Some people celebrate the red, white and blue of the Fourth of July with picnics, parades and fireworks. Other American traditions are hot dogs, apple pie and homeownership, and just in time for the Independence Day holiday there appropriately are red, white and blue houses on the market in Fairfield.
They vary in styles and all would make great residences for first-time buyers looking for a starter home or empty nesters looking to downsize.
Representing the red stripes of Old Glory is a six-room bungalow at 497 Westport Turnpike, built in 1920 along the Aspetuck River. It has 1,422 square feet of living space including three bedrooms, a full bath on each level, and a deck and patios from which to enjoy the waterfront view, listen to the river babble and birds sing. One person called it a "nature lover's paradise."
The white stars and stripes of the American flag are represented by a five room Ranch at 45 Geneva Terrace, a street off South Pine Creek Road in a quiet and close-knit neighborhood. The 1,008-square-foot house has three bedrooms and one full bath. It was built in 1962. It provides an easy commuting distance with proximity to the Post Road (Route 1), Interstate 95 and the downtown train station
The blue field of the star-spangled banner is represented by a seven-room Colonial house at 114 Rosemere Ave. Built in 1941, this house has 1,788 square feet of living space including three bedrooms, one full and one-half baths, and a sun room that can double as a family room. There is a fireplace in the family room and a vaulted ceiling in the family room.
FIRECRACKER DEALS FOR THE 4TH
- RED HOUSE
ADDRESS: 497 Westport Turnpike (Route 136)
FEATURES: direct waterfront property on the Aspetuck River, proximity to the 186-acre Brett Woods Open Space, close to Newman-Poses Preserve in Westport, patios, deck, easy commuting distance, insulated windows, ceiling fans, skylights, loft, ridge vents, nearly .25 of an acre sloping lot, French doors, sliding doors, balcony, Palladian windows, stone fireplace with wood stove, well water
SCHOOLS: Burr Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High
- WHITE HOUSE
ADDRESS: 45 Geneva Terrace
FEATURES: quiet street and neighborhood, convenient to Post Road (Route 1) and I-95, walking distance to Sullivan Field, walk to downtown train station, close to public transportation, near to beach/Long Island Sound, off street and on street parking, vinyl siding, gas heat, privacy hedges, 0.19 of an acre level parcel
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
CONTACT: Terrence Keegan of Fairfield County Real Estate at 203-259-9999
- BLUE HOUSE
ADDRESS: 114 Rosemere Avenue, Fairfield
FEATURES: on a cul-de-sac in the Stratfield neighborhood, sun porch, large backyard, patio, fireplace, built-in bookshelves, ceiling fans, bay/bow windows in living and dining rooms, built-in china cabinet, office, hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpeting, eat-in kitchen, plenty of possibilities, playroom, great for entertaining, 0.3 of an acre level and sloping property, walk-up attic, attic fan
SCHOOLS: Stratfield Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High