Historic House Listings

Sold. Wow! “Rubly”, Circa 1895. On 40 acres in Norfolk, Connecticut. $1,745,000

January 14, 2022

This is reminiscent of a Tuscan style villa. Considering it is on 40 acres in Connecticut the price doesn’t seem all that bad, until you look at the property taxes. A whopping $28,000 a year. “Rubly” was built in 1895. It is located on 40 acres in Norfolk, Connecticut. The home features multiple porches, patios, hardwood floors, elaborate crown molding, ceiling medallions, original millwork, beautiful mantels and original windows. Six bedrooms, six bathrooms and 7,268 square feet. $1,745,000

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From the Zillow listing:


Norfolk’s Premier Stone Estate – Designed by architect Alfredo Taylor for his private home, “Rubly” sits high on a Norfolk hillside echoing the solidity of a Swiss Chateau combined with the symmetry of Tuscan and Tudor architecture. The effect of varied materials and contrasting textures highlight the expansive views from the main rooms, terrace, and summer porch. The spacious center stair hall with a two-story triple window opens into the living room and dining room on either end. The modern kitchen with Gaggenau 6-burner stove with copper hood overlooks the seasonal pond and serves the breakfast room and summer dining porch. Two master suites with stone fireplaces plus a library on the second floor, all with 12’ ceilings and French doors opening to the view take full advantage of this beautiful setting. Four Additional Bedrooms, a Meditation Room, a Sitting Room, and Three Full Baths complete the third floor of this home. The original kitchen with fireplace was converted for vintage car storage but could be easily restored. It features multiple overhead doors that open on two sides of the room. The 40-acres, once cleared during the iron industry, have returned to forest affording privacy and quiet set far off the road. Enjoy gorgeous sunlight through this southwest-facing home and beautiful evening sunsets. A premier property, minutes from town yet nestled far off the beaten path make Rubly an ideal country escape.


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