The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on July 2, 1961 · 37
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The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts · 37

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Sunday, July 2, 1961
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Boston Sunday Globe, July 2, 1961 Dana Hall Buys Dane Estate for $437,000 The Edward Dane estate on' Woodland' and Heath sts.. irookline, has been sold to Jana Hall Schools for Pine tanor Junior College. The suyer paid $437,000 for the tract, the largest undeveloped area in Brookline. The future of the estate has Bong been a controversial issue among Brookline residents Last September the common- .wealth announced plans to buv ;the property for $400,000 as a tome for the Massachusetts College of Art. The Brookline Redevelop, ment Authority, that wanted to use the land for a housing project at that time, advocated Itaking the land by eminent do main. Many residents wanted town park. It was also suggested as a site for the governor's mansion. In March of this year Dane got' a permit for the building of an educational institution on the property. The permit restricts the col lege to a maximum enrollment of 525 students and specifies that it must provide off-street parking for btaff and students The 77-acre estate has been occupied by the Dane family cince luus. Pine Manor, one of four Dana Hall schools, now located I in Wellesley, intends to move ito the site in the Fall of 1963 or soon thereafter. , j The college now has about 800 women students and, in (accordance with the special ipermit, plans an eventual in crease in enrollment to 525. Archdiocese Acreage Auctioned for 77,000 John J. McGrath auctioned the property at 63 Radclifle rd., Dorchester, consisting of a two-family house and a one car garage on 6670 square feet of land to George Monostory The price was $13,500. The idler was Frank O'Leary. i McGrath also auctioned ll3 acres of land on Rockwood st, Jamaica Plain, for the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. The tract was bought by Thomas McGreevey for $77,000. Private Beach Rights At Pocasset Haven Pocasset Haven, on the Cape is a choice piece of property now subdivided into quarter acre lots. Six homes have al (ready been built there. These Summer and year-round resi dents enjoy fishing, boating and swimming in the warm water and have a fine view 1 of the open ocean. Lot have ijjrivate beach rights and can be bought on the budget plan. 4 , - . iT' ' i i ; V V r I 1 " Ir.. JtV-. fSK z-n r.Cn ' if ' .1 H c ''71 : WASHINGTON HOUSING REPORT U.S. Will Insure Private Loans Up to 10,000 to Repair Homes BY HUGH L. MORRIS ihouse, inspect the work, pro-, three want a more su WASHINGTON Anv home-1''6 "chitectural 8"d other single-family home than they "I, vni-Ke . some form of security. Only 5 percent expressed a Eligible projects run a full desire for shuffleboard courts. PASSING THE PAPERSFront, from left, Roger B. Tyler, Dane's attor. ney; Edward Dane; William P. Person and Norman T. Byrnes, Pine Manor attorneys. Rear, Harry K. Wilson, Norfolk County Trust attorney; Augustus Thorndike Jr., broker of the Benjamin C. Towle realty office, and Richard S. Bowers, attorney for Norfolk County Trust. Southport Homes Now On Display Ward & Johnson, Inc., New sold out, many families are England's largest National Homes Builders, will preview the 1962 models of their Leisure Line at Southport in Marsh-field today. These bonus-space houses, advertisedln Ltle"ast week, are finished in Viking maintenance-free aluminum. Sidewalls, soffits, gutters and downspouts are made of this long-lasting metal, which is further protected by a factory-baked finish that endures wear and weather. Inside the house, other features offer a delightful com' bination of beauty and durabil ity. The maintenance-free qual ity of National Homes has been carried into the kitchen,-where birch, ceiling-high cabinets have an exclusive scar-proof finish that lasts for years with only a minimum of care. Eaths and lavinettes have ,been given a new glamour with large mirrors, birch Formica-topped vanitories that have space for cosmetics, linen and other articles and lighting accessories that give the whole room a cherry brightness. With Section I completely waiting to see the newest homes, first of which will be