Listing No. 30866
c. 1880 Queen Anne Shingle Style
ROOFTREEThis historic home, known as “ROOFTREE” in the town of Washington, Connecticut has been preserved for the next century. The exterior and structural repairs are complete and the home that was built circa 1880s in the Queen Anne Shingle Style on the Washington Green by the physician, Dr. William J. Ford and his wife, Isabel (Brinsmade) Ford is ready to be completed to its original glory.
To preserve its architectural integrity, the original windows were restored, chimneys rebuilt, roof replaced, each porch was reconstructed from the ground up; the entire envelope was replaced with western red cedar shingles and clapboards and mahogany mouldings were custom cut -- all to historical accuracy.
Included in the restoration was extensive foundation repairs, the removal of an unsupported cantilevered addition at the second story along the driveway and the installation of concrete basement slab with a perimeter wall interior drainage system.
The interior original features on the main floor include:
- four (4) fireplaces,
- central staircase off the Main Hall entry with built-in cupboards,
- stained glass windows; wooden pocket doors at Dining Room;
- swinging French doors to the Breakfast Room;
- the Study which was Dr. Ford’s office includes sliding French doors,
- bay window with leaded stain glass windows;
- original crown and chair rail mouldings in the Main Hall and Living Room.
Main floor rooms include Dining Room, Living Room, Main Hall, Study, Kitchen and Breakfast Room. Half bath, closets and storage space are incorporated off the East Entry adjacent to the kitchen.
The second floor includes an expanded Master Bedroom Suite with a double full bath and walk-in closet, four additional bedrooms, one with a fireplace, laundry room, and a third full bath.
The third floor was designed to be an Office with additional storage space.
Additionally, the following items have been installed:
- underground electric service, upgraded to 200 amps,
- two (2) double-walled Roth oil tanks,
- septic tank,
- storm water catchment system with manifold and four (4) collection points --the concrete tank for the system is located immediately west of the garage, and
- new retaining stone wall along the driveway.
This home is being sold, ‘As Is’.
Full Bath(s): 3
Half Bath(s): 1
Heated Sq. Ft.: 3,901
Unheated Sq. Ft.: 3,901
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