On the Market / House in the Southport Chase development hits the market
FAIRFIELD — The Southport Chase development includes the unusually shaped Flintlock Road, a long U-shaped street that ends in two separate cul-de-sacs.
The configuration of this street creates a quiet neighborhood in which there is very little traffic. It is not a through-street so the only people who travel this road are the residents who live there. On this road there is a colonial at 400 Flintlock Road. Its residents enjoy their level property of just over half an acre and they appreciate its convenient location in the Southport section of town on the north side of Post Road (Route 1). This house is just 1.5 mile from the village of Southport and the Southport train station as well as shopping and restaurants in the village and along the Post Road.
Additionally, this house is not far from the Acorn Lane Upland Preserve, which is managed by the Aspetuck Land Trust. This nature preserve “is mostly uplands with an intermittent stream running though it on the north side. Follow the yellow trail to the much larger Fairfield Mill Hill Open Space (34 acres) which protects the Sasco Creek watershed … This is a great preserve to take an adventurous hike in the heart of Fairfield,” according to the land trust website.
This 3,752-square-foot house is perfect for homebodies as well. It was built in 1993 and has an easy, well thought out, naturally flowing floor plan. The great room has the home’s only fireplace and it is the perfect place to curl up and read a book, watch television or play board games. As the weather warms and the region welcomes spring the owners of this house will have the chance to spend time on their sprawling wood deck.
The driveway, lined in Belgium block, leads to the attached two-car garage, the bay to each door topped in a keystone, It also leads to a bluestone path, also lined in Belgium block, that goes to the covered front entrance of this cream colored stucco house. Its façade features white trim, decorative arched millwork over the windows, and cornerstones at both ends that go from bottom to top. The front door, flanked by sidelights, opens into the two-story foyer.
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To the left is the formal living room and to the right is an office with two walls of built-in bookshelves that the current owners have cleverly converted into a children’s playroom. Because it has two built-in desk areas it could double as a homework station. The living and formal dining rooms are separated only by two columns. The sizable eat-in kitchen features a center island with an ogee-edged granite counter and a breakfast bar for two. The perimeter counters are also ogee-edged but in Corian. There is a patterned ceramic tile backsplash and stainless appliances.
Off the kitchen there is a mudroom and laundry room with built-in cubbies with storage above and below, cabinets and a sink. Between the kitchen and great room the eat-in area has a door to the deck. There are skylights and a vaulted ceiling in the great room and the rear staircase to the second floor where there are four bedrooms, each with wall-to-wall carpeting. French doors open to the spacious master suite, which has a large sitting area, a large walk-in closet with organizers, and a spa-like master bath with a double vanity, ceiling fan, and claw-foot soaking tub. The house has the potential to add an au pair or fifth bedroom and another full bathroom.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 400 Flintlock Road
FEATURES: 0.55-acre level property, wood deck, exterior lighting, only minutes to Southport Village and downtown Fairfield, easy commute to the Southport train station, one fireplace, rear staircase, skylights, hardwood floors throughout, nine-foot ceilings, community association, attic, full partially finished basement, attached two-car garage, proximity to the Acorn Lane Upland Preserve, four bedrooms, three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High School
MILL RATE: 25.82 mills
HOA FEE: $225 (annually)
The finished basement has new wall-to-wall carpeting and plenty of space for a game, exercise, or media room, as well as storage. There is also a full bath with a shower. A second room has vinyl flooring and could be a recreation room.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Julie Vanderblue of The Vanderblue Team/Higgins Group Real Estate at 203-257-6994 or email@example.com.