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Modernist design shines in Lincoln

Sliding doors in the foyer lead to the yard.

Joanne Rathe/Globe staff

Sliding doors in the foyer lead to the yard.

5 Old Conant Road, Lincoln

Price: $979,000

Style: Contemporary


Built: 1960

Bedrooms: 4

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Rooms: 6


Square feet: 2,106


Sewer: Septic

Set in a woodsy neighborhood known for its modernist architecture, this home maintains a fresh contemporary feel despite being more than 50 years old. Designed by architect Roy Banwell, the home has a lower level with three bedrooms, each of which has two sets of windows and nicely sized closets. The full bath has a large window, but the mature trees lining the 2-acre lot and adjacent conservation land assure privacy. There is a workshop on this level. The foyer again showcases the use of glass — sliding doors with a window above that create a wide aperture for sunlight to flood the interior. The adjacent kitchen is fully updated with gray granite counters, white cabinets, and updated appliances. The dining area has a nearby wall of windows divided in geometric shapes. Flooring on the main and lower levels are slabs of pink, blue, and gray slate.

The living room is on the upper level — a wide rectangle with a 12-foot ceiling, a working fireplace, and five banks of windows. The master suite has a large bedroom with a ceiling fan, a spacious closet, and a full bath with large windows. The house is on well water. The laundry and half-bath are in the kitchen.

Bill Janovitz of William Raveis Real Estate in Lexington is the listing broker.

John R. Ellement

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.

Correction: Bill Janovitz’s company affiliation was incorrectly identified in a previous version of this article.

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