6 homes with a history

Manchester, Connecticut. Preservation architect Jared Edwards spent 13 years upgrading and restoring the Philip Cheney Mansion, a Gilded Age estate designed by Stanford White and reconstructed in 1928 by Charles Adam Platt.

The nine-bedroom home has carved wood panels, painted walls, ceiling frescoes from a Viennese palace, nine fireplaces, a grand salon, a cigar room–library, and a chef’s kitchen. The property includes 7.5 acres of gardens. $2,450,000. Jeffrey Bodeau, William Raveis Real Estate/Luxury Portfolio International, (860) 463-9296.


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