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Chetstone / Mary Blair Moody

This storybook Victorian Gothic home in Connecticut has quite the pedigree. It was built in 1876 by one Dr Mary Blair Moody, the first woman to practice medicine in New Haven, and was next purchased by Albert Haasis, an executive of the Dixon Ticonderoga pencil company, who named it Chetstone.

Haasis also left other enduring markings on the 400-square-metre five-bedroom, like the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-inspired paintings of rabbits still found in the attic today. Whimsical artwork aside, however, the stately, well-preserved manse boasts an abundance of original architectural details like its brownstone foundation, intricate woodwork on the façade and the interiors, wraparound porch, a tower room, multiple fireplaces, pocket doors, built-ins, and inlaid hardwood floors. Located at 154 East Grand Avenue, it’s offered at $525,000 — via Curbed

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