Never Compromise on Quality - Stanmar

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Never Compromise on Quality

The Stanmar Difference

  • Successfully completed development during recession

  • Property design focused on timeless elements

  • Site selected to meet sales objectives

  • Property owners realized significant value appreciation

  • Quality design and construction secures property values

  • Representative of Stanmar’s discipline and persistence

Project Overview

Commenced in the mid-1980s, Stanmar developed the Farm, a seven-building residential community in Chestnut Hill, MA, with a total of sixty-eight luxury condominiums built on 17 acres. Each five-story building houses two condominiums. Stanmar’s team designed the units from the inside out. For example, elevators have direct entrances to each unit, rather than corridors, and storage was strategically placed adjacent to each unit to eliminate sound issues between neighbors. High-quality finishes and a serene Japanese landscape supported the goals of property owners.

Stanmar was spurred on by our extensive experience in building community, most notably through developing Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort in Vermont and the Mattakesett home community on Martha’s Vineyard, but Stanmar’s success with this project was met with challenges.

This was proven when the real estate market collapsed in the late 1980s. Construction was unfinished and the future was uncertain. Ultimately, quality and our design enabled us to complete the development and sell each unit within two years. By never compromising on quality, designing from the inside out to create spaces that feel "right" to those who use them, and not being afraid to have some fun, buildings can be created with lasting value that evolve successfully into the future. Stanmar brings this ethos to every project and to all clients.


No corners were cut with the development of The Farm. A 16-acre farm setting was landscaped to include a man-made pond, beautiful walking paths, a clubhouse with pool, tennis court, and attractive condominium homes which compliment this tranquil scene.

Stanley Snider

CEO Emeritus, Stanmar Inc., The Farm at Chestnut Hill

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