FAIRFIELD — On the southern side of the Post Road (Route 1) in the Southport section of Fairfield there is a street with the distinction of having one of the oldest houses in town. The red pre-Revolutionary saltbox on Oxford Road dates back to 1702.
By contrast, on another local street north of the Post Road, not far from Oxford Road, there is a modern day colonial saltbox that pays homage to that particular house style of three centuries ago. The gray house at 809 Cedar Road shares little else in common with its early cousin. Distinguished local builder Jeff Tallman was not looking backward in 1999 when he constructed this house. Rather, he clearly anticipated the future lifestyle of the modern family.