residence of its architect, Robert Adams, for the past 20 years. Now the complexity and considerations of its design are on full display as the home hits the market for $2.6 million.
The 4-bed, 3.5-bath home in scenic Lexington was designed to be a “private suburban oasis,” and it certainly delivers on that mission. Measuring 6,012 square feet, which includes the lower walkout level, the home was built in 2002.
The majority of the home’s living space is on the main level, where the floors are heated. A bright living room features a wall of windows and patio doors that lead outside to the sprawling courtyard, where a weeping cherry tree holds court.
“The courtyard is really what brings everyone to the place and grabs their attention,” says Bill Janovitz of Compass’ Modern Mass team, which owns the listing.
The spacious kitchen, which has a large center island and heated limestone floors, leads to a walk-in pantry with plenty of storage and an additional fridge. The kitchen also opens into a family room, with a huge raised hearth fireplace ruling the space.
The master suite, which is also located on the first floor, is flooded with sunlight and has motorized blinds to allow natural light from the courtyard to flood in. It also has a walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom with a unique Macauba blue quartzite stone. counters, bathtub and wall.
On the upper level, you will find two bedrooms and a full bathroom. There is also a huge unfinished attic which could be developed further.
On the fully renovated lower level you will find a hallway of built-in shelving which leads to additional office space and a gym, which could easily be converted into a child’s room or an additional bedroom. There is also a wine cellar, woodshed area and plenty of additional storage.
“When I walk into the house, I feel so livable. It’s so well built,” Janovitz says.
The immaculately landscaped property also has a heated driveway and a three-car garage.
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