A subdivision in the Greenfield Hill section of town takes its name from the Connecticut Audubon Society, which is its neighbor, and one of the eight houses at Audubon Farm is currently on the market.
The classic Colonial house sits on a two-acre level and partially fenced property at 396 Midlock Road, near the end of the long cul-de-sac. Although it was built in 1996, it looks very much like a newly constructed home and features up-to-date amenities. Its gourmet kitchen has a large center island, built-in wine rack and glass-front cabinets with interior lighting. There are five gas-fueled fireplaces, front and rear staircases. The rooms are generously proportioned and the layout has an easy flow.
In the finished lower level features include a large wet bar with bar seating, a billiard area, card table area, television area and room for a home theater.
Outside, there is an in-ground swimming pool, spa and pool house. Two wood decks and two bluestone patios, including one with a fire pit, provide ideal relaxation and entertainment areas.
This is a great family home and ideal for commuters, too. Audubon Farm is walking distance to the Connecticut Audubon Society on Burr Street. But the train stations and Interstate 95 are less than five miles away, and the Merritt Parkway is less than 2 miles from the house.
Inside, the house has 7,100 square feet of living space. From the moment a person enters the two-story foyer the unifying architectural features of graceful curves and arches are apparent. The staircase curves as it climbs from the first to second floor. The entryways from the foyer into the formal living and dining rooms are arched with detailed millwork topped with keystones and most of the first floor has deep crown molding with dentil molding.
There is a gallery from the foyer to the library that is separated from the living room by four square, fluted columns. The living room and library both have fireplaces with marble surrounds. The one in the living room has dentil molding in its mantle.
In the family room there is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, and the remaining two fireplaces are found on the second floor in the master and guest bedrooms.
The library features dark wood paneling and crown molding, a bow window, and a wall of built-in bookshelves. An arched transom sits above the entrance of the library. French doors separate the living and family rooms. The living room has a door to access one of the decks. The eat-in section of the kitchen provides access to the larger deck and the backyard. Other kitchen features include a built-in desk area, Viking six-burner range top, Sub-Zero refrigerator, double Thermador wall ovens and Asko dishwasher.
On the second floor there is an interior balcony sitting area that looks down into the foyer. The master bedroom also has a sitting area, marble fireplace, and built-in drawers and television area. The master bath has limestone flooring and backsplash, a jetted tub, water closet and double vanity.
Four of the bedrooms on this floor are en suite. There is also a large bonus area above the garage and a laundry room on this floor.
The wet bar on the lower level has a dishwasher, beverage refrigerator, wine cooler and ice maker. Pool house features include running water, electricity, a refrigerator and audio system.
This house has two furnaces, one for the main floor and one for the second floor.
For information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Leena Krook of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-685-1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Classic Colonial
ADDRESS: 396 Midlock Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
AMENITIES: beach rights, walking distance to the Connecticut Audubon Society, utilities, 2.01-acre level property, partially fenced, two wood decks, two bluestone patios, fire pit, in-ground swimming pool, spa, pool house, Thermopane windows, large wet bar, front and rear staircases, mudroom, central vacuuming, exterior landscape lighting, five gas-fueled fireplaces, ceiling fans, built-in bookshelves, nine-foot-plus ceilings, interior balcony, room for a tennis court
OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms, four full and two half baths, attached three-car garage, full finished basement with bulkhead, zoned gas hot air heat, zoned central air conditioning, laundry/utility room, attic, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Burr Elementary, Fairfield Woods Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills