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71 Autumn Street

New Haven, CT 06511
  • $790,000
  • STATUS: Closed
  • ON SITE: 119 Days
  • MLS #: 170607120
Sold - 02/23/2024
$790,000
SOLD - 02/23/2024
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.1
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 2,828
    SQFT
  • $279
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1920
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
High School:

Description

A Prospect Hill classic on a leafy side-street steps from Yale or Shakespeare in the Park, the 1915 Donald Prentice House was likely designed by Brown & Von Beren. Prentice taught mechanical engineering at Yale & literally wrote the book on home heating systems. His striking Colonial Revival home was built for the ages: 18" stone foundations, heavy beams, and a heating system (w/new furnace ca. 2010) that keeps the house snug. This lovingly preserved and generously proportioned 4-5 bedroom home has changed hands just a few times, most recently in 1979 (the wonderful writer & writing teacher Caroline Roberts Rosenstone lived here almost 45 years). A lovely entrance hall opens to a grand living room made for entertaining. Light pours in from three sides, including from an enlarged sunroom that leads to both a formal dining room and a 2021 deck with views of the private back garden & cityscape beyond. The charming St. Charles eat-in kitchen (with ca. 2016 reverse-osmosis drinking water filter) offers space for contemporary renovation if desired. A mud-room and renovated half-bath complete the 1st floor. 2nd floor features 4 generous bedrooms (1 with small private balcony facing the garden), laundry room and full bath. 3rd floor has a study/5th bedroom, 2nd full bath, and unfinished attic with room to expand. Full-height partly-finished basement offers further possibilities. Whole house protected by back-up generator. The Donald Prentice House is listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Tax credits and matching grants may be available for historically appropriate renovations: see www.nhpt.org/historic-structures-fund for details. See also package of historical information in the Attachments - including descriptions of 71 Autumn from the 1979 Prospect Hill National Historic District application, and from the 2008 survey for the proposed St. Ronan/Edgehill Historic District (new sub-district not yet approved), as well as information on the writings of two of the home's illustrious author owners: Prentice and Rosenstone (whose humor-writing clients included Joan Rivers). The house features plenty of space as is - including unusually large closets for a home this age - but also substantial room to expand. 2nd floor has a bonus sink - possibilities abound for a primary BR suite with en-suite bath. 3rd floor has been used as an in-law apartment for live-ins/rentals, with its own full bath & a mini-kitchenette (there appears to have once been a back staircase to 3rd floor - separate entrance *may* be possible). Both attic & basement are full height & could be fully finished. As this is an estate sale, Property Condition Disclosure report is not available. Seller is aware that fireplace has not been used in some years and should be cleaned & safety-inspected before use; Seller makes no warranty on usability. A whole-house electrical inspection confirmed that Rosenstone had electrical outlets throughout the house fully re-wired and properly grounded - see attachment. A few remaining electrical issues were repaired 11/14 at seller expense, should all be in good working order for inspection. Some historic wiring may remain in the original antique ceiling fixtures. Electrician has confirmed that historic wiring is grandfathered when connected solely to ceiling lights. Sale is subject to probate approval.

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71 Autumn Street New Haven, CT 06511

