A few years in the past, Carey Shea took a month off work, leaving her brownstone in Harlem to look after her ailing mom in Bloomfield. Whereas in Connecticut, she noticed an lovable deserted home in Hartford when serving to her pal discover a new home. Positioned within the Frog Hole neighborhood, the English-style row home with its brick-and-shingle exterior and charming picket porch spoke to each of them, regardless of needing restoration. So, when her pal finally determined to not tackle the rehab venture, Carey and her husband, Calvin Parker, did, leaving the Massive Apple behind for city dwelling on a smaller scale.
“One of many first issues I seen after I got here again to Hartford was that folks have been strolling their canine and dwelling downtown,” remembers Carey. “I grew up in Bloomfield, studied at Albano Ballet, and was out and in of Hartford on a regular basis. I used to go to the Hartford Stage Firm, go to Structure Plaza to see the tree lighting, and store at G. Fox division retailer with my grandmother, who labored there. I considered downtown as a spot for commerce, by no means as a residential place, so it was good to see.”