c. 1780 Georgian – Rocky Hill, CT

Added to OHD on 11/23/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   5 Comments
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460 Old Main St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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  • $259,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2944 Sq Ft
  • 1.6 Ac.
A true historic gem. This Circa 1780 center-chimney colonial is located on Old Main St., abuts Rocky Hill Quarry Park. Features include Windsor molding, wainscoting, original hand-forged wrought-iron hardware and wide-plank flooring. As you enter through the front door, you'll see the gracious turned stairway, living room, dining room and eat-in country kitchen. Six fireplaces, 2 with bee-hive ovens, four generous sized bedrooms, all with beveled paneled fireplace walls, two full baths and a walk-up attic. The 2nd floor of this home had central a/c. City utilities.
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Robert Durato, Sentry Real Estate
(860) 871-2775
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5 Comments on c. 1780 Georgian – Rocky Hill, CT

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  1. Les Fossel says: 79 comments

    A very good house with most of its original features intact – though I wish the wall to wall carpeting was gone.
    There is a much larger kitchen fireplace behind the one shown – probably with a bake oven in the rear.
    The house is probably earlier than the date given. Houses tended to get remodeled in generational increments (about 25 years). Since there is a rear bake oven (side ovens came later), I expect this house was actually built in the 1750s, then remodeled in 1780.
    I wish real estate agents would use cameras that didn’t distort the dimensions of the rooms – it makes the windows, doors and paneling often look quite odd.
    The curved bannister to the bottom newel post is beautiful.
    The barrel backed cupboard with shaped shelves (to the left of fireplace with the rear oven) is quite nice – deserves a picture of its own.
    None of the door latches shown are original. This house was build in the period of Suffolk (bean) latches, plate latches (with brass nobs), or box locks. Original hardware was not painted black – it was either unpainted, or painted the same color as the surrounding woodwork. Hinges tended to be HL on the interior doors and strap hinges on the exterior doors.
    Les Fossel

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    • Andrea N says: 77 comments

      I am so happy to see I am not the only one that doesn’t like carpeting in older houses. Give me the old wooden floors ever y time !!!

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    • handmaidnhandmaidn says: 49 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1790s Federal
      Alpharetta, GA

      If I buy one of these I will need to consult with you. Thank you for commenting. Love looking at hardware on the doors and cabinets of these old homes but don’t know how to distinguish what goes where. I can tell you that the crystal doorknob that they took a proud close – up of is 20th c., and NOT particularly spectacular or appropriate, though. At least I’ve got that

    • MJGMJG says: 2157 comments
      OHD Supporter

      CT

      This is an old post so not sure if anyone will respond but I’m in the mood to read oldies. I agree on the wall to wall carpeting. You could select a period type carpeting to add to warm up your feet in the cold New England states. This type of carpeting puts large amounts of carpet tack strips on the floor which pulling up actually cause a lot of damage. I’m also happy you noticed the non original door latches. Great eye. I’m also glad you did not identify the side door as the casket or coffin door as so many in New England call it. Its still unsubstantiated and considered by most historians as a myth.

  2. Careen says: 13 comments

    I don’t care for carpet either, BUT, in New England is gets so cold. The carpet probably provides a bit of comfort and coziness in those cold months.

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