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Walter Gropius-Designed Home on the Market in Newton

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It's the chance of a lifetime. A landmark historic property in Newton is up for sale, ripe to be plucked by a discerning buyer. A rare gem in a highly desirable location on The Ledges Road in Newton Center, this impressive home was designed in the 1940s by renowned German architect Walter Gropius.

Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus School in Germany and later a teacher at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was among the pioneers of modern architecture. His architectural stamp can be seen in such structures as the Metlife Building (formerly the Pan Am Building) in New York, the University of Baghdad, and the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

This stunning Newton home is one of just a few private residences conceived by Gropius and sits atop a level hill overlooking the picturesque surrounding countryside. Built from granite quarried in Maine, the exterior is impeccably maintained and the surrounding property is landscaped with mature plantings, while the interior boasts more than 10,000 square feet of living space. Amenities include a modern kitchen, six bedrooms and bathrooms, fireplaces, an elevator, soaring windows that fill the house with sunlight, and an indoor pool with a spa and recreation area.

This Gropius creation is unique a opportunity to own a slice of global architectural history right here in Massachusetts while enjoying elegant living at its finest.

By: Jim Lowenstern