Known as the Sudbury Steel House, this unique property is located at the end of a raised earthen driveway that stretches from Lincoln Lane to the Sudbury River. The home has a steel frame, steel skin, and a steel roof, which is part of the builder’s vision for an environmentally friendly home.
Inside, the home has seven levels linked by a floating stairwell and offers fantastic views of the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge.
This home sits on nearly four acres, has three full and one partial bath, four bedrooms, a Juliet balcony, and is listed at $1.45 million.
Listing broker Karen Paradise is planning an open house on May 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Owner William Churchill has a passion for design and created the floating stairwell with light and dark woods. The house is LEED certified and has a living room with a 25-foot ceiling and an array of windows in a variety of shapes.
Looking at the stairwell from below, it is difficult not to the think of the works of artist M.C. Escher. Better be sure you’re going up the stairs, made of thick slabs of blonde maple contrasted with treads of rich-brown Brazilian cherry, in the right direction.
Beams of light pickle native pine and hang over the island in the home’s modern kitchen. The breakfast counter is a fluted plank of black walnut that came from California.
A dining area is just off the living room and next to the kitchen. This area offers excellent views of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
The home’s interior is pure eye candy. The walls use panels of a slightly gray steel positioned between high-density five inch foam that is commonly used for cold storage.
The home has a high-efficiency propane system which generates heat through the concrete floors and is supplemented by a 9,000-pound soapstone fireplace. A wall of gray slate (not pictured) absorbs the heat of the sun that pours in from the wall of windows.
The home has two master suites. One of the master bedrooms is on the first floor and meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The second of the home’s two master suites is located on the second floor.
The second floor suite has a master bathroom with a canoe-shaped tub and a separate shower.
The second floor master bath also has double vanity sinks.
The home has a movie room with wood paneling.
Offering plenty of privacy, this Sudbury home has a long life expectancy and its environmentally conscious design promises low heating bills to potential owners. It also comes with deeded canoe access to the Sudbury River.