16 Meriam Street

Lexington, MA,

$6,500,000 active
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 9473 SQFT

Step inside this recently constructed Victorian style home to discover an exquisite and majestic estate that has been meticulously built to seamlessly blend modern convenience with timeless elegance, perfectly tailored to fit the needs of today’s lifestyle.

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Information

  • Total Rooms
    18
  • Year Built
    2008
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Lot Size
    0.34 Acres
  • Bathrooms
    7 Full
  • Heat/Cool
    Gas Fueled Hydro Air/Radiant Floors/Central Air
  • Parking
    3 Car Garage, 6 Off Street
  • Taxes
    $31,577 (2023)
  • Fireplaces
    4 Gas Burning
  • Grade School
    School Board
  • Living Area
    9,473 Square Feet (Includes Gazebo, Heated Garage, and Mechanical/Electrical Room)
  • Middle School
    Diamond MS
  • High School
    Lexington HS

Nestled within highly desirable Merriam Hill and offering a prime location on one of the most historic sites in Lexington. 16 Meriam Street is sited on the very spot where Samuel Adams exclaimed to John Hancock upon hearing the first shots of the revolution, “Oh what a glorious morning for America!” Now this once in a lifetime opportunity awaits, inviting you to start your next chapter in this stunning home with a historic location only steps from the town center.

The home’s exterior boasts the distinctive aesthetic of Victorian construction, an architectural treasure adorned by bay windows, elaborate dentil moldings, and arched accent windows. A paved walkway leads to the inviting front porch where the stately, double mahogany entry doors with iron scrollwork and glass welcome you inside. The exterior and surrounding gardens are captivating with professionally landscaped grounds, stone walls, and specialty plantings.

Once inside, you will be further impressed by the home’s interior, as every corner of this impeccable residence exudes unparalleled style and sophistication, with a floor plan designed for comfortable living and entertaining. The grand foyer impresses with gleaming marble flooring and an exquisite Schonbek crystal chandelier.

Decorative columns flank an arched opening into the elegant formal living room as the rich mahogany hardwood flooring begins. Intricate millwork adorns the delicately arched windows and double French doors to the front porch, as the eye-catching tray ceiling illuminates the room with both recessed and inset rope lighting. A gas fireplace is graced by a granite surround, adding even more character to this stunning room while offering the perfect setting for conversation and cocktails. Coordinating crystal light fixtures complement the foyer’s chandelier in the living room and beyond. Lutron Homeworks programmable scene-based lighting is in the formal living room and in every room to follow, allowing you to set the mood no matter the occasion or your preference. Radiant heat flooring is installed throughout the home for an extra cozy feel.  

French doors open to the formal dining room as a bay of windows welcomes the sunshine while overlooking the gardens and front porch beyond. The dining room mirrors the same gracious details of the formal living room with hardwood floors, a tray ceiling with inset rope lighting, and recessed lighting. Floor-to-ceiling glass-fronted cabinets offer the perfect place to showcase your fine dinnerware. Toast to special occasions with a vintage bottle of red from your very own wine cellar.

Whether hosting a grand soiree or an intimate family gathering, this home offers the perfect backdrop for every occasion, elevating your entertaining endeavors to new heights. The heart of the home opens with the stunning chef’s kitchen, equipped with professional grade, top of the line appliances including the 48” True double door refrigerator and freezer, a statement piece with a transparent window panel, and the Wolf 60” gas range with six burners, a griddle, and grill. The chef is sure to appreciate the granite countertops with quartz accents, a rounded center island for additional prep space, a breakfast bar topped with custom artistic glass by Thinkglass and mahogany accented legs, custom high gloss cabinetry, upper glass-fronted lighted cabinetry, a custom designed backsplash, and a spacious informal dining area overlooking the backyard entertainment haven, which is easily accessible from both the kitchen and gazebo. A large butler’s pantry offers even more stylish custom cabinetry and abundant storage space with granite counters, an additional prep sink, and includes the first of two laundry areas. A full bathroom with a shower on the main level offers added convenience for guests.

The spectacular family room offers a seamless flow to and from the kitchen, where all will love to gather during fun parties or quiet nights at home with the family. This welcoming and spacious room features lovely mahogany hardwood flooring, a huge bay of windows, built-in custom cabinetry, and two separate seating areas. Cozy up around the gas fireplace with a floor to ceiling stone surround while catching up on your favorite shows on the large, wall-mounted Smart TV with a sound bar and subwoofer. Work and family life blend seamlessly with the main level office, beautifully outfitted with walls of custom-built shelving and cabinetry with mahogany counters, a solid mahogany desktop with granite table and supports, crown molding, recessed lighting, an ultra-modern ceiling fan, and hardwood flooring.  

