Few remnants of the town's agricultural past remain in Greenfield Hill, which is dotted now with manicured lawns and high-end houses rather than farms and working fields.
Those reminders that do remain are visible in the northern section of town: The Greenfield Hill Grange Hall on Hillside Road and Greenfield Farm just around the corner on Congress Street. Sandwiched between the two is a ranch-style house at 1893 Hillside Road, and its owners are grateful for proximity to both agricultural amenities.
While grocery stores are not quite as far away as one might guess, the great advantage of living in this neighborhood is that fresh, seasonal produce, free-range eggs, artisan bread and other foods are easily accessible without having to travel more than a few footsteps. The Greenfield Hill Grange, one of the oldest in the nation, hosts a weekly farmers' market every Saturday in winter months, and the family-owned Greenfield Farm, the last operating produce farm in the town, has fresh produce available at its roadside stand generally from July through October.
Entrance to the 1.02-acre, largely level property is marked by stone columns topped with lanterns on the fieldstone wall that runs the length of the front property along the street. The stone wall is topped with white picket fencing. The paved driveway, lined in Belgian block, gently slopes to the three-car attached garage, and a slate path leads to the covered front entrance, which is punctuated by columns and sidelights.
The house was built in 1950 and underwent a complete renovation in 2000. It has 2,996 square feet of living space comprising one-level living with an open floor plan. The formal dining room is to the right of the foyer. It features Wainscoting on the lower walls, wallpaper on the upper portion, and chair rail. A double mahogany inlaid wood border in the oak floor frames the room.
A door provides access from the dining room into the eat-in section of the kitchen. This is really a separate breakfast room. It has a bay window wall, window seat, built-in desk area, and the same ceramic tile floor as the kitchen. Features in the kitchen include a granite-topped center island, granite counters and backsplash, double stainless steel sink, and custom cabinetry with glass-front doors. The center island has built-in drawers, cabinets and wine rack. Stainless steel appliances include a Kenmore four-burner range top, and GE Profile refrigerator, dishwasher and double wall ovens.
Off the kitchen is a mudroom with the same ceramic flooring, laundry room, office, access to the garage and a door to a small wood deck and the backyard. The laundry room has a deep utility sink, closet and cabinets.
The heart of the house is the family room on the opposite side of the kitchen. It has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with a hand-hewn beam mantle, a large bay window with a window seat, built-in bookshelves, and a wet bar area with granite counters, cabinets and beverage refrigerator. This room also features doors that flank the fireplace, both leading to a large wood deck at the center rear of the house.
The deck can also be accessed from the master bedroom suite. There are also French doors in the master that access the wrap around side, covered porch. The master bath has a white ceramic tile floor with an inlaid border of green marble and a double vanity with the same marble, shower and jetted tub.
Two other bedrooms share a Jack and Jill-style bath, and one of them has a door to the side porch.
The lower level offers two rooms and a full bath.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Andrea Morelli of the Gigliotti Group, an affiliate of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-556-9317 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 1893 Hillside Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
AMENITIES: beach rights, 1.02-acre level property, wood deck, two covered porches, one fireplace, wet bar, walking distance to Timothy Dwight Park, Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Greenfield Farm, next door to Greenfield Hill Grange Hall, stone walls, professionally landscaped property, proximity to the Merritt Parkway and the Patterson Club, exterior sprinkler system, security system, landscape lighting, hardwood floors throughout, zoned central air conditioning, crown molding, ceiling fan
OTHER INFORMATION: three bedrooms, three full and one half baths, attached three-car garage, full partially finished basement, zoned hot air oil heat, laundry room, two sheds, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Dwight Elementary, Roger Ludlowe, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills