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Henry Hobson Richardson's Paine House ranks high among the most
architecturally significant early modern residences in America, along
with Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in Chicago and Greene &
Greene's Gamble House in Pasadena. Located in the center of 109 acres of
conservation land, the Robert Treat Paine House (Stonehurst) is the only
house in New England designed by Richardson that is open to the public.
In addition to the early modern interior which is unequalled in the work
of Richardson, visitors can enjoy grounds designed by landscape
architect Frederick Law Olmsted and extensive woodland trails. Guided
historical tours of this National Historic Landmark owned by the City of
Waltham are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00
pm and one Sunday a month.
For tour times, click here.
The house may also be rented for social or corporate events.
Thanks to Ann Clifford, Director and Curator of Stonehurst, for this description of the estate and grounds.
The Paine Estate has been featured on This Old House.
History of the estate
The Romanesque/Byzantine house known as "Stonehurst" was built on 113 acres in 1866 by Robert Treat Paine, great-grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. The addition was designed in 1886 by renowned architect H.H. Richardson, and landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted.
781-314-3290 - 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive (off Beaver St.) Welcome to Stonehurst