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Abbey Road

Gold

Sherborn, Mass.

Architect/Designer | Civico Development

Builder | Rubicon Builders

Developer | Civico Development

Interior Merchandiser | Boston Modern Staging

Land Planner | Civico Development

Landscape Architect/Designer | Thomas Wirth Associates

Interior Designer | Civico Development

Photographers | Charlie Abrahams | Bill Burke

Abbey Road is a community of 18 individually crafted homes for active adults in the quintessential New England town of Sherborn, Massachusetts. The homes are grouped around a common center green to promote a close-knit sense of community and neighborliness. Abbey Road homes feature open layouts, first-floor master suites, private elevators, and front and rear porches with views of the common gardens and surrounding wooded areas. Each home is Energy Star- rated and LEED for Homes- certified.

The architecture of Abbey Road is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, which revived traditional artistic craftsmanship and was inspired by nature, incorporating themes of simplicity, honesty, and function. The site and existing buildings, rich in history, informed the architecture of the newly constructed homes. The Dowse Memorial Building, built in 1914, originally housed Sherborn’s library. The house sitting beside the Dowse Library, originally named the Coolidge House, is a remarkable example of Edwardian architecture, reminiscent of the work of English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The library has been restored and repurposed into a single-family home. The Coolidge House was demolished due to structural reasons and a replica was built as a two-family home.

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