This beautiful Villa is built on 6 acres of land with a pond, swimming pool in 1993
Size: almost 10,000 sq/ft
Beds: 3 King size, 6 Queen size, 1 Single size
Architectural Style: Colonial Area - Southington
Nearby: 4 of the best Ski resorts (One is 1.3 Miles away), Restaurants, Parks, Shopping Centers. 1.3 miles from Southington Ski Resort.
Each guest will have their own private room and access to the Common living room, kitchen, 3 full bathrooms, common second living room, parking lot.
1. Nataz Restaurant/American (New) Takes Reservations
28 North Main St
2. Barcelona - West Hartford/Wine Bars, Tapas Bars, Breakfast & Brunch Takes Reservations 971 Farmington Ave
3. Flair Restaurant & Bar/American (New), Bars, Burgers
Takes Reservations 98 Main St
4. El Pulpo & Tapas Bar Southington/Spanish, Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates Takes Reservation 1217 Queen St
5. a’VERT Brasserie/Brasseries, French, Bars
Takes Reservations 35 A Lasalle Rd
6. Max’s Oyster Bar/American (Traditional), Seafood, Bars
Takes Reservations 964 Farmington Ave
7. Vinted Wine Bar & Kitchen/American (New), Cocktail Bars
Takes Reservation 539 Broad St Frog Hollow
8. Treva Restaurant & Bar/Italian, Bars, Breakfast & Brunch
Takes Reservations 980 Farmington Ave
9. Zohara/Mediterranean Takes Reservations
991 Farmington Ave
10. Smokin’ With Chris/Barbeque, Jazz & Blues, Southern
Takes Reservations 59 W Center St
11. Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar/Steakhouses, Wine Bars, Seafood Large Party Booking Takes Reservations
44 S Main St
12.Restaurant Bricco/Italian Takes Reservations 78 Lasalle Rd
13. Flora/Wine Bars, Vegan, Juice Bars & Smoothies
Takes Reservations 45 Raymond Rd
1. Extreme Air Indoor Trampoline Park/Arcades, Trampoline Parks 540 West Johnson Ave
2. Trail of Terror/Haunted Houses 60 N Plains Hwy
3. Safari Golf/Mini Golf 2340 Wilbur Cross Hwy
4. Berlin Batting Cages/Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Go Karts
1801 Berlin Turnpike
5. Il Monticello/Venues & Event Spaces 577 S Broad St
6. Apple Harvest Festival/Festivals 75 Main St
7. Laser Quest/Laser Tag 3005 Berlin Turnpike
8. AMC Southington 12/Cinema
1821 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
9. Castle Craig Players/Performing Arts 59 W Main St
10. The Haunted Graveyard/Haunted Houses Located in Lake Compounce Family Theme Park
11. Spare Time Bristol & City Sports Grille/Laser Tag, Bowling, Bars 177 Farmington Ave
12. Lake Compounce Family Theme Park/Amusement Parks, Haunted Houses, Water Parks 186 Enterprise Dr
13. Paul Mellon Arts Center/Performing Arts 333 Christian St
1. Red Barn of Woodbridge/Accessories, Women's Clothing, Jewelry 245 Amity Rd
2. The University Store/Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Accessories 265 College S
3. Westfarms/Shopping Centers 1500 New Britain Ave
4. Target/Department Stores, Furniture Stores, Electronics 600 Executive Blvd
5. The Outlet/Grocery, Outlet Stores 74 Spring St
6. Westfield Meriden/Shopping Centers 470 Lewis Ave
7. Vintage From The Heart/Gift Shops, Jewelry, Home Decor 101 Center St
8. Blue Back Square/Shopping Centers 65 Memorial Rd
9. Flea Market At the Crossing/Flea Markets 105 East Main St
10. La Vita Vintage/Antiques, Jewelry, Used, Vintage & Consignment 774 S Main St
11. Just For You Gift Shoppe/Accessories, Gift Shops, Jewelry 979 Meriden Watrbry Tpke
12. Costco Wholesale/Wholesale Stores 3600 E Main St
13. Karma’s Closet/Used, Vintage & Consignment, Women's Clothing, Thrift Stores 3153 Berlin Tpke
HIKING TRAILS WITH WATER FALLS
