On the market: A welcoming Colonial changes with the times
Updated 6:34 am, Saturday, August 29, 2015
The classic Colonial at 170 Edgewood Road has occupied the quarter of an acre parcel in the Stratfield neighborhood since it was built in 1936. Despite its 20th Century origins this house is in mint condition and has adapted to today’s lifestyle by virtue of strategic updates and forward-thinking design.
The beige-color house has 2,202 square feet of living space, making it easy to heat and cool. But it is the solar panels on the roof of the main house and on the one-car garage that substantially contribute to its economical and energy-saving operation. The other energy-saving features are the zoned gas heating system and attic fan, all of which contribute to low electricity bills. The energy-efficient features combined to provide the owner with an annual savings of $1,249.41 on the energy bill.
Some vintage features and charm remain, including the welcoming foyer, hardwood floors, arched entryways from one room to the next and built-ins. Modern amenities include zoned central air conditioning and an irrigation system.
The paved driveway is lined in Belgium block and the house has a covered front entrance with sidelights. Inside, the formal living room and the master bedroom above it are both large, front-to-back rooms. The living room has a stone fireplace with a decorative white wood mantel and built-in bookshelves. Off the living room is an office.
In the formal dining room there is chair railing and a built-in corner china cabinet. The hardwood flooring is arranged in a visually appealing pattern with the boards in the center portion of the room sitting side by side with a wide border of other boards on the outer edges.
The family room and eat-in kitchen are open, one to the other. In the kitchen there is a center island topped in the same granite as the other counters. The family room looks over the fenced yard and its perennial gardens. A door accesses the patio and backyard. The eat-in portion of the kitchen doubles as a mudroom area where there are floor-to-ceiling cabinets and cubbies that have been outfitted for today’s technology-driven lifestyle. Each cubby has its own charging station to plug in all of the residents’ gadgets.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Classic Colonial
ADDRESS: 170 Edgewood Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FEATURES: economical and energy-saving features include active solar panels and an attic fan, 0.26-acre lot, level landscaped property with perennial gardens, patio, eat-in kitchen, irrigation system, gas heat, playroom in lower level, walk-up attic, full partially finished basement, family-friendly house in a family-friendly neighborhood, walking distance to Stratfield School, many improvements, three bedrooms, one full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Stratfield Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 24.79 mills
On the second floor there are three bedrooms. The master has his-and-hers closets.
The lower level is partially finished and contains a playroom and laundry room. There is also a walk-up attic.
There will be an open house at the property ouse on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Merry Hampton of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-247-7622 or email her at Merry.Hampton@raveis.com.