On the market: Sasco Hill villa exudes style
Updated 9:46 am, Sunday, September 6, 2015
Some people have likened the property at 753 Sasco Hill Road to one in the Bahamas, while others have said it reminds them of Palm Beach. And a few think it has a European feel.
Whatever the imagined destination, this house will transport its residents and visitors to another place or time. Past or present, it’s worth the trip.
The cream-colored stucco house with white shutters was built in 1925 as a classic French villa in the Sasco Hill neighborhood of the Southport section of town, and was later reimagined by renowned Fairfield architect Cameron Clark, who put his signature on several other Sasco Hill estates.
There is 6,274 square feet of living space in the main house, which has 12 rooms. There is a separate apartment that includes three bedrooms, a living room and kitchenette, which could serve as a guest house, in-law apartment or staff quarters.
The nearly one-acre grounds include a 20-by-40-foot in-ground Gunite swimming pool is surrounded by manicured boxwood hedges with the access point marked by a white picket gate.
An ample patterned brick driveway and bluestone path lead to the front entrance, with sidelights and a transom, into the front-to-back center hall. At the back of that foyer are French doors, topped with an arched transom, that open to the backyard. The formal living room is double-size and features chair railing and the first of the home’s three fireplaces. Between the living room and library is a wet bar. The library also has a fireplace, coffered ceiling and built-in bookshelves that flank the French doors to the bluestone patio.
The large formal dining room has a bump-out bay wall with floor-to-ceiling window panes that allow for attractive views of the landscaped grounds, which include a wall adorned with flowering cascading over it, many rubrum lilies and blue hydrangea shrubs. The family room has a fireplace and views of the courtyard and koi pond, which has a fountain.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: French villa-style
ADDRESS: 753 Sasco Hill Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12 in main house, plus separate apartment
AMENITIES: walk to the waterfront, seasonal views of Southport Harbor and Long Island Sound, in-ground Gunite swimming pool, cabana, heated solarium, .95 of an acre level property, wet bar, separate apartment with three bedrooms, courtyard, koi pond with fountain, terrace, bluestone patio, balcony, attic, media room, some window treatments, front and rear staircases, professionally landscaped grounds, nursery, workshop, three fireplaces, gas heat, six bedrooms, five full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 24.79 mills
In the gourmet kitchen features include the butler’s pantry, black granite counters, ceramic tile flooring, white tile backsplash with decorative tiles interspersed throughout, bead board ceiling, high-end appliances and an eat-in area with a door to the patio.
Rounding out the first floor is the heated solarium with green ceramic tile flooring and three sets of multi-paned windows and doors and arched transoms that access grounds.
On the second floor the sizable and sunny master bedroom suite has decorative picture frame paneling on the walls, a tall ceiling, sitting room and a dressing room. There are his-and-hers master baths — his with combination tub and shower with marble mosaic tile, hers with a soaking tub. There are five bedrooms in all on this floor. Two more bedrooms share a renovated bath with marble mosaic floor and balcony that traverses the side and front of the house.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact and Patti McGovern of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-820-1994 or email her at Patti.McGovern@coldwellbankermoves.com.