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Leno says family home could’ve been rescued

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Jay Leno says if he had known a developer planned to tear down his Massachusetts boyhood home, he wouldn't have sold it.

"I remember when I sold it, the Realtor said, 'It's not really the kind of house people want,' and I remember I was slightly insulted," Leno told the Associated Press.

The 1950s blue-shuttered gray Cape in Andover, Mass., is scheduled to be torn down in a few weeks to make way for a $2.6 million, five-bedroom house under construction a few feet away, said developer Todd Wacome, owner of Wynwood Associates, which purchased the property about five years ago.

Leno said he realizes that newer, fancier homes have changed the face of the neighborhood.

"Since they built the mansions next to it, my house looks like a trailer parked behind it. It's like my neighborhood went into the witness protection program," he said.