Members enjoy exclusive visit to groundbreaking Modern house

Dec 4, 2013

Historic Homeowner members got a special sneak peak at one of the original Six Moon Hill houses in Lexington, Massachusetts, designed by John “Chip” and Sally Harkness in 1948.

The Harknesses were among the group of young architects who launched The Architects Collaborative (TAC) firm with Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.

Six Moon Hill was the first of Lexington’s Modern neighborhoods. The largely intact Harkness house features a red-painted spiral staircase, sliding barn doors to cover large window openings, colored acrylic panels in a kitchen pass-through, and an ironing board cabinet tucked into the paneling in the central family room.

Historic Homeowner members were among the guests invited to view this landmark mid-century Modern house by its listing broker, Charles Letovsky of Barrett/Sotheby’s International Realty.

Along with personalized advice and access to Historic New England’s old-house experts, Historic Homeowner members enjoy invitations to special tours and other events like this throughout the year. Join today.