Decades after it was built, home in Lincoln still a trend-setter for contemporary design

The Globe Home of the Week is a contemporary home that sits on a tree-shrouded lot in Lincoln.
The Globe Home of the Week is a contemporary home that sits on a tree-shrouded lot in Lincoln. Joanne Rathe / The Boston Globe

Address: 5 Old Conant Road, Lincoln

Price: $979,000

Style: Contemporary

Built: 1960

Bedrooms: 4

Rooms: 6

Bathrooms: 2 full, one half

Square feet: 2,106

Sewer: Private

Life is lived on three levels in this contemporary-style home that is still modern though it was built some 50 years ago when this woodsy neighborhood was created. Designed by architect Roy Banwell, the home’s lower level has three bedrooms, each of which has two sets of windows looking out to gently undulating two acre lot. Closets are nicely sized. There is a workshop. The full showered bath has one wall nearly consumed by a window; mature trees lining the lot and conservation land assure privacy. The foyer highlights a key design feature of the upper levels – sliding doors topped by a trapezoid window create a wall of glass flood the home with sunlight. The adjacent kitchen is fully updated with grey granite counters, white cabinets and updated appliances. The dining area is next to the wall of windows, this time composed of a string of windows formed into a pennant sitting atop squares and rectangles. Flooring on the main and lower levels are slabs of pink, blue and grey slate. On the uppermost level is the living room, which is a wide rectangle with 12 foot ceiling and a working fireplace. Five banks of windows line the room; the wall looking out to the conservation land features trapezoids atop rectangles for windows. The master suite has a large bedroom cooled by ceiling fan, a spacious closet and a its own showered 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.