1. Wadsworth Falls State Park/Hiking, Parks 721 Wadsworth St
2. Giuffrida Park/Hiking, Parks 800 Westfield Rd
3. Hubbard Park/Hiking, Parks 999 W Main St
4. Ragged Mountain/Climbing, Hiking
Moore Hill Dr & Sheldon Rd
5. Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area/Parks
341 Milford St
1. Harvey Beach 29 Plum Bank Rd
2. Walnut Beach 113 E Broadway
3. Lake Quassapaug Outing Club/Beaches 2328 Middlebury Rd
4. West Beach 448-452 Seaside Ave
5. Savin Rock Beach 6 Rock St
6. Silver Sands State Park/Beaches
7. Short Beach
8. West Haven Beaches/Swimming Pools, Beaches
Captain Thomas Blvd
10. Long Beach Oak Bluff Ave
11. Kettletown State Park/Parks, Fishing 1400 Georges Hill Rd
12. Clinton Town Beach Waterside Ln
13. McCook Point Beach and Park McCook PL
14.Silver Sands Beach & Tennis Club/Swimming Pools, Kids Activities, Beaches 640 Silver Sands Rd
15. Pleasure Beach 55 New Shore Rd
16. Trumans Beach 22040 Main Rd
1. Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort/1. Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort 99 Powder Hill Rd
2. Ski Sundown/ Ski Resorts 126 Ratlum Rd
3. Mohawk Mountain/Ski & Snowboard Shops, Ski Resorts, Ski Schools 46 Great Hollow Rd
4. Alpine Haus/Ski & Snowboard Shops 942 Silas Deane Hwy
5. Thunder Ridge Ski Area/Ski Resorts 137 Birch Hill Rd
6. Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Center/Ski Resorts
794 Beech Hill Rd
7. Otis Ridge Ski Area/Ski Resorts 159 Monterey Rd
8. Ski Butternut/Ski & Snowboard Shops 380 State Rd
9. Catamount Ski Area/Ski Resorts 78 Catamount Rd
10. Ski Blandford/Ski Resorts, Ski & Snowboard Shops, Ski Schools 41 Nye Brook Rd
11. Pine Mountain Ski Touring Center/Ski Resorts 377 South Rd
12. Carr Travel/Ski Resorts 58 Fair St
13. Colorado Ski Shop/Ski & Snowboard Shops, Bikes, Bike Repair/Maintenance 1160 Westfield St
14. Otis Ridge Ski Camp/Ski Resorts, Tours
15. Charnel Benner/Ski Resorts Hunt Ter
The Hartford County town of Southington is located in central Connecticut on land incorporated from Farmington in 1779. By 1790, industry supplemented the community’s agricultural base with potash works, a button factory, saw mills, and a brass foundry. In the mid-1800s, the town’s Micah Rugg and Martin Barnes factory produced the first machine-made nuts and bolts and inspired other manufacturers to follow suit. Still later, local enterprises produced plumbing supplies, automobile parts, filters, and other goods. Southington today is an industrial, commercial, and residential community, but its agricultural roots remain. The town’s annual Apple Harvest Festival, for example, is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
At the center of the Plantsville Historic District are several industrial complexes that were home to Southington's prosperous hardware industry which flourished in the mid and late nineteenth century. These manufacturing buildings are located along the Quinnipiac River and Penn Central Railroad (formerly the New Haven and Northhampton Railroad) that bisects the district and along the Eight Mile River that runs through the western edge of the district. A strip of commercial architecture runs east-west along Main and West Main Streets, connecting the Plantsville Historic District's two main residential concentrations. These areas are centered around the Plantsville Congregational Church on Church Street and the former Plantsville Baptist Church (now Faith Living Church) on Grove Street. A substantial strip of residential architecture also extends northward along Summer Street (formerly Water Street) near the course of the Quinnipiac River.
