QUINCY – Tim O’Connell, the Quincy developer who conceived and created a luxury holiday property for small children with most cancers on Cape Cod known as Tommy’s Place, has new plans for a next, equivalent getaway in Centerville.
With the enable of 3 significant donors – just one gave $1 million – O’Connor is in the procedure of paying for a residence at 481 Key St. and plans to transform it into a 10-bedroom, 7,000- sq.-foot vacation retreat for kids with cancer and their people.
The Queen Anne, shingle-style home in Centerville Village was crafted in 1881. It was built by Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson, influenced by the architecture of Stanford White, and the grounds have been created by Frederick Legislation Olmsted, in accordance to the Zillow ad. Most a short while ago, it was a seasonal inn acknowledged as Fernbrook. Formerly it was the Marston Estate.
“We have been looking to open up a next Tommy’s Area due to the frustrating waiting record that we have, which now stretches into 2024,” O’Connell wrote on the Tommy’s Spot Facebook Website page.
O’Connell said the achievements of the new plan relies upon on the exact same sort of wide money and in-variety realistic guidance he gained above a few many years of generating Tommy’s Position in the historic former Elm Arch Inn in Falmouth. That venture demanded a fantastic deal of renovation.
For this next Tommy’s Area, a few men and women who donated $1 million, $500,000 and $100,000, respectively, stipulated that O’Connell need to find matching donors to reach the fundraising goal of $3,500,000.
O’Connell stated the price tag will be much more than $2 million to purchase the household, which is below agreement, and the relaxation of the revenue is essential for renovations. The anticipated closing day is June 1.
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“We need the support of the local community just like we have experienced in Falmouth, which has taken on Tommy’s Area as if it is their individual,” O’Connell explained. “I’m hoping the persons of Centerville and Barnstable will support this so it can maintain itself for generations to come.”
In the present genuine estate market place on the Cape, O’Connell reported, “we did not have the similar luxury of time as we did with the very first Tommy’s Put. This superb property is also previously a historic inn, just like the flagship Tommy’s Position in Falmouth.”
The residence is in great ailment and has been utilised by an additional nonprofit as office environment space.
“We have to have to transform this one-loved ones residence into a magical vacation house for young children preventing most cancers,” O’Connell wrote on Fb. “We have a extremely important fiscal hurdle in front of us to make this come about.”
There will be portray, decorating and landscaping initiatives all over the inside and exterior of the residence to prepare the 2nd Tommy’s Put.
Equivalent to the Falmouth Tommy’s Spot, the 2nd holiday property will have 10 bedrooms, a movie room and a recreation area with arts and crafts, tunes, gaming, board game titles and arcade video games.
The exterior will function the existing built-in pool and playhouse, as nicely as a potential playground, putting green and probably basketball and volleyball areas.
To give cost-free vacations to young children with most cancers and their families and buddies, O’Connell relies 100% on the money aid of the general public. Families are not billed for any products and services and there are no government subsidies accessible, he reported.
O’Connell is asking for additional donations of cash but also welcomes contributions through a stock or a donor-suggested fund.
The first Tommy’s Place opened in July 2021. So significantly, 44 families have stayed at the house in the center of downtown Falmouth with much more than 1,000 guests and spouse and children associates. Just a person family members and their guests can take a look at at a time.
“There has not been a one day that this residence has not been occupied by a kid that is preventing most cancers, right by way of the winter season,” O’Connell claimed.
Since starting in 2018, the company has received thousands of donations of labor, supplies and money. Eight major New England hospitals throughout are referring children with cancer to remain at Tommy’s Place.
Owing to a backlog, O’Connell hasn’t taken any requests for holidays considering that early December 2021. The ready record goes very well into 2024.
To get in touch with O’Connell, contact 617-799-5494 or e-mail [email protected]
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