Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate
Visitor Information100 Robert Treat Paine Dr.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452
National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Free admission.
Hidden from the street on 109 acres of woodlands, meadows and trails, Stonehurst is the most intact example of architect H.H. Richardson’s innovative approach to country house design and the only one that is open to the public. The convention-breaking house crowns a spectacular rise selected by F.L. Olmsted, found of the parks movement nationwide. This work of unified organic architecture from 1886 features flowing interiors with hand-crafted details and original furnishings that herald the Arts and Crafts movement in America. The homeowner, social reformer Robert Treat Paine, chaired the building committee of Richardson’s Trinity Church.