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Sold. Beautiful Ceilings! The Charles E. Mitchell House, Circa 1888 in CT. $235,000

May 18, 2019

Those are some beautiful coffered ceilings! The Charles E. Mitchell house was built in 1888. It is located on .52 acres in New Britain, Connecticut. This Queen Anne has hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, coffered ceilings, pocket doors and original moldings. In 1889 Mr. Mitchell was appointed as the first United States patent attorney by President Benjamin Harrison. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,773 square feet. $235,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Charles E. Mitchell house has been completely restored! Located in New Britain’s historical district, this Queen Anne Victorian features granite kit with island, ss appl, hardwood floors,3 FP’s, coffered ceilings, pocket doors, exquisite moldings and trim! 15 Hillside place was the home of attorney Charles E. Mitchell, who wrote the charter of New Britain. In 1889, when he was living in this Queen Anne style house, Mitchell was appointed the first united states patent attorney in Washington D.C. by President Benjamin Harrison. While serving as a state senator during the 1870s, Mitchell sponsored the bill that funded three-quarters of the cost of construction of the normal school located to the left of 15 hillside place, which in the 1880s was the original campus of Central Connecticut State College and is now the Hillside Place Condominium Complex. Mitchell’s lovely wood frame house, originally with symmetrical porches, exemplifies the wood-workmanship of the Queen Anne style of the 1870-80s. The Mitchell home features a central pavilion containing front doors; pointed central gables that break the roof line, balanced facades, and paired porches.

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