Baby Boomers and even members of younger generations are rethinking real estate choices. They're thinking ahead to the time when they would rather not have to climb up and down stairs or to a time when their aging parents may move in with them.
That makes in-law apartments and first-floor bedrooms attractive features of any house, and that should make the Colonial house at 4059 Park Ave. extremely appealing. It has both, and both are on the main level.
The house also has a great location for commuters, golfers and students. It is close to the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Discovery Museum, Sacred Heart University and the Merritt Parkway, and the Westfield Trumbull shopping mall is only one exit away. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church sits across from the house on the Bridgeport side of the street.
The house is deceptive in appearance. At a glance from the street the house seems smaller than it actually is. It has 2,686 square feet of living space with a generously sized family room and backyard.
This house was built in 1950 on a level lot that is almost three-quarters of an acre. The backyard is fully fenced and is actually separated in two parts to allow the residents of the in-law or au-pair apartment to have their own private yard. The oversized deck of 40 by 19 feet has multiple seating areas and a hot tub. There also is a stone patio.
It has an open front lawn and a paved driveway that can accommodate multiple vehicles. The covered front porch runs the length of the house and provides an entrance to the main house and a separate entrance into the apartment.
Inside, the living room has a dark-stained hardwood floor, fireplace and access to the apartment, which features a living room with a vaulted ceiling and wall-to-wall carpeting, kitchenette, bedroom with a walk-in closet, and full bath. There is a second door to the side yard.
The dining room is open to the updated kitchen, which has granite counters and a ceiling fan.
The sunken family room also has a ceiling fan on its vaulted ceiling, as well as a Palladium window, bead board on lower portion of the walls, wall-to-wall carpeting, recessed lighting, and a sliding door to the patio and yard. This room is so large that is also features a casual dining area.
The first-floor bedroom -- not the one that's in the apartment -- has access to a full bath in the hallway just outside its door.
On the second floor there are three more bedrooms and two full baths. The good-size master bedroom has a walk-in closet, alcove large enough for a desk or dresser, and the master bath has a ceramic tile floor, and a large and long walk-in shower.
The unfinished basement has a laundry area and lots of room for storage.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Sara Cammarota of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-209-6243 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 4059 Park Ave.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
AMENITIES: beach rights, in-law or au pair apartment with separate entrances, long covered front porch, 0.72 of an acre level lot, large fenced backyard, great commuter location, proximity to Sacred Heart University and Merritt Parkway, updated kitchen with granite counters and newer appliances, vaulted ceilings, updated baths, over-sized deck, hot tub, stone patio, shed, vinyl siding, newer insulated windows, all window treatments, security system, exterior irrigation system, one fireplace, many new updates, vaulted ceilings, Palladium window
OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms, four full baths, two-car attached garage, unfinished basement, five zoned hydro air gas heat, laundry room, hardwood floors, zoned central air conditioning, pull-d attic stairs, ample storage space and closets, hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpeting, sewer system, public water
SCHOOLS: North Stratfield Elementary, Fairfield Woods Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills