FAIRFIELD — The drive from the Merritt Parkway, Exit 44, up Black Rock Turnpike along the Hemlock Reservoir to the white clapboard colonial at 312 Shrub Oak Lane is a relaxing one. Stress seems to melt away with each passing second of the 1.6-mile, three-minute ride from the parkway to the house.
Once there, the relaxation continues on this 2.22-acre level property located halfway down a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac in the northernmost part of the Greenfield Hill neighborhood near the Easton border. The property is surrounded by trees, providing a private sanctuary that includes the 11-room, 5,598-square-foot house, a heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool, pool house, spa, fire pit, paving stone patio and wood deck. The tranquil setting is augmented by attractive landscaping that comprises mature shrubs and perennial gardens, which this time of year are rife with color from hydrangea, spiraea, astilbe and many other flowers.