On a market: An estate with a primary location

January 9, 2015 - photo frame

In a heart of Greenfield Hill there is a 6 and a half hactare estate with a custom-built Colonial estate residence that looks like it belongs in France’s Normandy region. The white territory residence with a distinguished mansard roof sits during 680 Old Academy Road, easy walking stretch from Timothy Dwight Park and Greenfield Hill Congregational Church.

This is one of a largest parcels of residential land in town. The apportionment of a skill on that a residence and exhilarated in-ground Gunite swimming pool are located is level. The rest of a skill slopes imitative a European hillside. Its subsequent owners can suffer a internal vicinity and remoteness while also enjoying a available location. This skill is usually 2.6 miles from a Merritt Parkway, 3.1 miles from a downtown Fairfield sight hire and 3.5 miles from Interstate 95.

The categorical residence was built in 1981 and has 5,993 retard feet of vital space. There is another 2,400 retard feet in a guest cottage, that was assembled in 2003. It has mahogany floors, one full and one half baths, and like a categorical house, copiousness of storage. There is also copiousness of space for vehicles. The attached, underneath residence garage has 3 bays and a lodge has a four-car garage.

Stone pillars symbol a opening to a estate and a prolonged round driveway, lined in Belgian block, leads to a front opening that comprises a staircase of an unusual, honed coral-colored mill fitting this surprising house.

The categorical residence could use updating — for example, a kitchen has a linoleum building and Formica counters. But any restoration devise should be deferential of a stream — and strange — owner’s intent. It would be a contrition to remove some of a singular details, that heed this residence from today’s construction. The issuing building devise is ideally matched to today’s lifestyle. The bedrooms are atmospheric and richly allocated starting with a opening foyer.

French doors yield a far-reaching opening into a thespian two-story corridor with a Calacatta Gold marble floor, clear candelabrum and tradition winding staircase.

The grave vital and dining bedrooms have sea weed wall covering and intricately designed ash parquet flooring. The bureau has a parquet floor, too, this one in a herringbone pattern. The bureau also facilities a wall of exuberant built-in drawers and shelving with doors, mistake suede wall covering, chair vituperation and design support paneling.

The dining room has a wall of built-in china cabinets dark behind doors with musical molding. A vast dry bar and butler’s cupboard lay between a dining and vital rooms, ideal for entertaining. In a vital room there is a barrel-like roof with unprotected beams, hand-carved marble fireplace, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors to one of dual patios.

There are front and back galleries in a house. The front one provides a grand opening into a vital room and it is a good place for displays of artwork.

The back gallery provides entrance to a vast object room and family room. The object room has timber paneled walls and ceiling, yellow territory grate and French doors to a flagstone patio. The family room also has a grate and shifting doorway to a backyard. Off a family room are a washing room and a full bath, that has a doorway to a backyard and pool area so this partial of a residence can offer as a cabana.

The partially finished groundwork has a high roof and is an ideal party area. It has a billiards room, media center, fireplace, vast dry bar and booze cellar/tasting room. There are front and back stairs to a basement. It also has a good understanding of storage including several closets dark behind timber paneling. In fact, many people would enviousness a volume of closets and storage that this residence has.

One of a 4 bedrooms on a second building has a walk-in closet that doesn’t seem to end. It has doors from one closet into another into nonetheless another including a cedar closet. All 4 bedrooms are easily sized.

The master bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, vast his and hers walk-in closets, and a bath that’s as vast as a bedroom itself. One territory of a closet has a built-in self-centredness list with an onyx counter.

The cavernous bath could substantially do though a antiquated china lead wallpaper, though a rest of it is good designed with a outrageous jetted tub, equally vast walk-in shower, wall of beveled mirrors, marble opposite on a double self-centredness and a bidet. There is an ideal mark in this bath to emanate a morning kitchen, that is a renouned underline in new construction.

The partially finished third building is ample and could be a playroom or art studio.

For some-more information or to set adult an appointment to see a house, hit Julie Vanderblue during 203-257-6994 or julie@vanderblue.com, or Floria Polverari during 203-615-3170 or floria@vanderblue.com, both of a Vanderblue Team, an associate of Higgins Group Real Estate.


TYPE: French Normandy-style Colonial

ADDRESS: 680 Old Academy Road

PRICE: $2,700,000


FEATURES: 6.47-acre turn and tilted partially fenced property, booze cellar, 2,700-square-foot guest cottage, dual garages with sum of 7 bays, exhilarated in-ground Gunite swimming pool, prohibited tub, pergolas, 1,000 feet of mill walls, flagstone patios/terraces, round driveway, dual dry bars, 4 fireplaces, audio system, cedar closet, Thermopane insulated windows, skylights, some window treatments, roof fans, finished walk-up attic, extraneous lighting, mature citation trees, room for a tennis court, 4 bedrooms, 4 full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Dwight Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High

ASSESSMENT: $2,800,000

TAX RATE: 24.4 mills

TAXES: $68,320

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