On the market: Former Norwalk home of Gallaher Mansion industrialist

On the market: Former Norwalk home of Gallaher Mansion industrialist

Those who have strolled through Cranbury Park in Norwalk have probably seen the Gallaher Mansion , a limestone Tudor Revival mansion that was once home to industrialist and inventor Edward Beach Gallaher.

Before Gallagher built that grand mansion in 1930, the Clover Manufacturing Co. owner and pioneer of early auto design called the spacious Colonial Revival at 27 Chestnut Road in Norwalk home. It’s known as the Gallagher Estate, according to the listing.

“Around 1876, there was a reawakening of Americans to the architectural traditions of colonial homes,” said Gloria Dillard, listing agent for Keller Williams Prestige Properties. “He really dug into Colonial Revival style.”

Built in 1902 in what is now the Cranbury neighborhood, the 5,000-square-foot home features a wraparound front porch and portico, high ceilings and hardwood flooring. Some of the spacious rooms have pocket doors. In addition to the formal living and dining rooms, there is a large family room/library with a fireplace and custom built-ins. The chef’s kitchen has a wood-burning fireplace.

This home also includes a three-car garage and an in-ground Gunite pool and jet spa.

This house is on the market for $925,000.

For details contact Gloria Dillard, Keller Williams Prestige Properties, at 203-246-5936 or gdillard@kw.com.

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