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Glastonbury Office c. 1735 Colonial

2213 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA
$1,075,000

Description

Goman+York Property Advisors has been retained by MKP Associates, LLC to offer to qualified buyers the opportunity to purchase the fee simple interest to 2213 Main Street, Glastonbury, Connecticut, a fully restored, two-story, historically significant office building and adjacent accessory annex in absolute prime condition.

2213 Main Street consists of two office/medical buildings totaling 5,396/sf (Main Building = 4,146/sf; and Annex = 1,250/sf). The property is very well located in the highly desirable Historic District near the Town Center. There are numerous nearby shops, restaurants and other amenities within a short walk away. For business that require or desire easy accessibility and high visibility, the 0.66-acre property has 95 feet of frontage along the well-traveled Main Street (CT Route 17) and is generally level at street grade, sloping gently downward toward the west near the rear.

The site is complemented by surrounding historic properties, creating a unique bucolic, amenity rich mixed-use neighborhood. The location also benefits from its proximity (0.6 miles) to Route 2 which provides regional traffic to the area. Downtown Hartford is just a 10-minute drive away.

History

Built in 1735 by Josiah Benton, the house was expanded c. 1820, and then again c.1860 with the occupancy of Dr. Daniel Kingsbury, his family, and his medical practice in the annex office building, adjacent to the main house. After remaining a residence for nearly 270 years, in 2004, the property was fully restored and renovated, and a brand-new section was added, conforming to architectural plans from 1840. All mechanical, electrical, heating and air conditioning systems, and bathrooms in the main structure were replaced. Retained were its original fireplaces and cooking hearth, as well as paneled wall ends and nearly all wide-board hardwood (pine) flooring. At this time, the current owner, the Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) set up their primary offices in the building. In 2010, new heating and air conditioning units were installed in the adjacent annex office. A new handicapped accessible bathroom was installed in 2016.

In undertaking the restoration, the owners engaged a historic architect and numerous historic artisans to repair and recreate surfaces and elements from the original period, including ceiling moldings, fireplaces, and flooring. In the add-on section, special interior and exterior details such as ceiling and baseboard moldings were created from architectural pattern books from the 1840s, and additional antique flooring installed.

Entering the main house from Main street, you are greeted by a paneled entrance with a dogleg stairway leading to the second-floor offices. The two first floor offices, each with fully paneled fireplace wall ends, have special features including an extraordinary corner cabinet. Behind the first-floor offices you will find the original paneled keeping room with its expansive stone hearth and baking ovens, now used as a small waiting room. The original pantry is now the kitchenette.

Transitioning to the newer addition structure, there are more offices, an administrative suite, and a waiting room on the first floor. The lower level consists of three offices, one with its own brick walled courtyard. Ascending the stairway reveals the gallery overlooking the interior courtyard with access to several other offices, one with a fireplace.

The office of Dr. Daniel Kingsbury is especially noteworthy. Dr. Kingsbury was a long time and beloved resident of Glastonbury and the founder of the Connecticut Medical Society. From this space, he practiced traditional medicine and later homeopathic medicine for many years. The interior of his former office is a time capsule and contains his original sign, apothecary shelves, medical bag, medical instruments, examining table, and many of his special concoctions alleged to cure various ailments. Sometime in the 1960s an addition was built onto Dr. Kingsbury’s original office and the structure provided retail space for many years until purchased by the current owners, when it became additional office space for the Center for Children with Special Needs.

Detail

  • Property ID
    208936
  • 1
    Bedrooms
  • 1
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    5396 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.66 acres
  • Colonial
    Style
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    Year Built
    1789

Updated on February 20, 2020 at 8:22 pm

Address

  • Address: 2213 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA
  • City: Glastonbury
  • State/county: Connecticut
  • Zip/Postal Code: 06033
  • Country: United States

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Tom York
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