This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Friday, January 15, 2010
New Hartford, CT 06057 $949,900 5 Bed, 2.5 Bath | 4,657 Sq Ft on 2 Acres | MLS #G539048
Property Information Save Listing This home can also be sold unfurnished (refer to MLS G539044). Visit at www.PhilipChapinHome.com. A grand residence of singular grace and beauty, this elegant Victorian is one of the finest examples of Northern Italian Renaissance style architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapin House was built in 1867. Majestically sited on two acres of expansive lawns overlooking the historic town green. The grounds encompass 100-year old maple trees, an in-ground pool and bluestone patio, half basketball court and two original outbuildings. The art of fine living has been perfected in this exquisite home brimming with original architectural features rich in ornamentation. Both the interior and exterior are graced with fine examples of elaboration and decoration. Of note are the impressive belvedere that sits atop the home and the wraparound veranda. Inside, intricately carved moldings, gilded cornices, 7 working fireplaces, 10 antique gas chandeliers, graceful arched doorways and windows and gold leaf valances reveal a high degree of refinement throughout the home’s 4,800 square feet with an unfinished third level offering an additional 1,680 square feet. Enter via black walnut double doors into the foyer which features the original winding black walnut staircase. Generously proportioned rooms boast 12 foot ceilings on the first floor and 10 foot ceilings on the second floor further enhancing the home’s grandeur. Entertain in grand fashion in the ballroom and the banquet-sized dining room adorned with magnificent gold leaf mirrors and valances, extensive moldings and relief ornamentation. The study is graced with the original built-in walnut desk and bookcase and conceals a hidden room. The period kitchen has been restored with a walk-in pantry, wood burning fireplace, ash floor, wainscoting, encased refrigerator and leaded glass period lighting. The 14 rooms also include two offices, a billiard room, workshop and a well-appointed wine cellar. The home offers 5 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. All of the original built-in furnishings remain to suggest its opulence. Each of the chambers has a corner marble sink, one with sterling silver faucets, and one full bath has a mahogany¬ encased copper tub and hidden shower. This beautifully preserved home is truly a rare treasure. Property Features
* Single Family Property * Status: Active * Area: New Hartford * County: Litchfield * Year Built: 1866 * 5 total bedroom(s) * 2.5 total bath(s) * 2 total full bath(s) * 1 total half bath(s) * 11 total rooms * Approximately 4657 sq. ft. * Four or more stories * Style: Victorian * Master bedroom
* Living room * Dining room * Family room * Kitchen * Basement * Laundry room * Master bedroom is 15X33 * Living room is 19X26, Features: Fireplace, Formal * Dining room is 14X20, Features: Fireplace, Formal * Family room is 15X15, Features: Fireplace, First Level * Kitchen is 17X17, Features: Eating Space Kitchen, Fireplace * Basement is Full Basement, Unfinished * Hardwood floors * Fireplace(s)
* Pool features: In Ground * Swimming pool(s) * 2 car garage * Parking features: Barn, Detached * Heating features: Coal, Oil, Steam * Inclusions: Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer * Exterior construction: Wood * Energy Info: Partial Storm Windows * Approximately 2 acre(s) * Lot size is between 2 and 5 acres * Topography: Level Topography, Lightly Wooded * Utilities present: Septic Sewer, Public Water Connected * Elementary School: NEW HARTFORD * High School: REGION 7
Interior Features Crown Molding, Foyer, Wine Cellar, Carpeted, Tile, Wooden Flooring, Cable Tv Available, Laundry Is On The Upper Level, Fireplace, Second Bedroom Is: 15X16, Fireplace, Third Bedroom Is: 13X15, Fireplace, Fourth Bedroom Is: 16X18, Attic Walkup, Expandable Attic, Smoke Detector, 1 First Floor Full Bath\S, 2 First Floor Half-Bath\S Exterior Features Garden Area, Stone Wall, Circular Driveway, Ground Level Deck, Open Porch Listing Information Refreshed at 3:36 AM PT (10 minutes ago) Added on Aug 27, 2009 (141 days ago) To access this page directly, use http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/New-Hartford_CT_06057_1112148363 This listing is brokered by Prudential Connecticut Realty Office: 860-677-4949