Real Estate Matters

The Trustees of Reservations

Land acquisition of 36-acre historic property

Contact Attorneys:
Bethany A. Bartlett, Ronald W. Ruth

  • Represented The Trustees in this lengthy and complex negotiation process, which included viewshed easements and private party restrictions, in addition to multi party conveyancing issues
  • One of its largest real estate purchases in The Trustees’ history, totaling $5 million for acquisition, start up and renovations costs, and a stewardship endowment for the Governor Ames Estate
  • 36-acre historic property in Easton that was once the home of Oliver Ames, who served as Massachusetts’ 35th governor from 1887–1890
  • Features sweeping lawns in an arboretum-like setting, an elegant 19th-century stone stable, an agricultural field, meadows, brook and garden pond
  • For more information, please read the Trustees of Reservations full press release by clicking here

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