MERIDEN — An historic Victorian built by Russell Hall and a well-maintained colonial in an established east side neighborhood are on the market for less than $260,000.
The architecturally striking Victorian at 469 E. Main St. was built by paper company founder Russell Hall in 1850 and is a neighborhood landmark with an impressive interior. It has been occupied by two doctors for the past 25 years. They added 1,000 square feet of waiting and examination room space. The doctors are now retired.
The 4,704 square foot home has five bedrooms and two and a half baths. It contains wood floors and marble surfaces around the two fireplaces in the library and the formal living room. The property also contains a four-car garage and a loft that can be turned into an artist’s studio. The home also has an amazing 1,000 square feet of professional space with separate entrance, separate office and waiting area or large-in-law apartment.
“It’s beautiful but it’s unique,” said listing agent Rose Zolnik. “It’s zoned residential but you can have a business in there.”
The 1,728-square foot colonial at 20 Collins Parkway features three bedrooms and one bathroom on a tree-lined cul de sac. The 1930s-era Colonial has been updated regularly, and includes a remodeled kitchen and bath. The home boasts six large rooms with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace. The large living room connects to a covered porch overlooking the rear yard. There is a huge master bedroom and a newer gas furnace.
An open house is planned at the colonial at 20 Collins Parkway from 1 to 3 p.m.