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Former residence of UConn president features refinished hardwood flooring


Former residence of UConn president features refinished hardwood flooring When former president of the University of Connecticut Michael Hogan took the job in 2007, the school spent nearly half a million dollars renovating a nearby home for his residence. Since he recently left his post to go to the University of Illinois, the impressive Mansfield, Connecticut, abode has hit the market.

The 5,000-square-foot home boasts a number of impressive features that the school installed when he first moved in. Among the highlights of the spacious house is a custom kitchen with refinished hardwood flooring and granite countertops, and while some of the features have been changed since Hogan left, much of the building is still the same.

"Some easy-to-remove items were taken out, but the university estimated that undoing others would cost between $10,640 and $15,000, and that a lot of what would have been taken apart couldn't be used elsewhere at UConn or somehow repurposed,'' university spokesman Michael Kirk told the news source.

Homeowners who looking to add a natural warmth to their home may want to consider installing hardwood flooring. According to the World Floor Covering Association, the material can match any design scheme as it is available in many different finishes.