Work and family life blend seamlessly with the main level office, beautifully outfitted with walls of custom-built shelving and cabinetry with mahogany counters, a solid mahogany desktop with granite table and supports, crown molding, recessed lighting, an ultra-modern ceiling fan, and hardwood flooring.

The magnificent three-season gazebo extends the home’s living spaces while bringing you closer to nature, offering outdoor living and tranquility in all types of weather, graced by Ipe flooring, a mahogany ceiling with rope lighting, and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows separated by intricately carved columns.

Venture outdoors to find your very own private resort designed for summer parties, al fresco dinners, and endless relaxation. The expansive bluestone patio offers lots of space for outdoor enjoyment, including an area beneath a large pergola with custom lighting, encompassing an outdoor dining experience which includes the barbecue station featuring the Firemagic 4-burner grill with a rotisserie smoker and an additional single burner, a stainless-steel beverage refrigerator, built-in cabinetry, a sink, a granite-topped breakfast bar, and ample space for all your patio furniture and loungers. Virtual walls of arborvitae create an extra private feel, adding to a suburban lifestyle with the feeling of a rural retreat. The sparkling, heated saltwater lap pool glistens in the backdrop with its infinity waterfall, a welcome retreat on hot summer days.

As the evening unfolds, transition to the home theater for movies on the 110” screen with a high-definition Sony projector and 7.1 surround sound system for an immersive cinematic experience. Prepare a snack in the kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator before settling in on the plush, reclining seats. Beyond the theater, slate tile flooring flows throughout the rest of the lower level, complete with a game room, home gym, and mudroom. The lower-level bathroom is just as beautifully appointed as the others, with a shower that also doubles as a clever dog-washing station if needed.  

The mudroom is perfect for managing an active lifestyle with custom cabinetry, shoe cubbies, a built-in bench with storage, and easy access to the oversized, heated three-car garage with an epoxy floor. The unfinished side of the basement neatly houses all the home’s vital systems, organized within an easily accessible area finished with an epoxy floor.  

The second level with two large landing areas is accessed via the stunning bridal staircase. The primary suite is a peaceful sanctuary full of natural light, featuring a gas fireplace with a quartz surround and custom shelving, motorized shades, hardwood flooring, and double French doors to a private balcony with Ipe flooring overlooking the backyard. A huge walk-in closet is outfitted with a window seat, a curved hanging area, and custom built-ins to provide the ultimate organization for your entire wardrobe and ease in dressing for date night. Double French doors graced by custom artistic glass panels, open to both the walk-in closet and the spa-like primary bathroom featuring an additional gas fireplace, a dual sink vanity with a glass countertop and glass vessel sinks, high-gloss vanity cabinetry and fireplace surround, jacuzzi tub, a beautifully tiled shower with body jets, and a private toilet stall.

Each family bedroom is spacious and full of natural light, offering large double closets with built-ins, mahogany hardwood flooring, and private ensuite bathrooms. All the family bathrooms offer their own unique character and style with thoughtfully selected designer finishes. The bedroom level landing continues to a reading nook nestled beneath a charming bay of windows and continues further to the home’s second laundry room with a laundry sink and built-in cabinetry.

Retreat to the secluded third level with two additional bedrooms, and another full bathroom, perfect to use as a teen/au pair suite or for the family member that appreciates extra privacy. Choose one of the bedrooms as an office if desired, designed for productivity with its private setting, a reading nook, recessed lighting, double closet, and a large circular custom accent window for lots of natural light. The second bedroom on the third level is full of natural light with a large double closet with built-in organization, shining hardwood floors, a mahogany window seat, and easy access to the full bathroom with marble floor and wall tiles, marble counter, and a jacuzzi tub. The third level also offers two large storage rooms.

A superior home for the most discerning of buyers, classic sophistication set in the heart of Lexington’s rich history. Enjoy a short walk to the Minuteman Bike Path and everything the town center has to offer, including restaurants, a library, and a movie theater. Be a part of the highly desirable town of Lexington known for its excellent public schools, open conservation land and parks, and dynamic community life.

