This house on Hartford's fanciest street stood empty for four years. It is too big for most people. It has nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, 6,000 square feet and sits on two acres. While unoccupied, someone stole all the copper gutters and downspouts. Last summer it was sold.
One couple with kids, a childless couple, a gay couple, two single adults and three children moved in. The eight adults are friends who share duties around the house, including the cooking, put house maintenance money into a single bank account and eat at a communal table. Neighbors have complained to the City of Hartford, because zoning limits occupancy to single families.
The occupants of the house say they consider themselves a family, albeit a non-traditional one.
If the unrelated adults were domestic employees, no problem.
Take out your exam booklets and pens. So, in today's world, is it OK for this group
to occupy a home like this in a single family zone?