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1928 Tudor Mansion Restoration
This 13,000 square foot mansion, known as The Stoner Mansion in West Hartford, CT is a town landmark and one of the most noted properties in the state of Connecticut. No expense was spared in its original build out in 1928 – solid oak doors, 24” thick wall construction, custom paneling and built-ins, state of the art plumbing and electrical systems, an elevator and even aged bricks imported from England were incorporated into its careful design. Unlike some Tudor architecture, which can be dark, the Stoner Mansion’s unusual design - generally only one room wide (never more than 2) ensures that every room of its 250 linear feet is bathed in natural sunlight.
A home truly built for function and lifestyle, the Stoner Mansion boasts 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a library, a gentleman’s office, separate breakfast room, massive chef’s kitchen, & formal butler’s pantry, mudroom with hidden laundry and outdoor drying yard, formal lobby entry, a conservatory, living room, formal dining room with fireplace and built-in Georgian corner cabinets, a sunken billiards room, a master bedroom with his and her baths and fireplace and 3 staircases. A seven-car garage with its own gasoline pump and 2,500 square foot caretakers’ home sits sentinel over the coveted 3.5 acres overlooking the city of Hartford.
But after years of vacancy and neglect, this truly amazing residence was in sad disrepair, requiring extensive renovation complemented by an entire interior re-design. Absolutely every corner of the compound needed attention, even the patios and pool were re-built from the ground up. Today the home has been reimagined with a nod to the past and its stunning spaces repurposed for an active and modern family, giving the very deserving Stoner Mansion many more years of future relevance.