Home Features

  • Infrastructure
    • Exterior walls – 2 layers of blueboard/Green Glue Soundproofing
    • Icynene Insulation in all exterior walls
    • Fibreglass insulation in all interior walls (soundproofing)
    • Inter floor:
      • Cork (soundproofing) under radiant panels, which are under hardwood floors
      • Icynene Insulation underneath subfloor and ceiling of lower floor (OJ2000 joists separation)
  • Smart Home
    • Infrastructure
      • Whole House WIFI
      • 60 Ethernet (Basement patch panel)
      • 60 Phone (Basement PBX – room-2-room intercom and 2 exterior landlines)
      • Streaming and cable hookup in most of home
    • Automation (Control4)
      • Garage Doors open/close from control panel/app
      • Mudroom Entry locking from control panel/app
      • 4 Exterior Cameras
      • Smart Door Station with intercom/video
      • Heating/Cooling (Tekmar integration)
      • 16 Music (Streaming) to interior and exterior of home
      • 3 Control Stations (Kitchen, Primary Bedroom & 3rd Floor Bedroom/Office)
      • Theater with 7/1 surround sound Remote Control
      • Family Room (Soundbar/Subwoofer) Remote Control
  • Lighting
    • Lutron Homeworks programmable Scene Based Lighting Controls in every room
  • Heating/Cooling
    • 22 Remote sensors in each room talk to thermostats co-located in Electrical Room
    • Additional floor sensors in each room
    • 6 Cooling Zones
    • 22 Heating Zones
      • Radiant floors throughout is Primary source of heat
      • Hydro Air is Secondary source of heat with 3 furnaces
    • 2 HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilators) bringing in fresh air into home
    • 2 Humidifiers (Nortec)
    • 3 Viessmann Boilers, operate in rotation with fault tolerance
    • Tekmar Control (Including Control4 Integration) to change heat/cool and alter room temperature
    • 22 Remote Thermostats/Temp Sensors
    • Viessmann Hot water tank
    • Plumbing in place for future implementation of heated driveway
  • Electrical
    • Transfer switch for future Generator hookup
    • 6 Circuit breaker boxes
    • 400 amp service
  • Exterior
    • 3-Season Gazebo
      • Mahogany ceiling
      • Rope lighting in ceiling
      • Ipe flooring
      • Custom plexiglass panels, interchangeable with flyscreens
    • Built in sound system in gazebo & outdoor kitchen/pool area
    • Lighting in gazebo, outdoor kitchen area, pool and landscape lighting
    • Pergola and Outdoor Kitchen Area
      • 60” Grill/Rotisserie (Natural Gas)
      • Single burner Hot plate (Natural Gas)
      • Fridge
      • Sink (Hot/Cold)
      • Built in stainless steel cabinetry
      • Breakfast bar granite counters, and serving area (Earth Glitter)
      • Built in ipe bench seating
    • Swimming Pool
      • Salt Water
      • 44’ Lap Pool
      • Infinity Edge waterfall
      • Heated (Heat Pump for warmer weather and Natural Gas furnace for colder weather)
      • Glass paneled fencing around waterfall for stairs to driveway
    • Large full range color bluestone patio
    • Established arborvitae along driveway and backyard to provide privacy (Smargd/aka Emerald Green)
    • Irrigation System
    • Fully fenced backyard
    • Garage
      • 3-Car
      • Heated (Radiant)
      • Epoxy flooring
      • 2 Ducted vacuum points
  • Interior
    • Throughout
      • Radiant floor heating under tile and hardwoods
      • Santos Mahogany hardwoods where hardwood flooring
    • Basement
      • Theater
        • 7:1 Surround sound
        • Sony Projector
        • 110” Screen
        • 7 Cinema Seats
        • 7 Buttkickers vibrate the seats based on what is onscreen
        • Streaming/Gaming PC
        • Control4 Integration
        • Kitchenette with microwave, bar fridge, sink, granite counters (Magma Red)
        • Middle Atlantic equipment rack for theater
      • Wine cellar
        • 320 bottle capacity
        • Large solid marble fireplace surround and mantel
      • Bathroom
        • Slate tile flooring and walls (Copper Medici with natural cleft)
        • Shower/dog washing station
        • Vanity with stone counter and vessel sink
      • Gym
        • Glass panel wall entry and doorway
        • Corner mounted TV
      • Mechanical room/Electrical Room
        • Equipment rack for Control4, Ethernet and routers
        • Epoxy flooring
        • Utility sink
      • Mudroom
        • Slate flooring (Copper Medici with natural cleft)
        • Custom designed cabinetry, fold up seating with storage underneath, shoe cubbies
        • Direct access to garage
      • Games Room
        • Slate flooring
        • Wall mounted TV
    • First Floor
      • Kitchen
        • Custom Design incorporating floor to ceiling cabinetry, with glass fronted upper cabinetry with lighting
        • Clear high gloss Figured Anigre cabinetry with Mahogany accents/baseboard/round glass table support legs
        • Thinkglass Artistic Glass (https://thinkglass.com/?lang=en)
          • 60” diameter, 1.5” depth Breakfast bar Round Island and connected to two 76” Diagonal Wings
          • Custom designed Backsplash behind Wolf range matching round table
          • Kitchen Counter Backsplash
        • 60” Wolf dual oven, dual fuel range with 6 burners, griddle, grill
        • 60” exhaust fan to exterior
        • 48” True Refrigerator and Freezer
        • Dishwasher
