On the Market / Southport town house a walk to train and beach
FAIRFIELD — New Year’s resolutions come and go, usually by the end of January, but for those who are firm in their resolve to find a nearly maintenance-free residence close to local amenities, they need not look further than the town house at 75 Southport Green in Fairfield’s Southport section, a colonial seaport steeped in fascinating history.
This end unit is one of 24 town houses in the complex, which is only blocks from Southport Village, Southport Harbor and Southport Beach. Within easy walking distance is the Southport Metro-North train station and picturesque Pequot Library. Interstate 95 and the Post Road (Route 1) are also only minutes away. If losing weight or getting in better physical shape is on the list of resolutions, the new three-floor Equinox fitness club is open on Old Post Road, within easy walking distance.
The residence is mere steps from some of the most popular restaurants in the area, including the casually elegant Delamar Hotel with its acclaimed Artisan Restaurant, and the more rustic Grey Goose Cafe.
Built in 2006, the white clapboard house with dark green shutters has 2,809 square feet of living space on three finished levels with possibilities on the top level to create a recreation room or work-out area, a playroom, media room, office or use it for storage, as there is no basement to speak of. Then again, there is plenty of storage available in this house.
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Outside, a buffer of landscaping and the detached two-car garage combine to create a courtyard-like quiet and private outdoor space with a bluestone patio and attractive perennial gardens including holly bushes, arborvitae and hydrangea.
The front of the house has a long covered porch. There is a transom above the front door, which opens into the foyer of the light-filled residence. The formal living and dining rooms are open to each other. Both rooms have 10-foot ceilings and tall windows topped with transoms. There is a fireplace in the living room, and the dining room has a coffered ceiling.
In the spacious custom kitchen the features include a center island/breakfast bar, granite counters, Klaff cabinets, nickel-plated fixtures, and white ceramic subway tile backsplash. High-end appliances include a Wolf six-burner range and Sub-Zero refrigerator.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 75 Southport Green
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FEATURES: water community, easy walk to Southport Harbor and Southport Village, easy walk to Metro-North Southport train station, convenient to I-95 and Post Road (Route 1), community association, end unit, level property, one fireplace, exterior lighting, covered front porch, attic, detached two-car garage, zoned natural gas heat, basement crawl space, three bedrooms, three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 26.59 mills
*HOA FEE: $605
*Association fee includes grounds maintenance, property management, and insurance
There is also an open sitting area with a wall of built-in bookshelves and a door to the backyard. Rounding out the first floor is a laundry room and half bath.
On the second floor there are three bedrooms, all with their own walk-in closet. The master bedroom and one other are en suite.
The other can access a bath directly across the hall. The marble master bath features a jetted tub, shower and a vanity with two sinks. On the third floor there is wall-to-wall carpeting.
For information or an appointment to see the house, contact Richard Higgins Jr. of Higgins Group Real Estate at 203-520-5356 or richard@