PHOTOS: $3.5 Million Modern Home Goes on the Market Next Door

The Polaris House, on Belmont Hill, is currently owned by an author and art collector.

Credit: Duncan MacArthur, ePlace
Credit: Duncan MacArthur, ePlace

For those looking to live a life of luxury, a modern home on Belmont Hill, known as the Polaris House, just came on the market for $3,450,000.

Based on our research, it’s now the second most expensive home for sale in Belmont – behind this Georgian Revival on Concord Avenue listed at $3,950,000.

The Polaris House, designed by Boston-based architect Bob Augustine, is at 240 Somerset St. and is currently owned by an author and art collector, so there is ample room for books and art, according to its listing. It’s just outside Belmont Center and across the street from the Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary.

“Designed around a two story rotunda clad in zinc metal, this LEED Certified home has a 5KW solar array and a solar hot water panel feeding a 105 gallon hot water tank to help reduce its carbon footprint,” according to the listing.

Fact sheet:

  • Address: 240 Somerset St.
  • Price: $3,450,000
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Living area: 4,500 sq. ft.
  • Lot size: 0.97 acres
  • Year built: 2011
  • Listed by: Duncan MacArthur, ePlace
Mark Kaepplein May 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Oh, those solar energy utility savings really takes the bite out of mortgage payments!


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