The land in the Quinnipiac River flood plain is level; the terrain rises to the hills on Prospect Street and Summer Street on the north side of the district, and to Hillside Avenue and Grove Street on the south side.
The Plantsville Historic District contains 248 buildings, of which 221 contribute to its architectural and historical significance. Of the 248 buildings, 166 are primary buildings — residences, stores, churches, and manufacturing facilities — and 82 are secondary buildings consisting primarily of barns and garages. Most of the Plantsville Historic District's buildings date from 1820 to 1935.
Eleven different formal architectural styles can be identified in 99 of the Plantsville Historic District's buildings. The most prevalent style is Italianate, with 26 buildings, followed by Queen Anne (21), Colonial Revival (19), Victorian Gothic (8), Greek Revival (6), Bungalow/Craftsman (6), Shingle Style (5), Second Empire (3), Gothic Revival (2), Stick Style (2), and Late Gothic Revival (1). Primary buildings classified as "vernacular" or "no style" number 78, while 81 secondary buildings are identified.
The majority of buildings in the Plantsville Historic District are single-family dwellings and their associated barns, garages, and other outbuildings. A number of single-family houses have been converted to multi-family dwellings, though with little or no change to the character of the buildings. Many of the houses such as those of Summer, West, Prospect and Elm Streets are located on deep lots with large setbacks. Streets such as Church, Grove, and South Main have smaller (but not crowded) lots. The houses in Plantsville typically display wood clapboard or shingle sheathing; flushboard and board-and-batten siding are also found. Wooden decorative elements such as bargeboards, brackets, and trusses are plentiful in the late nineteenth-century houses. A few of the barns and garages are embellished with architectural detail such as brackets, bargeboards, and cupolas, but most outbuildings are unadorned.
Most of the houses are two stories in height, although one-story bungalows and cottages are scattered throughout the district. An occasional three-level tower rises above the average two-story height. The majority of houses are in good to excellent repair, with almost 100% occupancy throughout the district. Some have been altered with aluminum siding, enclosed porches, or new windows; however, most maintain a high degree of architectural integrity. The houses have well-tended lawns with mature deciduous and fir trees and abundant shrubbery.
The industrial architecture is located in the Quinnipiac River and Eight Mile River flood plains. Most of these nineteenth and early twentieth century manufacturing complexes are currently occupied for industrial purposes or storage. The buildings range in height from one to four stories, and are constructed primarily of brick. Detailing such as brick corbelling, wooden brackets, and scrollwork embellished these otherwise utilitarian, vernacular industrial buildings. Many have newer aluminum or metal shed additions. Large paved areas surround most of the structures to facilitate parking, loading, and shipping functions.
Plantsville's early commercial buildings consist of storefronts added to older dwellings. Many of the buildings have a gable-front orientation and are tightly spaced along the two main streets. Most commercial buildings are two or three stories, with commercial use of the first floor and residential, office, or meeting space occupying the upper levels. Brick and wood are the most common building materials. Most commercial buildings have little or no setback from the sidewalk, and little landscaping is evident. One public open space is found in the Plantsville Historic District — a small park located on Hillside Avenue between Grove and Maple Streets.
Plantsville's six Greek Revival buildings illustrate a variety of forms common to the style. The Timothy Higgins House (1828) at 103 West Street uses the common form of a two-story, three-bay rectangular block with gable-front orientation, while the Samuel Clark House (c.1840) at 67 West Street employs a square main block with a pyramidal roof. The C.B. Cowles Store (1848) on West Main Street, with its gable-front orientation is an example of Greek Revival-style commercial architecture.
A fully developed example of the Gothic Revival style is illustrated by the Plantsville Congregational Church (1866) on Church Street, designed by Josiah Cleveland Cady.
