Historic House Listings

Now that’s a turret! Circa 1900 in Connecticut. $499,000

May 3, 2019

Beautiful home! And that’s quite a medieval looking turret! This home was built in 1900. It is located in Hartford, Connecticut. The third floor of this home has a billiard room. The music room and the parlor have silk screened wall coverings. The home has original light fixtures and pocket doors. The kitchen has tin ceiling and copper backsplash. Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,606 square feet. $535,000 New price: $499,000

From the Zillow listing:


This iconic home in Hartford’s historic West End, admired and featured in house tours, books, magazines and newspapers, is offered for only the third time in 120 years. Imagine living every day in a magical place, reveling in the period beauty and craftsmanship of yesterday in a house that works for today’s lifestyle. Diverse elements, including Colonial and Greek Revival, Flemish gables, a crenellated “medieval” turret and even Queen Ann combine with success to one of the most unique homes in a neighborhood of distinctiveness. Entering the foyer from the deep front porch encounter mahogany columns and panels denoting the music room and parlor/LR with beautiful fp mantel and hand silkscreened period wall coverings. Original lighting fixtures light your way through the pocket door, flanking a spectacular dining room fully encircled by raised quarter-sawn English oak panels, china closets, fp, hand painted frieze and stained glass. Pass through the 2 pantries to the eat-in kitchen with tin ceiling, butcher block counters, copper backsplashes and copper hood over Viking range.  The turned staircase features a 4 panel stained glass landing up to 4 bedrooms (master fp and a full bath with original marble sink and clawfoot tub. The 3rd floor has a “billiard” room equaled only by the Mark Twain House, with 2 leaded Palladian windows, built-ins and the “turret” room. 2 additional bedrooms along with a gorgeous new “period style” bath with antique alabaster sink and walk-in shower.

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