A Colonial house at 60 Revere Lane in the Greenfield Hunt community association lends itself to the homeowner who desires the privacy of living in a single-family home while enjoying the benefits of a condominium complex, including a maintenance-free lifestyle.
Greenfield Hunt, a Toll Brothers development in the Greenfield Hill section of town, features 100 detached houses, and offers residents a community clubhouse, swimming pool, exterior building maintenance, snow and leaf removal, and landscaping. Homeowners maintain their own unit, roof and exterior painting, and there are other responsibilities in line with those of similar planned communities.
There also is about a mile of private hiking trails within the development for homeowners and their pets, and one of the town's natural amenities -- Lake Mohegan, which features 170 acres with a freshwater lake for fishing, a pavilion, a playground, and hiking trails on which dogs are permitted -- is only about a mile away. The Merritt Parkway also is easily accessible.
Families with school-age children should know that buses for the local elementary, middle and high schools stop at the circle in the center of the complex.
Built in 1997, this house has a gray clapboard exterior with black shutters and white trim.
Inside, there is 2,302 square feet of living space, and within that space are a number of new features. All three baths are new, as is the gas fireplace in the living room, the laundry room and the air-conditioning pump. The wood deck was redone last summer and there are new garage doors.
This is a sensible home with an easy floor plan and practical flow, and yet it also has elegant features like the high ceilings -- the ones on the first floor are 10 feet -- and deep crown molding. Its flexible design can accommodate formal, classic or contemporary furniture and furnishings.
Sidelights frame the covered entrance into the two-story foyer. The laundry room, which has a utility sink, provides access to the two-car attached garage.
The half-bath off the foyer has a porcelain tile floor that resembles honed slate.
The living room has chair railing. The family room has the red-brick fireplace with a mantle that includes dentil molding. It is flanked by two double-hung windows topped with arched windows that give it a Palladium affect. In the dining room, there is a bay window, chair railing, and a decorative medallion on the ceiling from which a chandelier hangs.
Kitchen features include a white ceramic tile floor, center island with a gas-range top, pantry closet, eat-in area, double sinks, and a ceramic-tile backsplash with decorative blue-floral tile details. The family room is open to the kitchen and the eat-in area has a door to the deck.
Because the property slopes gently down from the front to backyard, the deck also serves as a balcony.
The "floating" staircase has railings on both sides and leads to the second floor where there are four bedrooms, all with wall-to-wall carpeting as there is in the second floor landing. The master bedroom features a marble fireplace. The ceilings in the main part of the bedroom and its closet are vaulted. French doors separate this room from the hall.
In the bath there are many modern features from the soaking tub and large walk-in shower to the two vanities, each with a square, porcelain vessel sink, and the tile floor made to look like slate.
The unfinished lower level has good bones and is ready for walls to be erected to extend the living space. It has flexible use and could serve multiple purposes. The next owners could create a media or play room, wine room, and exercise area. A door leads to the backyard.
There will be an open house at this property from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Jude Re of Halstead Property at 203-545-0610 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 60 Revere Lane
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
AMENITIES: beach rights, located on a cul-de-sac, Greenfield Hunt association with clubhouse and swimming pool, private trails for homeowner and their pets, easy access to Merritt Parkway and Mohegan Lake, newly stained wood deck, two fireplaces, skylight, workshop, sprinkler system, French doors, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan, exterior painted in 2013, security system
OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, two full and one half baths, two-car attached house garage, full unfinished walk-out basement, zoned gas heating system, zoned central air conditioning, pull down attic stairs, laundry/utility room, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Burr Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills
ASSOCIATION FEE: $325 monthly