Manor House—Norfolk—$1,100,000

Manor House was designed by the noted Washington, CT architect Ehrick Kensett Rossiter in 1898 for Charles Spofford, designer of London’s Underground and the son of Abraham Lincoln’s Librarian of Congress. The main staircase leads to a landing with three Moorish arches, the foyer and living room are paneled in native cherry wood, and the baronial public rooms have exquisite stained and leaded glass windows and considerable original detail. The 7,000 square foot house is in very good condition and sits on five landscaped acres in the heart of the village of Norfolk. An innkeeper’s wing, architecturally sensitive to the original design, was added in 1996. There are a total of 15 bedrooms & 12 baths. Well-cared for by the current owners, this historic house is currently a successful Bed and Breakfast which also has a Special Use Permit for expansion, but it could return to its original purpose as an elegant private residence.

Contact us by email or call (860-542-5020) for an appointment to view Manor House.

Age: 1898 and 1996. Square Feet: 7012 (Town)
Style: Bavarian Tudor Exterior: Stucco
Bedrooms: 15 Baths: 12
Water: Town. Usage fee Fireplaces: 4 are wood & 2 are propane.
Sewer: Town. Hook-up and usage fee. Roof: 1995. 30 year asphalt shingle.
Heat: Oil-fired steam, radiators. 2002 furnace.  Asbestos on pipes in basement.  Oil-fired hot water baseboard heat in new wing - 1996. Hot Water: Oil-fired 80 gallon tank w/100+ gallon brick storage tank. 2002.  Off furnace in the new wing –‘96.
Electricity: 200 amps, circuit breakers. Generator: Gasoline fired.
Insulation: Cellulose. Fiberglass in new wing. Oil Usage:  Approximately 5000 gallons per year for heat & hot water.
Oil Tanks: Two 330 tanks in basement - 2002 Taxes: $14,714 (2016)

General Information

Foyer: 18’ x 9’.  Cherry paneling, oak floor, grand staircase, half bath.
Library: 15’ x 18’.  Pocket doors from foyer, oak floor, original built-in bookcases, elevator.
Living Room: 18’ x 28’.  Cherry paneling, beamed ceiling, wide bay window, stained glass, oak floor, large stone fireplace with a cast of one of the Elgin Marbles above.
Bar room: 16’ x 9’.  Off living room.
Porch: 15’ x 15’.  Fieldstone lip, windows and screens, fan, wainscoted ceiling, carpet, propane heater.
Dining Room: 18’ x 22’.  Pocket doors from LR, 2 china cabinets, stained glass, painted original woodwork and paneling, fireplace surrounded by French tile.
Breakfast Room 12’ x 10’.  Door to kitchen, closet, carpet over hardwood.
Butler’s Pantry: 14’ x 6’.  Swinging door to DR, multiple china cabinets and drawers, sink.
Kitchen: 22’ x 12’ and 13’ x 10’.  Commercial gas range w/6 burners & 2 ovens, stainless steel sinks, island, cabinets & cupboards, track lighting.  Laundry room and pantry room.
Second Floor: Stained pine paneling and flooring.   9 foot ceilings.
5 Bedrooms: 17’ x 25’ & 16’ x 11.9’ each with a wood fireplace and full bath.  13 x 14’ & 20’ x 17’ each with a whirlpool bath and shower.  9’3” x 15’6” has a full bath w/claw foot tub & shower.
Third Floor: 2 staircases up to separate suite areas.
2 Bedrooms: 14’6” x 12’ & 16’ x 9’6”.  Adjoining rooms, shared bath, gas fireplace.
3 Bedrooms: 20’ x 21’:  Whirlpool, shower, gas fireplace.  14’ x 15’:  Sitting room, full bath w/ soaking tub.  12’ x 8’:  with shower bath.
New Wing: 1996. Off kitchen.  Oak floors.  Dining area: 30’ x 15’.  Bay window, door to patio, coat closet.  Living room: 18’ x 24’.  Screened porch: 15’ x 12’ and 11’ x 18’.  Fan, wainscoting, 9’ ceiling.  2 small bedrooms with bath on first floor.  Large bedroom with whirlpool bath and walk-in closet on 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms on 3rd floor with full bath.  (5+/- bedrooms and 3 baths)
Land: 5 acres of lawn, stone walls and perennial gardens.  Small stream.