105 Girard Avenue, Hartford’s West End

105 Girard Ave - Hartford's West End

105 Girard has everything you would expect in a classic West End Victorian.

Set up from the street, a deep front porch is the perfect gathering place. Step through the entry vestibule into an open foyer, featuring a pretty turned staircase. High ceilings, hardwood floors, and French doors throughout frame the space.

The main level provides a formal living room with wood burning fireplace and a formal dining room with bay window. An office space is just off the dining room, separated by French doors. A den, located off the foyer, is an ideal informal TV room or play space.

The updated kitchen has ample storage and work areas. There are granite counters, an eat-in breakfast bar, and a useful pantry. The first floor is completed with a powder room and mudroom.

Upstairs, retire to a fantastic master bedroom suite featuring a generously sized bedroom, separate dressing room with plenty of closet space, and an attached master bathroom. The second floor has two additional large bedrooms which share a Jack & Jill bathroom.

The third floor offers another beautiful, huge space which can be used as a bedroom or family room. Two more bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the third floor.

Outside, the backyard is a peaceful retreat. There is a bluestone patio, formal flower beds, and greenspace.

The home has replacement windows, a newer roof, and a newer gas hot water heater.

Steps from UConn Law and Elizabeth Park, this is an ideal home for those who appreciate character and space.

105 Girard Avenue is offered at $350,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details are available.

81 Fern Street, Hartford’s West End

81 Fern Street, Hartford

Don’t miss 81 Fern, a stylish Victorian that has been updated to impress!

The home receives high marks for character, with an oversized front porch, double entry, natural woodwork, fireplaces, and turned stairs. The foyer, living room, and dining room are all open to each other, providing a comfortable environment to relax and a wonderful space to entertain.

However, it’s the thoughtful updates that will make you fall in love.

The kitchen features stone counters and stainless appliances as it wraps through the butler’s pantry to the dining room. Thoughtful features include a wine fridge, ample cabinetry, and a high-end gas range. The master bedroom has a fireplace, private balcony, walk-in closet, and an en-suite bath with double sinks and a luxury shower with rain head. A suite like this is rarely available in Victorian homes.

You’ll love coming home to this charming space with large rooms and a great feel.

Also included is a sunroom that overlooks the level back yard. There are two additional bedrooms, an office, and a hall bath on the second level. The top level is currently set up as an au pair suite with two large rooms, a full bath, and a kitchenette.

The home’s convenient location in the West End is close to parks, schools, coffee shops, and restaurants. Downtown Hartford and West Hartford Center are a short ride, with reliable public transportation available.

Come visit today … this is the property that you will want to call home!

81 Fern Street is offered at $385,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

33 Charter Oak Place, Unit #3-5, Hartford

33 Charter Oak 3-5

It is rare to find a truly exceptional home in Downtown Hartford, but 33 Charter Oak Place has a very unique opportunity available – a four-bedroom penthouse condominium.

Charter Oak Place, the original site of the Charter Oak tree that was used to hide the Connecticut State Charter in 1662, is a quiet residential street one block south of the Public Library in Downtown Hartford.

Number 33 is on the north end of the street, and is one of the many 19th century buildings that define the neighborhood. Built in 1860 for Nathaniel Shipman, an attorney and federal judge, the Italian Villa style Victorian home features large windows, high ceilings, preserved architectural details, and an offset veranda at the entrance on the left side.

The interior of the building was reimagined and updated in the 1980s. There are currently 5 units, organized around the original central staircase.

The most spectacular residence is on the top level. The main living area includes the open living room, dining area, and kitchen, which are all accented by an exposed brick chimney with wood burning stove. A tall Palladian window stretches all the way to the vaulted ceiling, looking east over the other historic buildings on the street. Numerous skylights ensure that the oversized space is bright and cheery, in addition to being fully updated and freshly painted.

There are four bedrooms and two full baths on the top level of the building. By combining unit 5 with unit 3, the current owners created a spacious and functional space that provides modern amenities, historic character, central location, and a feeling of home.

Everything has been updated, with modern finishes in the kitchen and baths. There is laundry in the unit near the master bedroom, and the entire space is air conditioned. The combined unit even comes with two garage parking spots.

The building itself is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture. Exterior details welcome guests, and embrace you on the private covered balcony with views of the Colt Armory dome. Touches throughout the building and unit are a constant reminder that 33 Charter Oak Place is part of the City’s history.

Everything within the Downtown area is within walking distance. The Library and Front Street district are just a block away. Colt Park is about a block away in the other direction. It’s a short walk to the Wadsworth, the central business district, Bushnell Park, and all the restaurants, theaters, and entertainment options the City has to offer. On those chilly days when you’re not up for a walk, the free Dash shuttle provides an additional option to move throughout Downtown.

Despite those advantages, what really makes this property special is that it feels like home. A large fenced front lawn is available for your enjoyment. Chairs line the front veranda, encouraging a conversation with your neighbors. The penthouse residence offers a unique space that can be enjoyed as a quiet refuge in the heart of the City or shared with friends as a central gathering point. This is Downtown living at its best!

33 Charter Oak Place, Unit 3-5, is 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2,313 sqft, and is available for $495,000. For more information about this amazing space, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Amy Bergquist at 860-655-2125 or AmyB@AmyB-RE.com.

Both units will be open to the public on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00. Stop by to see them in person!

101 Kenyon St, Hartford’s West End

101 Kenyon St, Hartford

This West End Victorian has charming original details and nice entertaining spaces. It offers 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths over 2,861 square feet.

An enclosed front porch welcomes you into an open foyer with parquet floors and turned staircase. The oversized living room has a wood burning fireplace and built-ins, and leads to a lovely sunroom. The formal dining room is a perfect space for entertaining and has original details with a bay window and stained glass sidelights. The open kitchen was remodeled and includes plenty of eat-in space. Off the kitchen is a mudroom, half bath and covered back porch.

On the second floor you’ll find a large master bedroom with double closets, three additional bedrooms, a full bath and an open seating area.

The third floor offers a large main room, one smaller room, and a full bathroom with bonus storage area. It is currently used as a family room space, but could easily serve as the master suite.

Outside there is a 2-car garage, bluestone patio and a nice backyard for gardening or just relaxing.

101 Kenyon Street is offered at $325,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Kyle at 860-655-2922 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

40 Ashley Street, Hartford

40 Ashley

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to own a historic brick single-family on Asylum Hill’s premier block.

This 1890s Victorian home welcomes you with a full width front porch featuring intricate wood details. The foyer retains the original newel post and banister, and opens to a living room with wood burning fireplace. Beyond the living room is a very large space that was originally the dining room, but is currently used as a family room. The oversized eat-in kitchen is divided into the cooking area and the seating area. A powder room completes the main level.

Upstairs, the home has five bedrooms and one full bath. Three of the bedrooms are on the second level, and the final two are on the third level. All the bedrooms are spacious, and the home has good closet space throughout.

Behind the kitchen is a wood deck that is perfect for a grill and relaxing. A brick three bay garage is at the rear of the lot, though currently not in use, with an attached shed on the side. The home has gas heat and the roof was replaced in 2016.

The property is being sold AS IS. 40 Ashley is a terrific opportunity to own a piece of Hartford history and make it your own!

40 Ashley Street has 5 bedrooms, 1.1 baths, and 2,388 sqft. The home is offered for $140,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call Kyle at 860-655-2922 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.