c.1900 Charles E. Beach House in West Hartford Sells for $700K
SOLD | Built c.1900 | 7 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 8,426 Sq. Ft. | 0.63 Acres
18 Brightwood Lane, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06110
West Hartford’s historic Charles E. Beach House, commonly referred to as the Beach Mansion, is one of the town’s finest examples of Shingle-Style architecture. The 8,426 square foot residence sits on a 0.63 acre lot and recently sold for $699,000. The house was built c.1900 on what the Beach family called Vine Hill, for Charles E. Beach, and originally included several outbuildings that are now separate residences. Prepare to be amazed by intricately designed radiators & original stencilled silk screen walls, coffered ceilings, suspended staircases and exquisite details & craftsmanship throughout! The main floor includes a bright and welcoming enclosed porch opening directly to a main floor filled with rich woodwork and period details. There are numerous fireplaces throughout the home, a large kitchen with functioning 1950s Garland stove, a small indoor exercise pool and a wood-panelled master suite with fireplace and large dressing room. There are a total of 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms throughout. The Hartford Courant reported in February of 2019 that owners, Jeffrey and Laurie Tishler, would be opening the historic home to the public as a fundraiser to benefit the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society. The Tishlers purchased the National Historic Landmark in 1986 and restored the residence over several years. There is even a working dumbwaiter and servant call system! One of the highlights of the mansion is a widow’s walk, providing 360-degree views. The Charles E. Beach House was on the market for $699,900 with Matthew Miale of Keller Williams Realty. Found on Captivating Houses.