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For $2.68m, an Italian-inspired villa in Lexington

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12 Summit Road was built for a pair of 20th century artists.

12 Summit Road has 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. Madore Photography, LLC – www.madorephotography.com

In addition to the new bargain, future owners of this home will get a piece of Lexington history.

one’s home 12 Summit Road Built in 1919 for artists. herman dudley murphy When Nelly Little Hale MurphyThe couple commissioned architect Harold Hathaway to model their home after a villa they liked in Florence, Italy. The influence is most evident on the outside, with his U-shape of the house, the central courtyard, numerous archways and loggias with carved capitals. , and Roundel.

12 Summit Road Lexington Massachusetts
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There is also a 1.26-acre site that includes a garden outline designed by a renowned landscape architect. Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Lexington Historical Commission explained These spaces are “probably the finest examples of early 20th-century landscape architecture in Lexington.”

The home is currently listed for $2,680,000 and has 8,685 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. Jackie Hawkinson There is a listing for Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty.

12 Summit Road Lexington Massachusetts Living Room
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Past the courtyard and stucco exterior, the house takes on a more artisanal style. The living room has stenciled cypress paneling and a small greenhouse in the dining area. The kitchen features a butler’s pantry and down the hall is his catering kitchen, conveniently located at the side entrance. There is also a former artist’s studio on the first floor, which has been converted to house an indoor swimming pool.

12 Summit Road Lexington Indoor Pool
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12 Summit Road Lexington Massachusetts Office
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Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms including a primary suite consisting of a bedroom, living room, bathroom and dressing room. This floor also has an office with a fireplace, picture-framed panels, and an attached yoga room.

There are two more bedrooms on the third floor, and the basement is the game room and staff suite complete with kitchen and full bathroom.

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