Historic House Listings

Sold for $247,000. Love the details in this one! Circa 1902 in Connecticut. $229,000

May 26, 2021

Great details inside this one! Love the staircase! This home was built in 1902. It is located in Torrington, Connecticut. The home features hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, solid wood doors, crown molding, and a nice staircase with built in seating. The home was built for a Torrington industrial leader. The house is now in the estate of a local playwright. The home has two staircases. The property has raised garden areas and a detached tool shed. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,184 square feet. $229,000

Contact Grace M. Franjola with Berkshire Hathaway

From the Zillow listing:


Own a piece of architectural history with this well preserved, home custom built for one of Torrington’s industrial leaders of the early 20th century, now in the estate of a local playwright. It serves as testament to “They don’t build them like this anymore.” On a charming street of homes, reminiscent of those in Andy Hardy movies of the past, the downtown and parks are a short walk away. Bordered by mature trees, an inviting covered porch leads to the gracious front foyer and grand staircase, bathed in light from leaded glass windows. Architectural details: stenciled walls, crafted plaster crown moldings, large solid oak doors with original brass fixtures and columns that define the living room entry. Flourishes of Victorian plaster scrollwork adorn the ceiling of the formal living room w/ an impressive fireplace of master craftsmanship as center focus. All is the work of timeless, artful sensibilities. A remodeled master bath has a steam unit shower and ample storage. A 3rd story walk up conversion to more bedrooms and a bath remains partially done. Practical living features include a new heating system, hardwood floors throughout, great storage, public sewage and water, retractable awnings, large and dry basement, a modern eat-in kitchen, w/ back staircase to 2nd floor, backyard with raised gardens, parking area, a tool shed and private patio…just for starters. Commercial / residential zoning, even more bang for the buck, for in home businesses . Absolutely a gem!


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