On the Market: Rare new construction in Fairfield
Published 12:00 am, Saturday, October 15, 2016
Construction has been underway in this development for the last couple of years. Several houses have already sold and families are living there. When completed, this development will have 18 luxury houses, all of which are on one-plus-acre lots, and convenient to local amenities. The neighborhood is just minutes away from Southport Harbor, Southport and downtown Fairfield train stations, Interstate 95, retail stores and restaurants. Mill Hill Elementary School is within easy walking distance. Westport’s east end shops and restaurants are also easily accessible from this location.
The white clapboard Colonial house with dark shutters at 141 Southport Terrace was built in 2015. It sits on a 1.01-acre level corner lot bordering Carriage Drive. It has 12 rooms and about 4,200 square feet of living space. The full, finished walk-out basement provides another 872 square feet of space. Its front entrance is flanked by sidelights and opens into the spacious foyer from which the formal living and dining rooms are accessed.
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The living room has a marble fireplace and a door to an office with built-in shelving and lower cabinets. The dining room has wainscoting on the lower walls. There is detailed millwork and molding around the doors and entryways from one room into the next.
Between the dining room and kitchen is a butler’s pantry with marble counter, glass-front cabinets, a sink and beverage refrigerator. The kitchen has a long center island topped with Carrera marble, hardwood floor, white subway tile backsplash, and a built-in desk area with built-in shelving and cork board. Appliances include a six-burner Thermador range and double wall ovens, and a Thermador refrigerator. In the eat-in area or breakfast nook of the kitchen there are French doors to the Trex deck. In the family room there is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with a raised hearth and French doors to the same deck.
Off the kitchen is a mudroom, which has a slate floor, wood-paneled walls, a built-in bench with storage above and beneath, and a row of coat hooks. The mudroom also has a half bath, walk-in closet, access to the attached three-car garage, and a side door with sidelights that accesses the front yard between the main house and the garage.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Colonial, new construction
ADDRESS: 141 Southport Terrace
FEATURES: new construction, community association, 1.01-acre property, distant Long Island Sound views, easy walk to Mill Hill School, insulated windows,
central vacuuming system, balcony/deck,
exterior lighting, butler’s pantry, two fireplaces, convenient to Southport train station and other local amenities, attic, full finished walk-out basement, three-car attached garage, gas heat, five bedrooms and four full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High School
MILL RATE: 25.45 mills
ASSOCIATION FEE: $60
On the second floor there are three bedrooms. The master suite has a walk-in closet with organizers and a marble bath. Its floor is arranged in a basket-weave pattern, and it has a double vanity, soaking tub and shower stall. The other two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill-style marble bath. There are two more bedrooms on the finished third floor and they also have a shared bath.
The basement has wall-to-wall carpeting, a full bath, and three rooms that have flexible use. One of the rooms has French doors to the backyard.
The property at 70 Meadow Ridge Road has 1.17 acres of land and is on the market for $650,000. The 1.09-acre property at 40 Meadow Ridge Road is available for $699,000. This is an opportunity to customize, design and build on these lots with the builder and developer or select your own. The development is equipped with city water, sewer and gas.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Julie Vanderblue of the Vanderblue Team, and Erica Acheychek, both of Higgins Group Real Estate, Vanderblue at 203-254-9000 or email@example.com and Acheychek at 646-303-0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.