  • Price: $739,500
  • Status: Closed
  • On Site: 119 Days
  • Updated: 44 min ago
  • MLS #: 170607120
4
Beds
2
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.1
Acres
2,828
SQFT
$279
$/SQFT
1920
Built
Neighborhood:
East Rock
County:
New Haven
Area:
New Haven
Elementary School:
Worthington Hooker
High School:
Wilbur Cross
Property Description
A Prospect Hill classic on a leafy side-street steps from Yale or Shakespeare in the Park, the 1915 Donald Prentice House was likely designed by Brown & Von Beren. Prentice taught mechanical engineering at Yale & literally wrote the book on home heating systems. His striking Colonial Revival home was built for the ages: 18" stone foundations, heavy beams, and a heating system (w/new furnace ca. 2010) that keeps the house snug. This lovingly preserved and generously proportioned 4-5 bedroom home has changed hands just a few times, most recently in 1979 (the wonderful writer & writing teacher Caroline Roberts Rosenstone lived here almost 45 years). A lovely entrance hall opens to a grand living room made for entertaining. Light pours in from three sides, including from an enlarged sunroom that leads to both a formal dining room and a 2021 deck with views of the private back garden & cityscape beyond. The charming St. Charles eat-in kitchen (with ca. 2016 reverse-osmosis drinking water filter) offers space for contemporary renovation if desired. A mud-room and renovated half-bath complete the 1st floor. 2nd floor features 4 generous bedrooms (1 with small private balcony facing the garden), laundry room and full bath. 3rd floor has a study/5th bedroom, 2nd full bath, and unfinished attic with room to expand. Full-height partly-finished basement offers further possibilities. Whole house protected by back-up generator. The Donald Prentice House is listed in the State Register of Historic Places. Tax credits and matching grants may be available for historically appropriate renovations: see www.nhpt.org/historic-structures-fund for details. See also package of historical information in the Attachments - including descriptions of 71 Autumn from the 1979 Prospect Hill National Historic District application, and from the 2008 survey for the proposed St. Ronan/Edgehill Historic District (new sub-district not yet approved), as well as information on the writings of two of the home's illustrious author owners: Prentice and Rosenstone (whose humor-writing clients included Joan Rivers). The house features plenty of space as is - including unusually large closets for a home this age - but also substantial room to expand. 2nd floor has a bonus sink - possibilities abound for a primary BR suite with en-suite bath. 3rd floor has been used as an in-law apartment for live-ins/rentals, with its own full bath & a mini-kitchenette (there appears to have once been a back staircase to 3rd floor - separate entrance *may* be possible). Both attic & basement are full height & could be fully finished. As this is an estate sale, Property Condition Disclosure report is not available. Seller is aware that fireplace has not been used in some years and should be cleaned & safety-inspected before use; Seller makes no warranty on usability. A whole-house electrical inspection confirmed that Rosenstone had electrical outlets throughout the house fully re-wired and properly grounded - see attachment. A few remaining electrical issues were repaired 11/14 at seller expense, should all be in good working order for inspection. Some historic wiring may remain in the original antique ceiling fixtures. Electrician has confirmed that historic wiring is grandfathered when connected solely to ceiling lights. Sale is subject to probate approval.
Exterior Features

Direct Waterfront YN No Driveway Type None Exterior Features AwningsBalconyDeckGarden AreaGuttersSidewalk Exterior Siding ClapboardBrick Garage And Parking On Street Parking Lot Description Rear LotCity ViewsFence - FullFence - Privacy Nearby Amenities Health ClubLakeLibraryMedical FacilitiesParkPublic TransportationTennis Courts Roof Information Asphalt Shingle Style ColonialOther Swimming Pool YN No Waterfront Description Walk to Water

Interior Features

Appliances Included Electric RangeRefrigeratorFreezerDishwasherWasherDryer Attic Description Walk-upPartially FinishedFloored Attic YN Yes Basement Description Full With Walk-OutPartially FinishedConcrete FloorLiveable Space Cooling System Ceiling FansCentral AirWindow Unit Fireplaces Total 1 Heat Type Hot Air In Law Access Upper Level In Law Apartment Possible Interior Features Cable - AvailableHumidifierOpen Floor Plan Laundry Room Info Upper Level Laundry Room Location 2nd floor laundry room off 1 of the BRs Room Count 12 Rooms Additional Bonus RoomFoyerLaundry RoomMud Room Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade 2828 Sq Ft Est Heated Below Grade 500 Sq Ft Total 3328 Total Rooms 9

Property Features

Acceptable Financing FHAVACHFA Agent Owner YN No Bank Owned Property No Encumbrances Restrictions Regulated Historic District Energy Features GeneratorRidge VentsStorm DoorsStorm Windows Financing Used Conventional Fixed Flood Zone YN No Foundation Type BrickStone Fuel Tank Location Non Applicable Heat Fuel Type Natural Gas Home Owners Assocation No Home Warranty Offered YN No Hot Water Description Domestic New Construction Type No/Resale Potential Short Sale No Sewage System Public Sewer Connected Tax Year July 2023-June 2024 Under Agreement Yn No Water Source Public Water Connected Zoning RS1

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Listing provided courtesy of Rebecca Weiner of Betsy Grauer Realty, Inc: (203) 787-3434.


The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the SMARTMLS Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms, and is provided by SMARTMLS through a licensing agreement. Listing information is from various brokers who participate in the SMARTMLS IDX program and not all listings may be visible on the site. The property information being provided on or through the website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and such information may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on the website may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold or are no longer being offered for sale. Property information displayed is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Copyright 2024 SmartMLS, Inc. Data last updated: 2024-02-26T13:11:13.993.
 
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