ready in September. Ward & Johnson have set up a play area for children com plete with swings, slides and whirly-bird. A display of miniature National Homes is set up in the sales office so people who are buying can see the model; in true detail and get a repre sentative view of their lot. Southport is reached by tak ing Southeast Expressway to Hingham and continuing on Rte. 3 to 139 to Southport. Models are open daily 10 to 9. provision or the new housing bill to add an extra bedroom or bath, put in central air conditioning or just make some needed repairs on his house. This key sec tion of the housing bill a "sleeper" through controver sies over other features sets range of almost anything that will improve or increase basic jlivability of the house, from new bedrooms to new heating systems, rewiring and dividing a house into apartments. I Pure luxuries such as swimming pools will be prohibited, 'and FHA technicians are not yet decided on whether they should approve fringe items such as complete built-in kitch ens and outside painting. Preliminary thinking of New Apartments In Brookline Open Mason House, at 77 Mason Terrace, Brookline, is the first of several luxury multi-unit nuudings to be constructed by Creative Construction Inc.. -a itable'ne?w division of Zussman As- Buiiaics. xius apartment DUlia-ing is a short distance between Coolidge Corner and Washing ton sq., ana one block from th Beacon st. MTA line. The suites have one and two bedrooms and efficiencies. will be moved from slums to!epuipPed. with individual afcr Limaiuuning ana neai contrcuB, all electric kitchens with Foi- mica cabinets and countertopS, and living rooms with a view of Greater Boston and the Blua Hills. . Urban Renewal Commis sioner William L. Slayton esti mates that one million families better homes in the next ten years as part of the urban re newal program. The Federal Housing Ad ministration has put its stamp of approval on the use in home plywood pa"nei; with IlJ or grooved surfaces. iMA naa previously ap The building has elevator dry and parking facilities for leach apartment. The foyer and naiiways are carpeica, tnere i$ up a new home improvement FHA is that the average job "V " i-.IV PJJ "'""'S'a planter at the entrance and loan Droeram to hen orevpnt w 1 he $3000 and that a m n - ollu B"u lIlc 'c;la.ucs Jidui . :,., . good dwellings from going to ruin It represents a major shift in emphasis in housing legis lation irom encouraging new construction to preserving the existing supply, Under the program, the Federal Housing Administra tion will insure a private loan for home improvement and re habilitation. The loan may be as much as $10,000 with ud to 20 years to repay at 6 percent, limited so that the outstand- FHA already is drawing up ing debt on the house will not regulations, but no date has exceed its value, yet been set for putting the In arriving at this figure, the program into effect because of, estimate will be based on the mum of $1000 should be set in urban renewal areas and $2500 outside. Smaller jobs will come under the old program. Through the consulting serv ices, the agency expects to guide homeowners in the work and protect them against over-improvement such as expensive plumbing fixtures that will outlast the house. Along the same lines, the amount of the loan will be 'become standi materlalslf larf Patio availale through common usage." I V.? ,, v . C'a Home mortgage commit-. Mason House can be reached menu by the natfon's vin8.!kS., fSl and loan associations are one-1 V 7 o " : ' "'j .lI Model Hearth Stones Homes Leave Room for Expansion Three weeks ago, Murray J. Sloane, realtor and Almor Homes, Inc., developer, opened his four new model homes at the Hearth Stones in Norwood with all the important features that experienced home build ers had incorporated in them. For the "second-time" buy er, particular attention was given to the four-bedroom models, each bedroom being designed to liberally accommo date twin-size beds along with the clothing and storage space necessary for spacious living, included in the four-bedroom model; a very large family! room and a two car garage. Even here, an area was left incomplete to make this model a nine-room home if needed. the time-consuming attention to details to prevent abuse or misuse of the borrowed funds. The initial thought behind the new type of loans, which