Marcel Breuer’s Grieco House Lists for $1.5M in Andover, Massachusetts

Live like it’s 1955 in this immaculately preserved home by the Bauhaus-trained architect.
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Location: 81 Sunset Rock Road, Andover, Massachusetts

Price: $1,500,000

Year built: 1955

Architect: Marcel Breuer

Footprint: 3,721 square feet (three bedrooms, three baths)

Lot size: 1.07 acres

From the agent: "Here’s your chance to live inside a work of art: the Grieco House, a rare offering designed by modernist master architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981). While a student at the internationally renowned Bauhaus school, Breuer studied with artist Paul Klee (1879-1940). In this particular house, Breuer seems to bring Klee’s ideas of light, time, and space to life."

Locaed in Andover, Massachusetts, the Grieco House by Marcel Breuer offers three bedrooms and three baths. The 1950s home is divided into two sections: one for living and one for sleeping.

Breuer complied with the client's request for a "binuclear house," producing an L-shaped residence that spans roughly 3,721 square feet with a bedroom wing that connects to a volume for the main living spaces.

"The entrance hall of the Grieco House is central to the binuclear design—bedroom wing to the left, living area to the right," says the listing agent.

Radiant-heated ceilings and polished concrete floors span throughout the common living areas. 

"A fieldstone fireplace is flanked on one side by bookcases in the living room," says the listing agent. 

"The fireplace forms a partial wall with the dining room, with a cooking grill on the dining and kitchen side," says the listing agent.

"The current owners renovated the kitchen and refurbished all the original woodwork in the house, including all of the Breuer-designed teak built-in cabinetry," says the listing agent.

The concrete-and-stone cooking grill matches the materials used for the floors. There is a large pantry and laundry room on the other side of the kitchen.

Mahogany and oak built-ins grace the main living areas and bedrooms.  

The hallway also includes a built-in desk and storage.

"Each of the bedrooms on the main floor has sliding glass doors that lead out to a terrace," says the listing agent. 

Custom built-in closets and cabinets offer plenty of storage in each of the three bedrooms. 

"The baths feature impeccably maintained original tiles that fit completely with today’s modern style," says the listing agent.

The living and dining areas cantilever over the lower gardens.

Sliding glass doors connect the interior to a partially covered stone patio.

Situated on a 1.07-acre lot, the Breuer-designed Grieco House also includes a brutalist wine cellar and an attached heated two-car garage.  

Private showings of the residence at 81 Sunset Rock Road begin on Friday, June 17; there will be no open houses. 

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