The Plantsville Historic District's 26 Italianate buildings reflect the major variations of the style. The William Clark House (c.1860) at 40 Cowles Avenue is an example of a three-bay, square block house with a shallow hipped roof and centered one-story belvedere cupola. The Charles B. Cowles House (1873) at 35 Church Street employs a T-plan with a steeply pitched gable roof. The decorative bargeboards with acorn motif pendants reflects the influence of the Gothic Revival style. An example of Italianate style applied to commercial architecture is the John Collins Store at 756-762 Main Street (1840/1870).
The Twichell/Ward House (1863) at 78 West Street provides an example of the Second Empire style. The house is dominated by its unusually broad and flared mansard roof and corner tower. The presence of dormers with steep gable roofs, carved bargeboards and pierced gable screens indicates the influence of the Gothic Revival style.
The Plantsville Historic District contains eight Victorian buildings with strong Gothic influence. The seven residential examples possess elaborate decorative elements such as gable trusses and pierced screens contrasting simple plans and sheathings. A typical example is the James Brewer House (1866) at 302 Summer Street. An example of a simple Victorian Gothic cottage is found at 33 Church Street (c.1865).
The 21 Queen Anne style buildings located in the Plantsville Historic District well illustrate the style's characteristic features — complexity of plan, asymmetry, combinations of exterior sheathings, and ornamentation. The William Cummings House (c.1890) at 28 Elm Street, with its highly asymmetrical plan and slender, two-story oriel with steeply flared roof and elaborate finial is the Plantsville Historic District's most complete example. A simpler, more vernacular expression of the style can be found at 28 Grove Street (c.1890).
A large stock of Colonial Revival buildings, most of which are simple, vernacular expressions of the style are present in the Plantsville Historic District. An example of the Dutch Colonial style which employs the gambrel roof is found at 100 Church Street (c.1920). The most unusual Colonial Revival building is an early gas station at 740 Main Street (c.1910).
The six Bungalow/Craftsman style houses located in the Plantsville Historic District illustrate the style's advocacy of simplicity in design, use of natural materials and a return to hand craftsmanship. The bungalow at 38 Elm Street (c.1920), with its simple plan, broad pitched roof, exposed rafters and cobblestone chimney is an example.
Fifty-six primary buildings are not classified by a specific style. The residential architecture so identified is mostly two-story, wood-framed houses with minimal architectural detail. Industrial complexes range from the sprawling unembellished brick buildings of the Blakeslee Forging Company (1912) to the more decorative and refined H.D. Smith and Co. office (1882) on West Street.
The Plantsville Historic District is architecturally significant because of the outstanding quality, diversity, and high degree of preservation of its 258 buildings. The Plantsville Historic District's architecture documents the growth and development of a nineteenth-century industrial community. It contains excellent examples of eleven different architectural styles (plus vernacular examples) popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Plantsville Historic District contains many highly intact streetscapes. Included in the district is the Plantsville Congregational Church (1866), a Gothic Revival church designed by nationally prominent architect Josiah Cleveland Cady. It ranks as one of Connecticut's best examples of the Gothic Revival style. The Plantsville Historic District also includes remaining manufacturing buildings and complexes which gave Plantsville its industrial base.
The Plantsville Historic District is one of the finest concentrations of nineteenth century architecture in Southington. Contained in the Plantsville Historic District are all the architectural components of a nineteenth century industrial community — the manufacturing complexes, the houses of the industrialists and workers, and Plantsville's stores, churches and social halls. The Plantsville Historic District's architecture rivals or surpasses the concentrations of buildings at Southington Center which developed in a similar manner during the nineteenth century. In terms of the quality and quantity of architecture from that period, it surpasses Southington's other sub-centers of Marion and Milldale. The Plantsville Historic District's state of preservation is excellent, with the majority of the houses in very good condition and most of the original settlement pattern maintained.
The outstanding architectural quality of the Plantsville Historic District arises in part from the breadth and variety of styles represented. Included in the Plantsville Historic District are many fine Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Stick Style, Shingle Style, Colonial Revival, Late Gothic Revival and Bungalow/Craftsman style buildings as well as many examples of vernacular architecture.
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