Rare opportunity to own an incredibly special Victorian-Era home richly steeped in Hartford history!The present owners have lovingly restored and renovated this grand Gothic-style, Victorian Beauty, listed in the National Historic Registry, to be the best combination of old word elegance and modern convenience.Originally built for Asa Cook, one of Hartford’s early manufacturing founders, the 5-story home of approx. 7500 sqft, includes a 3 level dwelling with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a huge double-room on the top floor that is presently an artist’s dream studio.The main level, with its 12ft. ceilings and spacious living areas, is full of jaw-dropping woodwork, period hardware and lighting, stunning fireplaces and a spectacular rectangular staircase that goes beyond the third level to a skylight, creating a flood of natural light.The custom cherry kitchen has high-end appliances and everything today’s chef desires, while retaining the home’s original character. There are 2 tastefully remodeled, well-equipped accessory/rental apartments; one, a spacious 2 bedroom with 2 gas fireplaces, and a 1 bedroom with a custom, queen-size Murphy bed. Both have private entrances and laundry.The ½ acre manicured lot is completely fenced, with a gated drive. What a gift to be able to walk to museums, theaters, restaurants, sporting events and all the special things Hartford has to offer!This unique home has an epic history with many stories to tell; its time for you to write your own chapter.