FAIRFIELD — The Arbor Day Foundation invites people to “plant, nurture, and celebrate trees,” and that mission is showcased on the last Friday of April every year. Christmas trees are unusual in that they are planted with the intention of cutting them down. But they are generally recycled, returning to the earth and nourishing the soil.
The contemporary house at 73 Christmas Tree Lane was also “recycled,” and there is no arguing this house nourishes the soul. The house contains 4,088 square feet of understated elegance. It was built in 1969 and in 2013 it underwent a major renovation and second floor addition; the result is a house that is virtually new. It has a new roof, new hardwood floors throughout, new front porch, new driveway lined in Belgium block, new bluestone patio, new windows in two rooms and other spaces, and new landscaping. And that’s just a partial list of all the new features, which goes on for three pages. This house is like the Christmas gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.