20 Davis Street

Hamden, CT 06517 Directions
$2,300,000
  • 17,815Sqft
  • 3.28Acres
  • 1905Built
  • $129Price/Sqft

Property Highlights

  • Neighborhood: Whitneyville
  • Days on Market: 129
  • MLS: 170133223
  • Listing Pending

Property Highlights

  • Neighborhood: Whitneyville
  • Days on Market: 129
  • MLS: 170133223
  • Listing Pending

Redevelopment opportunities with potential for residential, school and other uses. Lucerne is the castle-like mansion in Hamden designed by architects Brown and Von Beren and built in 1906 for Frederick D. Grave. Grave, a German immigrant who arrived in America in 1861, learned the cigar trade, and in 1884, founded his own company, F.D. Grave & Son on State Street in New Haven. The company is still in existence today at another location. Hamden’s only castle commands a hill in true feudal fashion, with Lake Whitney forming a moat at its foot. This is a highly romanticized castle — Its crenellated towers (historic photographs show that the...

Property Highlights

  • Neighborhood: Whitneyville
  • Days on Market: 129
  • MLS: 170133223
  • Listing Pending

Redevelopment opportunities with potential for residential, school and other uses. Lucerne is the castle-like mansion in Hamden designed by architects Brown and Von Beren and built in 1906 for Frederick D. Grave. Grave, a German immigrant who arrived in America in 1861, learned the cigar trade, and in 1884, founded his own company, F.D. Grave & Son on State Street in New Haven. The company is still in existence today at another location. Hamden’s only castle commands a hill in true feudal fashion, with Lake Whitney forming a moat at its foot. This is a highly romanticized castle — Its crenellated towers (historic photographs show that the right tower originally had a conical roof), ornate chimneys, stepped gable and other decorative features derived from various medieval precedents are used to create a picturesque mansion perfectly suited to its site.

Redevelopment opportunities with potential for residential, school and other uses. Lucerne is the castle-like mansion in Hamden designed by architects Brown and Von Beren and built in 1906 for Frederick D. Grave. Grave, a German immigrant who arrived in America in 1861, learned the cigar trade, and in 1884, founded his own company, F.D. Grave & Son on State Street in New Haven. The company is still in existence today at another location. Hamden’s only castle commands a hill in true feudal fashion, with Lake Whitney forming a moat at its foot. This is a highly romanticized castle — Its crenellated towers (historic photographs show that the right tower originally had a conical roof), ornate chimneys, stepped gable and other decorative features derived from various medieval precedents are used to create a picturesque mansion perfectly suited to its site.

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  • Additional Information
    • Area Type: Suburban
    • Living Area SqFt: 17,815
    • Neighborhood: Whitneyville
    • Present Use: architectural firm
    • Road Frontage Description: Municipal Street
    • Sewer: Public Sewer Connected
    • Tax Amount: $44,772
    • Tax Year: July 2016-June 2017
    • Utilities Available: Electric, Gas, Telephone, Cable
    • Year Built: 1905

Listing Courtesy of Press/Cuozzo Realtors.

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