The Skinner house at 1155 Northampton Street is hard to see from the road. This was built in the French Provincial style. The front lawn is visible from Northampton Street. There were two ponds on the property and they were each changed into a reservoir.
William Skinner had this home made for his family. The landscape was designed by Olmsted Brothers from 1917 to 1922. The estate itself is called the Dogwood.