Christmas Spirit: Home Sale Going to Charity

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Chestnut Hill mansion sale of Mark Andrus to benefit Boston charityTalk about Christmas spirit: Just in time for the holiday season, Mark Andrus, the snack magnate who sold Stacy's Pita Chips to Frito-Lay, is donating a share of proceeds from the sale of his gorgeous Chestnut Hill home. Andrus will donate 15 percent of the sales price (currently listed at $12.5 million) to the Boston Food Bank. Our sister site, Luxist, has the full story and plenty of pictures of the historic Massachusetts home. Read on for more details on the magnanimous millionaire and more stunning photos of the Georgian Revival mansion.

Mark Andrus, who made his fortune selling Stacy's Pita Chips to Frito-Lay, is giving back. He's listed a historic Chestnut Hill, Mass. estate that he recently renovated at $12.5 million and will donate 15 percent of the sales price to the Boston Food Bank. With this home, Andrus is launching RH Design and Development, his new real estate development company devoted to helping people in need.

Read on to see interior photos.
We think he couldn't have picked a better time and hopefully more millionaires and billionaires will join in the "give back" drumbeat.

For the 45-year-old Andrus, giving back has been a way of life. Both his parents gave generously despite their own struggles. His dad, a physician, lost his eyesight to diabetes and went back to school to become a psychologist, a path that Andrus himself pursued. Even when the company he co-founded with his ex-wife Stacy was a struggling upstart, it offered free English-as-a-second-language classes to the community.

Allison Mazer of Sotheby's International Realty has the listing.

Read the full story on Luxist.

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Chestnut Hill mansion sale to benefit Boston charity group

Chestnut Hill mansion sale to benefit Boston charity
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