Weston, MA, May 08, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Gail Bogle, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Weston office, recently announced that Holly Ritchie and Denise Mosher are the exclusive listing agents in connection with the sale of the historic mid-century style Partridge House located at 438 Glen Road, Weston.
Originally constructed in 1890, The Partridge House was a bull barn with towering glacial stone walls. When searching for a site to construct a new home in the late 1960’s, architect Lawrence Partridge was drawn to the barn, although he had no intention of renovating an existing building for his new home. Using the stone walls as a focal point, Partridge added three new sections to the existing structure, giving the new home a fragmented appearance reminiscent of the “bandbox” houses of early Nantucket. An arrangement of fixed insulating glass windows, bi-folding storage cabinets, wood door ventilators and screens, and impressive sixteen to twenty-three foot ceiling heights all contributed to the house’s rhythm and scale while offsetting the original stone walls.
Situated on 2.28 acres, this sun-filled 3,681 square foot house has been updated to include modern amenities such as new hardwood flooring, a custom chef’s kitchen, a three car garage with studio or guest suite potential, and central air conditioning.
Holly Ritchie said, “There has been tremendous interest in mid-century architecture and design over the past few years. The Partridge House is a particularly unique example, as it not only features highly-desirable mid-century details, but the incorporation of the original stone walls from the barn and Nantucket bandbox design respectfully nod to the New England vernacular.”
The recent resurgence in enthusiasm for mid-century modern architecture and home furnishings has been fueled by the popularity of the Mad Men television series. The Greater Boston area became one of the centers of mid-century modern houses due to the presence of two of the style’s major proponents, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Holly Ritchie is a native Bostonian with first-hand knowledge of the various communities in the western suburbs. Over the past four years, she has closed on over 50 transactions with more than $35 million in sales volume. Denise Mosher is an eighteen year Weston resident who consistently ranks as one of the top agents in Weston. She is a trustee at the Weston Public Library and is involved with numerous volunteer and charitable organizations.
Hammond Residential is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, and has three Boston locations and thirteen suburban branch offices. The company reports over one billion dollars in sales volume annually, and is well-known as the publisher of the region’s finest magazines featuring local properties for sale. In 2011, Hammond ranked nationally as one of the top 100 real estate companies based on productivity per agent and overall sales volume. Hammond is an independently owned and operated franchise company within the Real Living Real Estate franchise network. The Weston office is also the exclusive Regents representative of the Luxury Real Estate network.
To learn more, please visit www.HammondRE.com.