Gilded Age Summer Cottage “Rock Gate” by Architect Ehrick Rossiter Reduced to $5.75M
51 Ferry Bridge Road, Washington, Connecticut, United States, 06793
An important piece of Washington’s history and a Connecticut Preservation Award-winning example of architect Ehrick Rossiter’s design legacy, Rock Gate has been reduced to $5,750,000. It was built c.1885 as a Gilded Age “summer cottage” for General Lucious Barbour, a wealthy Hartford industrialist, art collector, and Connecticut state legislator. Property records reveal it last sold in 2009 for $1,800,000 just before a lengthly restoration, preserving the historic integrity of the house, while at the same time outfitting it to serve the needs of a modern and active family. The 9,000 square foot Shingle-Style residence has eight bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, eight working fireplaces, a large kitchen, two dining rooms, a music room, library, living room and study. The original millwork and exquisite ornamental details were carefully restored, from the butternut-wood panels and ceiling ornamentations to the fireplace mantels and walnut and fir wood floors. The grounds extend 3.13 acre with lush greenery and a saltwater pool bordering Steep Rock Preserve’s nearly 1,000 acres of pristine woodland. Rock Gate is on the market for $5,750,000
$6,200,000 with Klemm Real Estate.