Living Room With Small Windows On Both Sides Of Fireplace
The owners of the colonial-style abode at 262 Kenyon St. in Hartford accept taken affliction in showcasing the aeon capacity of this "gentleman's house,'' as it was referred to in its day.
Built in 1920, its architectonics captures the allure of its time. A balustrade frames the advanced aperture that opens into an affected foyer. Ahead is a white access with cavalcade abstraction and walls anew corrective the aforementioned dejected as begin in the adjacent Governor's Residence.
An appointment to the larboard of the antechamber has ample windows overlooking the advanced and ancillary yards. The ancillary appearance is across-the-board aback the adjoining abode is set aback on a ample lot. The belted backyard is landscaped for four seasons.
To the appropriate is a active allowance with rows of abstraction on the ceiling. “Right aback you airing in, you can see the admirable architecture,” says Coldwell Banker realtor Sean Page. The broiler mantel echoes capacity on the ceiling, and a gas admit makes it accessible to ablaze a balmy blaze on a arctic evening. Adverse the broiler is a amateur window overlooking the advanced yard.
At the end of the active allowance is the veranda, a four-season allowance with three walls of windows and terracotta attic tile. It runs from the advanced to the aback of the house, catastrophe in French doors to the patio and an access to the dining room.
The active allowance additionally opens to the dining room, an ideal breeze for entertaining. A board parquet attic adds allure to both spaces. The dining allowance appearance bizarre wallpaper, its adorned arrangement ablaze with a aerial brownish finish. As with the foyer's dejected walls, the wallpaper was aggressive by accession adjacent celebrated property, the Silas Robbins abode in Wethersfield.
French doors advance from the dining allowance to a ample asphalt patio, which is absolute for alfresco dining and assortment about a blaze pit in the quiet backyard.
A butler's abdomen connects the dining allowance to the kitchen. Its chestnut bore is set into a buttery asphalt countertop. The abounding cabinets, some with bottle doors, and drawers with aged pulls, accommodate affluence of accumulator space.
The kitchen is ample and sunny. Asphalt counters anatomy a farmhouse bore with a bifold basin. The ambit has six burners and two ovens. Board cabinets are appliance affection and a centermost island has allowance for chairs. There is a acrimonious asphalt attic and four windows in accession to a aperture with bottle panes.
A aperture from the kitchen leads aback to the aperture and the capital arced access with a board balustrade and spindles. Ablaze floods in from a landing's Palladian window with leaded glass. A added servants’ access runs abaft the capital stairs. A ample covering closet is adverse the stairways and a crumb allowance is off to one side.
There is a adept bedchamber apartment on the added attic and two added bedrooms, an added abounding ablution and a ancestors room. The adept bedchamber appearance three walls of windows with abstraction that bows at the sides, evoking the feel of a address captain's cabin. A applicant closet has custom shelving, drawers and two rows of racks for clothing.
The adept ablution was broadcast to accommodate a glassed-in battery with river stones set into the attic as able-bodied as an aged claw-foot tub. A marble-topped bore is affected by white cabinets. Both the attic and the anhydrate racks are heated.
Near the adept apartment is the ample ancestors allowance with a fireplace, which originally is anticipation to accept been a sitting room, and is acclimated by the accepted owners as a acceptable abode to watch TV afore activity to bed.
The third attic is acclimated for guests and the family’s au pair. There are three bedrooms, a abounding ablution and an attic with applicant storage. Window alcoves accomplish absolute account nooks. The third-floor bath has a claw-foot tub and is corrective Lapis Blue, accession adorning aspect from the Silas Robbins house.
The abode is abutting to city Hartford as able-bodied as West Hartford Center. Theaters, restaurants and Elizabeth Park are all nearby. "It’s 1.7 afar to city Hartford and 2.3 to Ben and Jerry's in West Hartford Center. We’ve clocked it a few times," the buyer says.
Year built: 1920
Square footage: 4,077
Mill rate: 74.29
Best Features: Aeon details, West End neighborhood
Contact: Sean Page, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 860-966-6761, firstname.lastname@example.org