Historic House Listings

Off market. Victorian Masterpiece! That interior! Circa 1896 in CT. $297,500

April 18, 2019

This interior sure was surprising! From the stained glass, the stairs, the kitchen stove, and the coffered ceilings. Just wow. This home was built in 1896. It is located on .43 acres in New London, Connecticut. The only thing I would change is I would get rid of the fire escape. Within walking distance to Mitchell College and only one mile to Ocean Beach. Large wrap around front porch and there are back porches. The property has a two car detached garage. This home was built for Jennie and Theodore Bodenwein, the founders of the Day Newspaper and he was former Connecticut Secretary of State. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,275 square feet. $297,500

From the Zillow listing:


STUNNING VICTORIAN MASTERPIECE – Built in 1896 with beautifully appointed rooms and within walking distance of EB, L&M, Mitchell College, downtown New London and one mile to Ocean Beach.  This exquisite home has withstood the test of time with authentic period details seamlessly combined with today’s modern amenities and offers 3,275 sq ft of living space with a grand LR, formal DR with sitting porch, spacious KT with Butler’s Pantry, graceful front staircase as well as a butler’s staircase and hardwood flooring throughout.  There are 2 decorative fireplaces, 5 large sunny bedrooms (2 en suite), 3.5 bathrooms and a fully finished basement with utility apartment.  There is a wrap-around front porch, back porches, expansive lawn and gardens and a 2 car detached garage.  This great family home was built for Jennie and Theodore Bodenwein, owner and founder of The Day newspaper and a former CT Secretary of State.  Potential uses for this gracious family home are as a Bed & Breakfast, AIRBNB, Wedding Venue, Doctor or Attorney offices.  This home is a true antique treasure and a historic landmark.  Property also for Rent MLS 170128358

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