A Peek Inside: Historic Landmark in Connecticut
A historic landmark dating back to 1860, the Philip Cheney Mansion in Manchester, Connecticut was a 13-year effort to restore. Its spacious interior includes splendid and grand rooms ideal for entertainment or unwinding, meanwhile, its 7.5-acres of dazzling, landscaped grounds are sure to amaze.
The estate has been so thougtfully designed, redesigned and preseved over its 160-year history. The mansion was originally built in the Jacobean style by Stanford White in the 1800s and then reconstructed in 1928 by "American Renaissance" landscape designer Charles Adam Platt. An additonal 13 years of effort went into the property by preservation architect Jared Edwards, who returned the home to its original historic charm and grandeur.
An incredible footprint of 20,000 sq. ft. the interior boasts an impressive 62 rooms with 9 fireplaces and 7 staircases, with plenty of space to rest entertain, including a loggia towards the front the entrance, a grand dining room and marvelous dance hall.
The Georgian style home's design touches are a reminder of the past, including red brick, white wood, limestone trim, round and arched windows, prominent gables, dormers and chimneys from the 9 fireplaces. The extensive grounds are abundant, lush and beautifully maintained, making it as splendid a space as the interior.
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