The priciest house on the market in Lincoln is a concrete shell being sold as is

Buying Luxury
The contemporary is on the market for $4,900,000. Nate Stein

The 7,504-square-foot, three-floor contemporary at 16 Todd Pond Road in Lincoln went on the market less than two weeks ago for $4,900,000. It’s the priciest tag in this town of about 6,400, as of press time, but it might be considered a steal.


The couple selling the house spent about $9 million building it over the past six years, according to the listing broker, Lauren Holleran of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. That included tearing down the single-family that was there and running a two-year permitting gamut. The price tag also buys more than 4 acres of land and water  (the property line encompasses a portion of Todd Pond itself).

But that nearly $5 million price tag would be just the start for any buyer. The interior of the glass-and-concrete house comes empty: it’s up to the buyer to fit it out, right down to the kitchen appliances, the bathroom fixtures, and the landscaping. A video rendering and photos of the interior show an airy shell filled with lots of natural light. The house is being sold as is, and the sellers are offering no credits for any build-out.

There are five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, as well as a two-car garage, a tractor shed (gotta have that for the acreage), and multiple decks. The lowest of the house’s three levels is a walkout basement. Somerville-based Charles Rose Architects designed the property.

And 16 Todd Pond is tucked away, pretty much invisible from the street, Holleran said. She said that seclusion and the property’s location near Hanscom Air Force Base might appeal to buyers used to such privacy.

“We’re hoping to find someone in, like, the private jet crowd,” Holleran said.

See more photos of the property below:

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