On the Market: Lovers Lane house is newly constructed romance
Updated 9:55 am, Friday, February 10, 2017
FAIRFIELD — With a street name like Lovers Lane, those who live there can celebrate romance every day of the year. The owners of the newly constructed modern colonial farmhouse at 219 Lovers Lane will be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic meal in the home’s gourmet kitchen, or they can travel to one of the many local restaurants.
The white house with 3,750-square-feet of living space is in the University neighborhood, making it close to everything, including shops and restaurants along Post Road (Route 1) in one direction and Black Rock Turnpike in the other. It sits on a 0.3-acre level and partially fenced property in a close-knit neighborhood, where Holland Hill Elementary School is within easy walking distance.
Turn into the paved driveway lined in Belgium block to this house with its white James Hardie-brand, maintenance-free board siding with a 30-year non-prorated warranty and signature black trim around windows. Walk up the paving stone path to the covered front porch with Trex decking.
The house was thoughtfully designed and built in 2016 by Norwalk-based Favorite Homes, and it was given interesting textures and architecturally attractive elements that make this home one-of-a-kind. The builders creatively used shiplap paneling on some walls and ceilings, and vintage reclaimed woods to provide sculptural elements to the clean-lined transitional space, which is best described as casually elegant.
It has an open concept floor plan that offers flexible living. The rooms on the first floor are open, one to the other, and are really interchangeable. With its attractive staging, the formal dining room is accessed right as one opens the front door. The formal living room is at the back of the house, next to the eat-in area of the gourmet kitchen. But they could be reversed in this great room, which comprises the two spaces.
Wainscoting covers the lower portion of the walls in the living and dining rooms, the ceilings are coffered, and the hardwood floor comprises wide planks. Deep pediments are found above the doors and windows throughout the house.
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The dining room has polished nickel wall sconces. In the living room, there is a floor-to-ceiling stacked stone gas fireplace. Between the living room and eat-in kitchen is an open butler’s pantry/wet bar with wood beams, marble counter, sink, glass-front cabinets, wine cooler and a built-in wine rack. The eat-in area has a featured wall of reclaimed wood. French doors open to the backyard.
In the kitchen, there is a center island topped in Carrara marble, a large stainless farm sink with a pot-filler, a Viking Professional six-burner range, and a Viking refrigerator with French doors. Off the kitchen is a back hall with access to an office, full bath, walk-in pantry and mudroom, which has a side door to the front porch and another door to the two-car attached garage. The mudroom has built-in cubbies, bench and coat hooks. If not needed as an office, this room is the fifth bedroom. The other four are on the second floor.
The open staircase to second floor leads to the enormous master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets, polished nickel sconces, wainscoting on the lower portion of three walls and one contrasting accent wall that is entirely paneled. The luxurious master bath has a marble counter on the double vanity and a basket-weave pattern on the marble floor. It has a free-standing soaking tub, a linear drain in the frameless glass shower enclosure, and Bluetooth speaker with remote control.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: Modern colonial farmhouse, new construction
ADDRESS: 219 Lovers Lane
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FEATURES: new construction, open floor plan, 0.3-acre level and partially fenced property, exterior lighting, bluestone patio, covered porch, one fireplace, wet bar, easy access to I-95, convenient to shopping and restaurants, walking distance to Fairfield University and the Metro-North train station, gas hot air heat, two-car attached garage, full unfinished basement, attic, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Holland Hill Elementary, Fairfield Woods Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
ASSESSMENT: not set yet (new construction)
TAX RATE: 25.45 mills
TAXES: not set yet (new construction)
One of the other bedrooms is en suite and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Two bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath. The unfinished third floor, if finished, would provide an additional 1,000 square feet of living space.
There will be an open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Kathie Sierras of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-556-7204 or firstname.lastname@example.org