Cheney Viscogliosi House
The Viscogliosi House was built in 1929 for Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cheney. It was made a National Landmark in 1978 as part of the Cheney Brothers Historic District. The notable architect of the house was Charles A. Platt who designed several important houses for the Cheney family. The survival of three hundred architect's drawings assured a high level of accuracy in this restoration project; repairing and replacing original building fabric and recreating missing architectural elements. Also, new thermal protection, new utilities and new communication technologies were incorporated with a minimum of intrusion into the structure of the house. This resulted in the successful recreation of the original exterior and interior appearance of this 1929 house.

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Initiated with a conceptual plan this phased restoration project began with the replacement of the original copper and slat roof, followed by the exterior repairs and replacement of missing ornamental woodwork. The interior work on the two principal floors completed the first phase of work. The rebuilding of the third floor into personal offices and recreational spaces, studio and spa areas and the finishing of the basement spaces into other recreational and service areas will be the final building phase in this project. During these last phases the existing estate grounds and gardens will be restored and recreated.


Cheney family


South Manchester, Connecticut







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