The Library - Welcome to 8 Beverly road - The Library. We call it The Library because it has a regal and important feeling inside with truly an opulent layout. Each room of this 1916 built colonial has a story to tell. If you appreciate incredible craftsmanship, then you will be amazed at some of the trim and finishes in this house. For example, the living room has a beautiful wood mantle and fireplace, along with a rare canvas ceiling, but the best part are the original pocket wood doors to the dining room. These types of treasures are found all through this house which truly makes it one-of-a-kind.
Walking through the pocket doors you enter a formal dining room and are treated to a classic coffered ceiling. Off the dining room is a three-season enclosed porch and the butler’s pantry. The butler’s pantry, kitchen, back entrance, and second pantry just had a brand new red oak hardwood floor installed. It’s ties all of these spaces uniformly together and the floor gives a natural warm feeling to these rooms. The kitchen has a commercial gas stove/range (popular with people who like to cook!), along with newer stainless-steel appliances including a dishwasher. There is plenty of storage with a lot of cabinets, counter space, two pantries, and a closet all off the kitchen. To finish the first floor there a very useful study/office with built-in shelves and french doors separating from the foyer. The windows in this house are some of the largest double hung windows in a residential house that you will see which allows a lot of natural light throughout. There are two of these large windows alone in the study.
One of the most impressive parts of the house is the grand staircase and landing window. This custom window is over five-feet tall and adds a signature fixture to the house and again highlights the craftmanship.
The second-floor landing almost feels like a hotel with four bedrooms off the landing and another hallway. Each bedroom is oversized. The two bedrooms on the front of the house are a Jack and Jill style and share a full bath. The larger of these two bedrooms is dressed up with a wood fireplace. The master bedroom is in the back of the house and a has a unique sleeping porch off of it. The bathroom off the master has recently had a new subway tile shower added. There is a staircase leading to a finished attic. There is potential for two more bedrooms (making it 6) and another full bath. In total there are 2.1 baths not counting the third floor.
My favorite part of the house is the open front porch that spans the width of the house. You don’t see porches like this anymore and it’s another signature feature of this home. You are surrounded by architectural significant period houses that are extremely well maintained. These historic properties make this a terrific neighborhood. You are less than two miles from everyone’s favorite West Hartford Center/Blue Back Square and less than ten-minute drive to downtown Hartford. An added bonus is that you are a ½ of block from public transportation. The popular west end of Hartford is a couple of blocks away and there you can relax at Tisane or have one of the best falafels in the area at Tangiers. Highly ranked schools, combined with the convenience, walkability, and neighborhood, makes this a special spot.
The house has some newer thermopane windows and had a large upgrade to a high-end Buderus natural gas boiler. There are cast iron radiators throughout the house that makes heating more efficient. There is also a natural gas water heater to help keep the bills lower. The tenant would be responsible for heat (natural gas), hot water (natural gas), electricity, and water. Landscaping and snow removal is the responsibility of the tenant. There is a two-car detached garage and recently cleared back yard. Washer and dryer included. We just finished professionally painting the entire interior of this home. Terrific value for this size of a home in West Hartford.
Please keep in mind that there is strict application process that focuses on credit. There is also a background check, employment, and income verification. Only one-month security with a strong application. Pets considered on a case-by-case basis.
Thank you for considering this property for your next home. Please email with any questions or showing. More information like applying can be found at www.lasalarealestate.com