88 Terry Road, Hartford’s West End

Welcome to this distinctive brick Tudor on Hartford’s elegant Terry Road.


A rounded portico frames the main entrance, opening to a gracious foyer with turned staircase.

The formal living room features a fireplace with gas insert and space for multiple sitting areas. A sunroom with built-ins overlooks the back yard, with a stained glass door that opens to the bluestone patio. The formal dining room connects to both the kitchen and the rear deck. The renovated kitchen includes stone counters, double ovens, a gas cooktop, an eat-in banquette, and plenty of storage. A whimsical powder room completes the main level.

The luxurious master suite is a must-see feature. Finished in Venitian plaster, the space includes a sitting room with fireplace and numerous cedar closets. It has two updated en-suite full baths, one with a beautiful 72” glass shower and marble finishes.

The second level also features three additional bedrooms, a large laundry room, and another full bath. The top level has three additional bedrooms, a full bath, and ample storage space. The lower level is partially finished with a large multi-purpose room.

The level half acre lot is set among some of the nicest homes in the City. Never worry about where to park with 2 attached garage spaces and 2 detached garage spaces. There is a new gas boiler, new hot water heater, and central air on the upper two levels.

88 Terry Road is offered at $699,000. If you’d like to see this property, please have your agent arrange a showing or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

114 Westerly Terrace, Hartford's West End

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to own a lovely West End home! This Tudor has been thoughtfully updated and impeccably maintained throughout the years. The welcoming foyer is flanked by the oversized formal living and dining rooms, both perfect for entertaining. Off the living room is a charming, bricked 3-season room. A sizeable office/den also provides additional living space on the first floor. The tastefully renovated kitchen offers beautiful cherry cabinets and a large eat-in space overlooking the nicely landscaped backyard. Upstairs, the second level features a master bedroom with an updated bath, another classically updated full bath with soaking tub, and three additional spacious bedrooms. The finished third floor offers two more bedrooms, another updated full bath, and a dedicated storage room with built-ins and a cedar closet. Updated mechanicals and a 4-car garage round out the lowest level of the home.

114 Westerly Terrace is offered at $659,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit, or stop by the open house on February 28 between 1:00pm-3:00pm.

114 Westerly Terrace, Hartford's West End

This Old House Magazine

The magazine version of This Old House arrived in the mail yesterday. It was a very good day.

There are only 2 magazines that I immediately sit down and read cover-to-cover, and this is one of them (the other is Wired). It is a perfect mix of interesting stories, tasteful design ideas, and moderate skill project suggestions. Each issue is full of useful tips and addresses issues that relate to me, since we actually live in an old house.

Beautiful Old Houses

This month I learned that…

1. We can grow purple shamrocks (four-leaf clovers) in our yard since they require indirect light. We’ve struggled to grow something other than hostas in the part of our yard shaded by the ginormous maple trees, so this might be a way to add some color and interest to the area.

2. After looking at pictures of kitchens both in the ads and in the articles, I’m more comfortable that darker knobs will look good on our white cabinets. Although Amy found some interesting crystal knobs yesterday afternoon, so it may be a moot point.

3. The article about “the best place to buy an old house” really shows how interesting and diverse residential architecture was throughout the country 100 years ago. One of our clients actually commented on this yesterday after we showed him a very unique brick tudor within walking distance of West Hartford Center. We were sitting in the car debriefing and he pointed out that all the houses would have looked nearly identical if the street had been developed since 1960.

4. Spring comes early in the This Old House world. There were two articles about tidying up outside which will need to wait at least two more months for those of us in the Hartford area. Even our friends in the warmer climates are getting slammed with winter this year, so I’m not sure if there is anywhere entering spring at the moment. Washington DC is a mess, and apparently it’s snowing in Atlanta today.

I picked up all of these tidbits in the first half of the magazine. But wait, there’s more! Secrets to Curb Appeal … Reader Remodel of an American Foursquare… Garden Junk … All About Wood Windows. This Old House is terrific for homeowners interested in learning about little things they can do around their place, inside and out. And there are ideas on just about every page for those who aren’t likely to pick up a hammer themselves.

Now, about those wood windows…