House as Art


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

160 Kenyon St, Hartford’s West End

160 Kenyon Street, Hartford's West End

Welcome to an architectural gem that has been updated in a historically sensitive manner. With gumwood trim and quartersawn oak floors on the main level, blown glass doorknobs upstairs, and original light fixtures throughout, 160 Kenyon Street retains most of the ornate original features. The home was passed down through generations of a single family for nearly 90 years, preserving the magnificent details. The current owners then made many thoughtful cosmetic and mechanical updates. The