Paine, Robert Treat, Jr., House

Also known as: Stonehurst
577 Beaver St., Waltham, Massachusetts


Street View 


One of the few surviving examples of Henry Hobson Richardson's mature domestic style and the largest and most monumental of his shingle-style houses. The exterior is a unique combination of a boulder-and-rubble first story with a shingle-clad second level. The grand scale of the interior is one of the architect's finest achievements and predicts the "open plan" of modern architecture. This house is the result of one of the most remarkable collaborative efforts at the end of the 19th century--that of the architect and the landscape architect, Frederick L. Olmsted. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 30, 1989

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 1975
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Shingle Style
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Meeting hall; Park
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1866; 1884; 1886

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett