Selling Your Home?
Get your home's value - our custom reports include accurate and up to date information.
Originally known as the Starr house, Rakatansky was commissioned to create this contemporary gem, and the similarly distinct neighboring home, by two families wishing to share the same modernist design and delightful hilltop location. Both homes are among only a half dozen of desirable Rakatansky designs in Massachusetts. The architect’s vision created this custom home with cutting edge style, high functionality, and a timeless appeal.
The flexible floor plan allows for an easy flow and versatility to fit your family’s needs with the perfect blend of private spaces when rest or quiet study times are needed and large, inviting areas to gather for special family moments; so important as we spend more time at home these days. The front foyer welcomes you inside as natural light fills the home’s open, airy spaces via large windows and skylights.
Vaulted ceilings create an added feeling of expansiveness throughout.A wood burning fireplace, with a dramatic floor to ceiling brick surround, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere in the newly carpeted formal living room. Walls of glass showcase tranquil views of the surrounding perennial gardens. A large glass slider from the living room steps out to the stone patio for easy outdoor living.
All will love to gather for delicious meals in the elegant formal dining room with gleaming, newly refinished hardwood floors and built-in cabinetry. Another wood burning fireplace creates a visual centerpiece with a brick surround stretching high above. Banks of accent windows, perfectly placed at ceiling height, fill the dining room with delightful shimmers of light in addition to a wall of glass for endless nature views. A glass-paneled door offers another great connection to the patio and backyard beyond.
The updated chef’s kitchen is full of modern style with high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counters, stylish white cabinetry, a gas cooktop, a breakfast bar peninsula, a skylight, and an informal dining area. New hardwood flooring, cabinetry, and countertops were added in 2018. The laundry area is perfectly tucked away within the kitchen, convenient for managing household chores while multi-tasking family life. Enjoy stunning sunset views over the golf course from the large kitchen windows.
The master suite begins to unfold with a versatile sitting area open to the living room below, providing a great place to unwind at the end of the day or as an office to work comfortably from home. The inviting master bedroom offers brand new carpeting, skylights, and large windows to welcome the sunshine. The master bathroom has a spa-like feel with an oversized and beautifully tiled shower, a sauna, skylight, separate toilet area, and a large dual sink vanity. A walk-in dressing area with skylights is lined with closets for the ultimate storage and organization.
Kids and teens will love the opposite bedroom wing on the second level set privately with a playroom, three more generous bedrooms, and a full bathroom. The playroom has brand new carpeting and is full of natural light with large windows and skylights. Each bedroom is newly carpeted and features large double closets for storage. The full bathroom has a large, dual sink vanity and a tiled tub with shower. Another family bathroom on the second level adds extra convenience and features a stylish new vanity and a tiled tub with shower.
Rainy days will never be dull with the spacious recreation room on the lower level, perfect as a hangout area for both kids and adults with a wood burning stove and new carpeting to add a cozy feel. The lower level also offers the home’s fifth bedroom and another full bathroom featuring a tiled tub with shower. The two-car garage has a bonus workshop space, additional storage, and connects easily with the lower level, perfect for managing an active lifestyle. The oversized driveway is heated for ease during winter months.
Summer days will be spent relaxing by the in-ground swimming pool or dining al fresco in the home’s gracious outdoor spaces framed by hardscaped stone walls and mature gardens. The Gunite pool, heated by passive solar, is bordered by peaceful conservation land for complete privacy and set perfectly for sunset views. No need to leave home when your backyard feels like your very own private resort.
Everything you need is right under your own roof at 62 Hill Street. Enjoy living in a popular neighborhood, centrally located within walking distance to the town center, Minuteman Bike Path, public transportation, and the golf course. Welcome home to the highly desirable community of Lexington known for its excellent public schools, rich history, open conservation land and parks, and dynamic community life.