According to the Society of American Florists, the flower known as a pansy means "loving thoughts." That's appropriate for the Cape Cod-style house at 107 Pansy Road because its next owners will think lovingly of their new home and their neighborhood.
The house sits on a corner lot in the Fairfield University section of town. The side road is Pansy Circle, a cul-de-sac, which has little traffic so it's a great place for children to play and adults to gather. Neighbors routinely get together on Pansy Circle. There is even a community picnic table.
This is also a convenient location, since Pansy Road is off Stillson Road and sits about midway between the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95. Black Rock Turnpike, also known as Route 58, is only one-half mile away.
The house is close to a number of town amenities and recreational sites, including Springer Glen Open Space, Trillium Road Open Space, Mountain Laurel Park Open Space, and Samp Mortar Rock Historic Area, three of which allow hiking, and fishing is allowed at Springer Glen. And the Fairfield Woods Branch Library is a mile away. Osborn Hill Elementary School is not only within easy walking distance, it's within sight of the house.
Built in 1948, this house was updated when it underwent a major renovation four years ago. It has 1,632 square feet of living space, and there is an additional 692 square feet in the full, finished basement.
The house has tan vinyl siding with white trim and black shutters. It sits on a 0.22-acre parcel on a slight hill and requires climbing stairs from the paved driveway to reach the covered front entrance. But the back yard, which can be accessed via Pansy Circle, is level. The driveway has ample with room for several vehicles.
Inside, the foyer is open and provides access to the living and dining rooms, the staircase to the second floor and a hallway to the kitchen and a room that can serve multiple purposes such as a guest bedroom, a den or an office. The first of the home's two full baths is outside this room.
The living room features a brick fireplace painted white and the dining room has chair railing. All the rooms on the first floor have crown molding. The kitchen has a hardwood floor, as does most of the house. Other kitchen features include granite counters, a large double porcelain sink, gas range, white subway tile backsplash and a door to the wrap-around Trex deck.
On the second floor there are three bedrooms and one full bath. The master bedroom has a sitting area.
The full, finished basement also has flexible use. It comprises two sections, both with Pergo flooring and Wainscoting on the lower walls. These spaces could be media and game rooms, or a family room. There is also a large laundry room on this level.
An open house at the property will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Jeanette Dryburgh or Jeanne Bracken, both of Jeanette Dryburgh & Associates, an affiliate of William Raveis Real Estate -- Dryburgh at 203-246-1168 or email@example.com or Bracken at 203-981-4114 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 107 Pansy Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7
AMENITIES: beach rights, corner lot, walking distance to Osborn Hill Elementary School, easy access to Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58), convenient to shopping and restaurants, Trex wrap-around deck, one fireplace, recent renovation proximity to Fairfield train stations, midway between Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95, landscaped yard
OTHER INFORMATION: three bedrooms, two full baths, one-car attached under house garage, full finished basement with garage access, gas heat, laundry room, hardwood floors, attic storage, vinyl siding, crown molding, ample storage space and closets, sewer system, public water
SCHOOLS: Osborn Hill Elementary, Fairfield Woods Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills