House as Art

Stairs

Hartford has a nice selection of residences that were built with a level of care, and attention to detail, that makes them works of art. Some were special from the day they were built, others because of who built them, and still others because they survive as one of the few examples of an era. It’s rare for a private citizen to be able to own a home that is a work of art, yet

The Hartford Primary Battle: Real Estate

Segarra's West End Home

We’re not the political sorts, but every now and then real estate and politics intersect. Last week someone made a real estate based attack on one of the Democrats running for Mayor in Hartford. It was a misleading attack (we believe deliberately), but got us looking at the homes of the two candidates vying for the top line on the November ballot. Two Democrats will be on the September party primary ballot in the City

76 North Beacon Street, Hartford’s West End

This outstanding Queen Anne Victorian retains all of its period details, yet lives like a house for today. Step back in time and take in the round porch, grand turned staircase, numerous stained and leaded glass windows, four uniquely tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, built-ins, canvas ceilings, and Doric columns. Arrive through the double door entry into the formal parlor with fireplace. Flanked by the formal dining room with exceptional double China cabinets and the curved

Old Well

Well House

Lots of houses in Greater Hartford have wells. But how many still have the old well? This photo was taken at a mid-1700s property. Although the well is boarded up, the equipment is still there. Just bring your own bucket and rope.

Connecticut Temple Progress

2014-10-28 Connecticut Temple

Construction of the Hartford Connecticut Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making good progress. The actual site is on Farmington Avenue (Route 4) in Farmington, CT across from the entrance to Winding Trails and the Devonwood community. Plans for the temple were announced in 2010, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in August of 2013. Those interested in learning more about the project, or the Church, can follow along online.