ON THE MARKET: Price drops on unique Georgian Colonial in Wallingford

ON THE MARKET: Price drops on unique Georgian Colonial in Wallingford

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WALLINGFORD — A luxury home designed by a recognized architect has a new realtor, and a new price.

The 4,048 square-foot home, built in 1988 at 135 George Washington Trail, sits on 2.24 acres and offers sweeping views of the east side.

It is now listed at $599,900, a reduction of $100,000 since it was initially listed in May 2018.

Realtor Bob Murphy of DJK Residential has represented the property since August.

He said Friday that the house was originally “overpriced, but it’s at a very competitive price now” that has generated interest, with showings and even an offer, which didn’t work out.

The five-bedroom, three-full bathroom and two half-bathroom house was designed by architect Peter Chow, a founder of Oak Park Architecture in West Hartford who worked on projects at Yale University and taught architecture at Yale and the University of Hartford.

He was also a member of the West Hartford Design Review Board and is a design awards juror for the American Institute for Architects in North Virginia. 

Murphy said the house has had its selling challenges despite features like a foyer with thick columns, marble flooring and high ceilings.

“It’s a large property,” he said, “and it’s a Georgian Colonial, a very unique style with ornate trim throughout the property. What I’m finding is that many buyers don’t appreciate the amount of detail and craftsmanship that went into the property.”

He said the house would be perfect for a family with children, given the number of bedrooms and the size of the property.

An open house is in the works in the next couple weeks, he said.

The interior has an open floor plan, a sun-filled kitchen with custom finishes, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, Jenn-Air cooktop, double wall ovens, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar and breakfast nook.

The formal dining room has dentil crown molding, a crystal chandelier and Waterford wall sconces. The family room has custom built-ins, a wet bar, and a fireplace.

The formal living room features detailed molding.

A music room has built-ins, pocket doors and recessed lighting.

One of the home’s brightest features is the two-story sunroom with floor to ceiling Palladian windows and Mexican tiles.

The master bedroom suite includes a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

There is hardwood flooring and tile throughout.

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