On the Market / Fairfield home is a permanent vacation
Published 12:00 am, Friday, February 16, 2018
FAIRFIELD — Boredom will never find those who live in the lower Greenfield Hill estate at 115 Mine Hill Road. This property packs a wealth of living, entertaining, and recreational amenities into its two-acres.
The resort-like setting, only 2.7 miles away from downtown Fairfield and the train station, seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living including a lighted tennis court, a Gunite in-ground swimming pool, a four season pool house, terraces, patios, and an outdoor fireplace. And that’s just on the beautifully manicured grounds.
This 7,513-square-foot house was built in 2006, and while that is not very old it has undergone additional work to bring this structure to the next level. Its design was well thought out to give it classically elegant formal rooms and comfortable casual spaces that flow openly from one to the other.
Stone pillars topped with lanterns mark the entrance to the property. A long driveway with ample parking leads to the attached three-car garage and a bluestone path to the wide wrap-around covered front porch. A secondary driveway leads to the tennis court. French doors open to the sizable two-story entry hall. Inside there are over-sized windows, four more fireplaces, and five bedrooms, all with walk-in closets. To enhance entertaining there is a wet bar, and on the finished lower level there is a fitness room.
To the left of the foyer is the formal living room, which has a door to the side portion of the wrap-around porch. To the right is the formal dining room. Both rooms have wainscoting on the lower walls. From the living room step into the family room, where there is a stone fireplace flanked by built-in shelving and cabinetry. French doors separate the living room from the family room but the latter is open to the cavernous gourmet kitchen separated only by half walls, cabinetry and columns.
The dining room has a tray ceiling. The butler’s pantry features glass-front cabinets with interior lighting, under cabinet lighting, a wine refrigerator, sink/wet bar, and dishwasher drawer. In the kitchen there is a large center island topped in granite with a breakfast bar for three, granite counters, a built-in desk area, large walk-in pantry, breakfast room/sun room, and recently rejuvenated white cabinetry. High-end stainless appliances include a Viking Professional six-burner range with a grill, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and two Fisher and Paykel dishwashers.
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The mudroom has five cubbies with storage above and below, a built-in bench, a large corkboard for family messages and photos, and a door to the side yard by the garage. The half bath has shiplap on the walls and a one-inch-by-one-inch slate tile floor. This wing of the house also has the rear stairs and a large den or library with a marble fireplace, a wall of built-in bookshelves, plantation shutters, wainscoting on the lower walls, and a door to a covered patio.
On the second floor there is a built-in window seat with storage drawers. Deep crown molding runs the length of the long hallway. The five bedrooms are on this level. In the master suite wing there is a marble fireplace, tray ceiling, two sitting areas, a large dressing room, and a door to a private balcony. The master bath features a double vanity with a make-up counter, corner jetted tub, frameless glass shower, and a water closet. The enormous wrap-around walk-in closet has custom built-ins and organizers.
The walk-up attic offers a large amount of storage and additional space that could be finished. The walk-out lower level is well lit by natural light from large windows and features the fitness room, billiards and game area, a media area with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a wall of built-in shelves and lower cabinets, and a half bath. French doors lead to the backyard.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 115 Mine Hill Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
FEATURES: 2.01-acre level and fenced property, lighted tennis court, Gunite in-ground swimming pool, four season guest/pool house, five fireplaces including one outdoors, wet bar, wrap-around covered front porch, generator, fitness room, balcony, exterior lighting, underground sprinkler system, patios, stone walls, professional landscaping, central vacuuming system, front and rear staircases, double-pane storm windows, wood shingle roof, full finished basement, walk-up attic, ridge vents, natural gas heating system, attached three-car garage, only 2.7 miles to town and train, five bedrooms, five full and three half baths
SCHOOLS: Dwight Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 25.82 mills
Outside, the pool house has a full bath, changing room, a stackable washer and dryer area, and a gathering room with French doors that open to a patio and the pool. There is a cabana/storage area by the tennis court as well.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact William Raveis Real Estate, Denise Walsh and Jessica Walsh of William Raveis Real Estate; Denise at 203-650-1583 or email@example.com and Jessica at 617-501-5320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.