Historic House Listings

Beautiful! Rock Gate, Circa 1895. Three acres in Connecticut. $5,575,000

May 21, 2019

This house is pretty amazing! Rock Gate was built in 1895. It’s name is derived from the large glacially carved stone on either side of the driveway. It is located on three acres in Washington, Connecticut. Designed by well known architect Ehrick Rossiter. Rock Gate has 9,000 square feet, eight fireplaces and a “titanic style” grand staircase. The property has a beautiful pool and a three car detached garage. Eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. $6,200,000 New Price: $5,575,000

From the Zillow listing:


Rock Gate, named for the dramatic outcropping of glacially carved stone encircled by the driveway, is an important piece of Washington’s history and a Connecticut Preservation Award winning example of architect Ehrick Rossiter’s design legacy.The 9,000-square-foot-shingle-style residence has 8 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8 working fireplaces, a designer kitchen, 2 dining rooms, a music room, library, living room, study, a “Titanic-style” grand staircase, 2 laundry rooms and a bright ground level “basement” workout/television room with ample storage. On the exterior, there is a sweeping back porch and two 2nd-floor bedroom sleeping porches balconies. There is also a three-car detached garage offering second-floor space for an apartment or studio.

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