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Project Description:
Formerly the Paine Estate, this 13 acre site was developed into 13 home-sites, inclusive of the original Paine Mansion and Carriage House.  In order to retain the green spaces and specimen plantings of the original grounds, more than 85 percent of the land was left undeveloped.  Many of the plants and trees planted by the Paine family decades ago remain, along with the 19th century stone wall surrounding the property.  Both the Arnold Arboretum and the Brookline Historical Commission was invited to participate in the planning process for this development which included a four-acre conservation restriction granted to the Brookline Conservation Commission.

Marketing Challenge:
To market an historic 13 acre estate in a manner that would maximize profit while minimizing risk for the developer.

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