House Redux: Yankee Magazine's Original House for Sale
There are the little details, too, which the couple chose to complement and enhance, rather than override. Trim style and archways that existed during Robert Sturtevant’s residence have been replicated in other parts of the house. French roll-out windows in the dining room have been redone. Small cabinetry, including an old telephone booth and a milk cupboard, have been restored. Even that bay window, which started everything off, has been straightened out.
All of which raises the question: Would the Allens have taken on the house if they’d known of the time and money involved? “Never,” Chris says. “I would have been scared off.” Then a smile percolates, and it’s easy to tell he’s not being entirely truthful. “This is the house I’ll die in,” he adds. “I love it. I love its uniqueness.”