Even within the exceptional Boston real estate market, finds like our exclusive listing at 18 Skating Pond Road are rare. Known by its historic name, “Olde Fieldstone,” this Arts and Crafts stone and stucco mansion was designed by noted architect Hubert Ripley. A true testament to the Arts and Crafts style, the interior offers luxury and class with an unusual twist. Original detailing and one-of-a-kind architecture define this home and make it one of the hidden gems of the Greater Boston area.
Original and Unusual Details
Listing agent Susan Wayne expressed sincere excitement about this historic home. “This is how we’re supposed to live. The interior is not grand but spacious and human scaled, true to values of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Less artifice, more substance and an obvious relationship to the natural world. Porches, French doors, floor to ceiling window all bring nature to you. Amazing feel.”
This single-family home was constructed in 1905 and appeared in the prestigious American Architect journal in 1911. It sits on over three beautiful and verdant acres in the MetroWest town of Weston, MA. Features of this 15-room mansion include a one-story open stone porch entryway with fieldstone pillars, a Spanish tile roof, exceptionally high ceilings, carved newel posts, and finely crafted external doors with glass rondels.
The property also contains two-and-a-half baths, five fireplaces, a sunroom dining area bathed in natural light, and a fully modernized kitchen. “Olde Fieldstone” has also been renovated with such modern conveniences as a Viessmann high-efficiency condensing boiler and a Vitocell 300 stainless tank to supply reliable gas heat and hot water.