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Is one of your wealthy clients about to raze a multi-million dollar estate to make way for a posher place? Well, don’t throw out that mansion and matching swimming pool. Florida’s Brownie & Sons Moving Engineers can cut up the house, put it on a barge, and transport the entire estate to nonprofit organizations, allowing owners to take huge tax write-offs. Since 1996, Brownie has relocated six houses from millionaire enclaves to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution and the Smithsonian Marine Station, where they are being used as offices, libraries, dormitories and computer rooms. “I didn’t do it for the tax break,” said donor Peter Tyson. “I did it because I know about the struggles scientists have for funding.” The Smithsonian paid $30,000 in moving costs for his $86,000 house.

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