This strange and unusual $249k historic Hartford house gives us Tim Burton vibes — let’s take a tour


Make Tim Burton Great Again!

OK — so we love the filmmaking master of strange and unusual but we argue some of his best work was completed in the '80s and '90s before, like, 2005's wretched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (Ugh!)

We digress. But we were inspired when we caught a glimpse of this 8,509-square-foot home in Hartford fit for Edward Scissorhands and his topiary skills, or Lydia Deetz, who we can envision penning her suicide note, and can't you picture a barking, freshly resurrected Sparky bounding down the double set of red stairs and through the massive yard?

Anyway, this country villa designed in 1936 by Chicago architect Charles P. Rosson became a Hartford landmark because, well, look at the damn thing! The home sits on three acres and boasts six beds, six bathrooms, and what the listing describes as “several unique entertainment spaces,” you know, for a spirited rendition of  “Day-O (Banana Boat Song).” Our only issue with this listing is that there aren't more photos, but we suspect this home has some surprises up its sleeves, er, attic.

This property is listed by Scott Parker and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services