        • 30” beverage fridge
        • 30” Wolf microwave
        • Trash compactor
        • Hot water dispenser
        • Granite Countertop (‘Ray Splandor’ with quartz accents)
        • Double French doors out to gazebo
        • French door out to patio
        • Wall mounted TV and soundbar
        • Large format Tile (Porto Corvo Polished 18”*18”)
      • Butlers Pantry
        • 2nd laundry area
        • 30” Wolf microwave
        • Additional prep sink
        • Custom cabinetry
        • Countertop is matching ‘Ray Splendor’ granite with quartz accents
      • Full bathroom
        • Natural stone tile floor (Solnhofen Bavarian Gold honed)
        • Large format ceramic wall tiles (Idea Beige, Idea Caffe)
        • Shower with frameless glass door
        • Vanity with stone countertop
      • Family Room
        • Smart TV and soundbar/subwoofer
        • Custom built shelving and cabinetry
        • Gas fireplace, with stone floor to ceiling surround and hearth (Teak Stone Honed)
        • Lighting accents designed for 2 separate seating areas
      • Office
        • Floor to ceiling Custom designed cabinetry with shelving and glass panels, with solid mahogany counters
        • Mahogany desk supported by custom designed granite table and supports (Rainforest Brown)
        • Corner mounted TV
      • Dining Room
        • Custom floor to ceiling cabinetry with glass fronted uppers, and solid lowers
        • Tray ceiling with Rope lighting
      • 2 Story Foyer
        • Marble tile flooring (Polished Sarafinno & Matador Dark)
        • Crystal chandeliers with main foyer chandelier shining rainbow light prisms on walls in mornings
        • Bridal staircase to second floor
        • Double mahogany front doors with iron scrollwork and glass
        • Chandelier lift
        • Area designed for statement art
      • Living room
        • Gas fireplace with Granite surround and mantel (Rainforest Yellow)
        • Double French doors to front porch
    • Second Floor
      • Primary Bedroom
        • Motorized Shades and custom drapes
        • Gas fireplace with custom quartz surround and hearth (Pinta Verde)
        • Custom shelving flanking fireplace surround
        • Wall mounted TV
        • Built in sound system
        • Double French doors to private balcony with ipe flooring
      • Primary Bathroom
        • Thinkglass Artistic Glass (https://thinkglass.com/?lang=en)
          • Glass Countertop
          • Fireplace Backsplash and decorative shelves
          • Shower frameless glass door
          • Toilet French door glass inserts
        • Marble flooring (Undulating Asiago), and jacuzzi surround and steps (Bianco Perlino)
        • Dual glass vessel sinks
        • Double French door with custom glass inserts into bathroom
        • Large marble shower and seat, with Kohler DTV body sprays and shower heads
        • Gas fireplace inset into custom cabinetry
        • Clear high gloss vanity cabinetry and surround of fireplace (quarter sawn figured Fiddleback Sycamore)
        • Jetted jacuzzi
        • Built in sound system
      • Primary closet
        • Curved wall custom hanging and cabinetry
        • Granite counters on both sets of cabinetry and shelving (Bordeaux)
        • Window with custom window seat
        • Double French door with custom glass inserts
      • Bedroom 2
        • Walk in closet with new built in closet system
        • Newly built full bathroom ensuite with marble flooring, large shower with frameless glass door, vanity with quartz counters, custom mirror
        • Built in sound system
      • Bedroom  3
        • Rope lighting in tray ceiling
        • Ensuite full bathroom with granite counters, air jetted jacuzzi surround, full shower with frameless glass door (White Aran granite)
        • Custom cabinetry
        • Walk in closet with new built in closet system
        • Built in sound system
      • Bedroom 4
        • Newly built custom closet system
        • Built in sound system
      • Full bathroom
        • Slate (Green Garnet) flooring
        • Custom designed curved vanity (Fumed Oak) with glass vessel sink, and marble counter with waterfall edge (Calcutta Ondulato)
        • Glass wall tiles on walls around vanity, and around air jetted jacuzzi tub/shower with frameless glass door
      • Laundry
        • Granite counters (Beauty Musk) on cabinetry wall
        • Granite counter (Beauty Musk) on cabinetry wall with Sink
        • Tile flooring (Iridio)
        • Stackable LG ThinQ washer and dryer
      • Reading nook
        • Set into bay window with views of the front
    • Third floor
      • Bedroom 5
        • Newly built custom closet system
        • Bay window
        • Mahogany window seat spanning one wall
        • Built in sound system
      • Bedroom 6
        • Newly built custom closet system
        • Large round custom window
        • Built in sound system
      • Bathroom
        • Marble floor and wall tiles (Undulating Asiago)
        • Air Jetted jacuzzi/shower
        • Marble counter vanity unit (Bianco Perlino)
      • Storage room
        • Large finished storage room
        • Large unfinished storage room

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Listing Agent

Dani Fleming

(617) 997-9145

[email protected] 

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