have not been generally available 'to homeowners, was to provide the necessary private financing for salvaging sound homes in urban renewal areas. But, as written in the law, the loans also will be available outside urban renewal areas, particularly in neighborhoods that face .creeping blight and declining values if they are not upgraded. ' The potential of this pro- fourth higher than a year ago and approach an all-time high at nearly $2 billion. The U.S. Savings and Loan League said the willingness of the associations to commit their funds in advance, plus the big increase already under way in mortgage lending, indicates a a right on Summit ave. and the second left to Mason Terrace. Two-Way Homegrowth'j A home should be able ts grow in two directions in size and value. In fact, if it grows iti size it should grow in valu?. That's why it's important 'in continued gain in the months, adding to your present struc ahead in the purchase of new ture to use quality materials in and existing homes. baths and kitchens. ;'l eram is terrific." declared FHA The furnished model home is; Commissioner Neal J. Hardy. open daily from 10 a.m. to The new loans will supple dusk. ment, rather than replace, the Directions: Rte. 1 to Nor-!current FHA-insured home re-'ple are in "reasonably good wood tamp. Bear right to Nor-; pair loans of up to $3500 re-,health," and must have some- wood Center. Turn left at; payable in five years at dis- value of the house before re pair and what its value will be in the improved condition surrounded by an upgraded neighborhood. Security for the loan can vary according to the home owner's circumstances. It may be" a personal note or a second mortgage. Extra costs cf refi nancing a first mortgage will be avoided if possible. A trend away from exclu sive "senior citizens" housing developments, complete with shuffteboards, came to light in a conference on the subject at the National Housing Center, G. Warfield Hobbs, president of the National Council of the Aging, said most retired peo- Two and one-half baths were Hearth Stones. Washington st. (Rte. 1A), follow 1A to Winter st. traffic light. Right on Winter st. to Nichols st. (2d on left), follow arrows about one mile to the counts which work out to interest rates as high as 9.7 percent. Other than terms, major dif ferences are that under the new thing other than recreation to make them feel useful. A survey showed that three out of four persons over 65 years old want to live in a mixed community with fam ' 8M" r-"t l 't, ' u, I ,00& , , ' , A l' ' ' ' r - I program FHA will appraise the ilies of all ages. Two out of ALFRED W. HALPER, Sudbury home builder, 3 apologizes to visitor at his Wayside Acres ex-I hibit home. Halper explains "that his lips have been sealed on Sunday as a result of a musty interpretation of the Blue Laws." His exhibit, home continues to remain open Sunday "for the-i public convenience. - REAL ESTATE New England's Sensational Home Center... CtkeTSfield I at-Belling ham YOUR. CHOICE OF MANY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS . . . Priced from $13 1490 " ? Visit us at WETHERSFIELD! . . . which is now a "picturesque town!" See our landscaped park and picnic grounds . . . our 5 Furnished Model Homes. Ask about our convenient bus service. Be Our Guests! We're open from 10 A.M. until 9 P.M. I Be Our Guests! fllj J lT M3490 1 PRICES START AT crs no m boviu WETHERSFIELD'S GRAND SELECTION INCLUDES .. Expansive Ranches with Basements 7-Room Colonials Brick-Front Contemporary and Colonial Exteriors Oversize Attached Garages Beautifully Landscaped Settings Latest Colorama Kitchens New Split-Entrys with Basements Full Ceramic Tile Bath or I 'j Bathrooms Spacious Living Rooms and Dining Areas 5 Furnished Model Homes OPEN FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 9 P.M. Floodlighted Phone GReenleaf 3-9702 Decorated by Martin Caral Interior -Decorating Department DIRECTIONS: Fastest Routa from Boston; Take Route 109 in Dedham (from Route 128, Exit 55A) throught Westwood, Med-field, Millis and Medway to Route 126 in Bellingham . , . OR, tale Route 140 off Route I in Foxboro). Follow Route 140 through Franklin to Route 126 in Bellingham and Wethersfield. Ask us about our W ether sfield-to-Boston bus service and convenient nearby train service. 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