FAIRFIELD — A modest ranch house once stood at 140 Towne House Road in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood. That one-level house was originally built in 1961.

The family that purchased this property in 1985 had a grander vision for it. They expanded the footprint, gave it a second story and sophisticated architectural and décor touches, transforming it into a 3,756-square-foot clapboard colonial with quality custom detailing, craftsmanship, and lots of natural light. They meticulously cared for the home’s interior and gave the same amount of care to the level property of just over two acres. They also installed on the property a putting green and sand trap, a 95-square-foot greenhouse and potting shed, and a large perennial garden protected with deer fencing. The garden is large enough to accommodate flowering perennials and vegetables. To the lush landscape they added their own touches as well including blueberry bushes and specimen plantings.

Those who enjoy golfing and gardening may also enjoy hiking and birdwatching. Since this house is within walking distance to the Connecticut Audubon Society and the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary the next owners can engage in those activities as often as their time allows. After hiking or working in the garden the residents can clean up in their outdoor shower. This house is also within easy walking distance of Burr Elementary School, and for commuters this location is only minutes from the Merritt Parkway.

From the driveway, which has ample parking for guests, there is a slate path along the front of the house which accesses a covered casual entrance and the formal front entrance. The front door, framed by sidelights and a transom, opens into the sizable foyer. The comfortable living room has a marble fireplace, paneling on the lower walls, and skylights. This room looks over the manicured yard. The formal dining room has a fireplace and a wall of built-in shelving for displays of culinary ware and cook books. This room could also double as an office or study because the eat-in kitchen is so spacious, and with today’s more casual lifestyle dining rooms are more often used only on holidays or special occasions.

In the kitchen the features include a large center island with a breakfast bar, cherry cabinets, granite counters and backsplash, a built-in china hutch, a Thermador Professional six-burner cooktop with grill, a warming drawer, and large window looking to the outdoor entertaining area. The hardwood kitchen floor has a hand-painted diamond pattern, and there is a skylight with blinds and its window opens. The mudroom has a heated limestone floor, a half bath, laundry area, a door to the front of the property, and a door to the slate patio with a stone sitting wall and the wood deck in the backyard. The mudroom also provides access into the attached two-car garage.

Because this house was originally a ranch there is a wing with three first floor bedrooms including the master suite. The owners who expanded the house also expanded the marble master bath, creating a relaxing retreat area complete with an exercise and yoga space, a sitting area and a door to the deck, where there is a hot tub. The master bath has a steam shower and jetted tub.

The upper level has wall-to-wall carpeting, a full bath, and the potential for three more bedrooms. The fourth bedroom is on this level and there is an office, which could be used as an au pair room. Then there is a large bonus room with flexible use as a family room, billiard or game or recreation room, playroom, or a large home office. It has a wall of built-in bookshelves and cabinets.

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The unfinished basement does have a workshop area with a utility sink.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Kelly Higgins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-650-3483 or Kelly.Higgins@coldwellbankermoves.com.

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TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 140 Towne House Road

PRICE: $975,000


FEATURES: 2.03-acre level parcel, putting green, two fireplaces, proximity to the Connecticut Audubon Society and the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary, convenient to Merritt Parkway, instant hot water tap, wood deck, fruit trees, blueberry bushes, specimen plantings, garden area, professionally landscaped, green house/potting shed, outdoor shower, hot tub, stone patio, storm doors, skylights, attached two-car garage with two closets, ceiling fans, attic, attic fan, ridge vents, stone wall, partial unfinished walk-out basement, numerous closets and other storage, four bedrooms, three full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Burr Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High

ASSESSMENT: $634,760

TAX RATE: 25.82 mills

TAXES: $16,390