ON THE MARKET: Historic 'Banker's Row' home for sale in Meriden

ON THE MARKET: Historic 'Banker's Row' home for sale in Meriden

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MERIDEN — A historic Victorian house on Washington Heights, the city’s former “banker’s row,” is on the market for $215,000.

The home has a mix of original features, such as cloth and tin ceilings on the first floor and original wood interior trim as well as upgrades such as on-demand hot water and blow-in insulation.

Lisa Rocco, the listing agent, said the owner has renovated much of the house but maintained its historic character where possible. The property at 2 Washington Heights has a new roof, new front porch, new siding, updated electrical and new furnaces.

Even some of the new features, such as replacement windows, were chosen with the house’s Victorian aesthetic in mind.

“It is a very nice, unique property,” Rocco said.

The house is on .19 acres and was built in 1981, according to city records. The neighborhood was home to a number of similar houses owned by bankers, business owners and other wealthy city residents.

“That’s where the elite folks of Meriden lived,” Rocco said.

The first floor has some exposed brick walls and original ceilings. Four bedrooms are on the second floor. The house’s third floor is almost its own unit with a furnace, two bedrooms and a storage area.

A large turret is a prominent feature of the front of the building.

Both bathrooms have been fully renovated with updated plumbing, Rocco said.

She can be reached at 203-671-7025.


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