Seeds Sewn: The Re-Cycling Hatter of Boston

From Big Dig to Big Digs
June 29, 2010, 2:50 pm
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I was reading the Boston Business Journal today and way in the back (page 41 of 48) there was an article about a modern home made almost entirely from recycled materials. These materials are left over and reclaimed from the “Big Dig”, Boston’s most over rated and over priced debacle in urban planning to date. Needless to say there was and still is a lot of wasted materials to be reclaimed and reused in new and creative ways.

That is exactly what Paul Pedini, an engineer from Lexington, MA and VP of  Jay Cashman, Inc., did to design and build two luxury private, single family, residences here in Massachusetts. The first of which is in Lexington and the second in Lincoln.  The two, 4 bedroom, 4000+ sq. ft. residences are both on the market through agent Carol de Jong of William Raveis Real Estate in Wellesley. These are “Big Dig” homes for a fraction of the cost of the Big Dig and could be your for a cool 3 million dollars each… Lexington ($2,295,000) and Lincoln ($2,299,000). Word on the street is that Pedini is even planning another similar project in Cambridge.

Check out this PBS Grey to Green episode about Paul and his awesome recycling ideas.

Lexington: Boasts 6, 000 tons of concrete recycled from Boston’s major highway renovation. This impressive eco-friendly home offers 6 levels with every convenience and amenity. Open floor plan includes state of the art 1, 000 sf designer kitchen/family room, dramatic living room with 26ft ceilings flanked by walls of custom insulated glass. Beautiful master suite and high end baths. Roof top hot tub and Japanese garden, exercise room, 4 door, 2 car garage. ~ de Jong

Lincoln: The concept of using the recycled structural materials in residential housing won many awards and this second version shares many of the same features that attracted worldwide interest. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining. The living/dining space is almost 1, 000 sq. ft. each and connected by a small interior bridge. The high-end kitchen features bold modern wood and lacquer cabinets by Pedini of Italy and top of the line appliances. Unusual and interesting in design, the home features a two-level garden and deck, an enormous master suite and three additional bedrooms.~ de Jong

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