FAIRFIELD — Not far from the heart of Greenfield Hill sits an attractive, classic Colonial house at 615 Mine Hill Road.
This house has a private setting on a 3.38-acre level property while remaining conveniently located near amenities. Commuters can leave the bucolic grounds and head to work via the Merritt Parkway only 2.4 miles away or the downtown train station 3.2 miles away.
Just about a mile from the house is the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Timothy Dwight Green and Greenfield Hill Green, which are dotted with stands of the town's noted dogwood trees. The trees are laden with distinctive pink and white blossoms each spring.
Built in 1988, this brick-and-cedar clapboard house provides 5,093 square feet of space for everyday living, as well as casual or upscale entertaining indoors and outside.
Access to the house is via a long, paved driveway beneath a canopy of trees and next to a generous front lawn. A stone pathway leads to the covered, tumbled brick front porch with three white columns. The front door, which provides access to the two-story foyer, is flanked by floor-to-ceiling sidelights. It has a tall Palladian window and wood flooring in a herring bone pattern.
The over-sized living room features a bay window, window seat and fireplace -- the first of three in this house, with a yellow brick firebox and decorative white wood mantle. The living room opens to the music room or study and then into the four-season sun room.
Bring the outdoors inside in this sunroom as well as the enclosed porch with its wood-paneled walls, red brick floor and three sliding doors that create walls of windows. Numerous tall windows bring in lots of natural light in all seasons.
There are extra-wide entrances into the formal dining room from the foyer and a hallway that provides easy access from the dining room to the gourmet kitchen. As in the rest of the house, the kitchen has hardwood flooring.
The spacious eat-in portion of the kitchen is separated from the culinary prep area by a peninsula topped with a granite counter, which creates a breakfast bar that can accommodate three stools. Some of the cabinets have glass-front doors. The refrigerator is hidden behind paneling that blends into the cabinets and there are double, wall-mounted ovens.
Off the eat-in area is the family room, which has a fireplace and built-in bookshelves.
On the second floor there are five bedrooms. The master bedroom suite features a fireplace, alcove/sitting area, his and hers walk-in closets, five other smaller closets, and a good size office, which could be used as a nursery or gym. The over-sized master bath features a skylight, jetted tub, glass stall shower and dual vanity.
One of the remaining bedrooms is en suite creating an in-law, au pair or guest option.
There is ample room on the property to install an in-ground pool, but the current owners said their decision not to do so was influenced by their membership in the nearby Patterson Club, which provides a wealth of recreational activities, including swimming.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Julie Vanderblue or Colleen Intrieri, both of the Vanderblue Team, an affiliate of Higgins Group and Christie's International Real Estate -- Vanderblue at 203-257-6994 or Julie@vanderblue.com, and Intrieri at 203-610-2667 or Colleen@Vanderblue.com.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 615 Mine Hill Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
AMENITIES: beach rights, 3.38-acre level property, gourmet kitchen, three fireplaces, wet bar, long covered front porch, wood deck, nine-foot-plus and vaulted ceilings, French doors, security system, ceiling fans, outdoor lighting, fence, music room, four-season sunroom, in-law or au pair suite, open floor plan, front and rear staircases, new furnace and air handlers installed in 2008, new hot water heater installed in 2011, mature trees and specimen plantings, no clean gutters, only 2.4 miles from the Merritt Parkway and 3.2 miles from the downtown Fairfield train station and I-95, ample parking
OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms, three full and two half baths, three-car attached garage, full basement, zoned forced air oil heat, laundry room, mudroom, hardwood floors, zoned central air conditioning, walk-up attic, crown molding, ample storage space and closets, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Dwight Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills