Magically enchanting, nestled, literally, into a private Roxbury hillside, this unique "bermed earth shelter home" of stone, stucco and slate overlooks nearly 8 acres of professionally landscaped grounds, a gunite pool, stone patios, seasonal views and an active year round stream. The approach over the bridge, along a gentle sloping winding driveway opens to a lush, intimate setting of mature grounds graced with an extraordinary, architectural creation that blends the building into the landscape more harmoniously than a conventional home, with the earth providing soundproofing. The architect, Louis O. Roberts, designed a structure less susceptible to the impact of extreme outdoor air temperatures with energy efficient passive solar. Earth-sheltered houses also require less outside maintenance. Additional features include a newer septic system, central air and two stone fireplaces, a lower level, walkout studio space with conversion opportunities for more bedrooms and a bath. This is a rare opportunity to own a property of special provenance in a highly coveted estate area of Roxbury. The price reflects some required updates.
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Listing courtesy of Grace M. Franjola of Berkshire Hathaway NE Prop.
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