12 Summit Road Lexington, MA 02421
Listing Courtesy of: MLS PIN / Barrett Sotheby's International Realty / Jacquelyn Hawkinson

  12 Summit Road Lexington, MA 02421

Sold (142 Days)


Famed artist Hermann Dudley Murphy modeled this 1915 Villa after a mansion he and his wife loved on their honeymoon in Florence, Italy. Sited on a truly exceptional lot with dramatic seasonal views, the landscape was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The home is located on Follen Hill’s Mount Independence, one of the highest points in Lexington. Extensive electrical, heating, cooling and window updates provide a foundation to create your own grand and private estate property. The former 35 x 24-foot artist’s studio with soaring ceilings is now an indoor swimming pool retreat and lounging area. This room overlooks The Great Lawn and steps leading to the foundation stones of a historic observation tower. French doors connect the interior to the extensive grounds. With over 7000 sf of Craftsman-influenced living area that includes stenciled cypress paneling, six bedrooms, seven baths and seven fireplaces, this is a rare opportunity to write your own chapter in this storied history.

MLS #:
Lot Size
1.26 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Scenic View(s)
Middlesex County
Follen Hill

Listed By

Jacquelyn Hawkinson, Barrett Sotheby's International Realty
Bought with
Judith Moore
Last checked Feb 23 2024 at 11:52 AM GMT+0000
Bathroom Details
Interior Features
  • Windows: Screens
  • Windows: Insulated Windows
  • Utility Connections for Electric Dryer
  • Utility Connections for Electric Range
  • Utility Connections for Gas Range
  • Plumbed for Ice Maker
  • Tank Water Heater
  • Gas Water Heater
  • Range Hood
  • Freezer - Upright
  • Wine Refrigerator
  • Dryer
  • Washer
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Range
  • Laundry: Second Floor
  • Laundry: Recessed Lighting
  • Laundry: Electric Dryer Hookup
  • Laundry: Flooring - Hardwood
  • Laundry: Washer Hookup
  • Laundry: Dryer Hookup - Electric
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wired for Sound
  • Wet Bar
  • Sitting Room
  • Play Room
  • Library
  • Sun Room
  • Mud Room
  • Cable Hookup
  • Ceiling - Beamed
  • Lighting - Pendant
  • Crown Molding
  • Lighting - Sconce
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Closet
  • Crown Molding
  • Peninsula
  • Gas Stove
  • Wine Chiller
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Second Dishwasher
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Open Floorplan
  • Exterior Access
  • Countertops - Stone/Granite/Solid
  • Dining Area
  • Flooring - Hardwood
  • Follen Hill
Lot Information
  • Gentle Sloping
Property Features
  • Fireplace: Living Room
  • Fireplace: Family Room
  • Fireplace: Dining Room
  • Fireplace: 7
  • Foundation: Stone
Heating and Cooling
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Hydro Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Baseboard
  • Central
  • Central Air
Basement Information
  • Concrete
  • Interior Entry
  • Walk-Out Access
  • Partially Finished
  • Full
Pool Information
  • Indoor
  • Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile
  • Flooring - Hardwood
  • Flooring - Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Stone / Slate
  • Hardwood
  • Marble
  • Tile
Exterior Features
  • Roof: Rubber
  • Roof: Slate
  • Roof: Shingle
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Icemaker Connection, Washer Hookup, For Electric Dryer, For Electric Range, For Gas Range
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Energy: Thermostat
School Information
  • Elementary School: Bowman
  • Middle School: Clarke
  • High School: Lhs
  • Attached Garage
  • Total: 6
  • Paved
  • Driveway
  • Off Street
  • Paved Drive
  • Garage Faces Side
  • Heated Garage
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached
Living Area
  • 8,685 sqft
Additional Listing Info
  • Buyer Brokerage Commission: 2.5
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