On the Market: This 4,483-square-foot Fairfield house boarders preserved land
FAIRFIELD — It’s always a good time to consider making a move into the whited washed brick and buttercream yellow colonial house at 330 11 O’clock Road in the northern end of Fairfield, and its next family will have a great time here.
This property of just over two acres has its own tennis court and Gunite in-ground swimming pool; a great oasis in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood. The pool contains salt water rather than the traditional chlorine. These types of pools are not completely chlorine-free but they require much less maintenance and they are also considered more eco-friendly.
Augmenting this residential property’s own recreational amenities is the Connecticut Audubon Society and Larsen Sanctuary, which are less than a mile away. According to the www.ctaudubon.org website “The property features streams, ponds, forest, and fields that are managed for their diverse plant and animal communities. There are seven miles of trails and boardwalks with interpretive signage, including the Chiboucas Special Use Trail.”
This 4,483-square-foot house was built in 1967 and has been updated. Its formal rooms and informal spaces are seamlessly interwoven to accommodate day-to-day living and entertaining. The entertaining is extended to the spacious backyard, where there is a large wood deck that can be accessed from the family room, kitchen and mudroom. Positioned at one end of the deck is a large hot tub.
Tall, mature trees and attractive shrubbery dot the landscaped grounds. There is a long fieldstone wall that runs along the front of the property and a semi-circular driveway partially lined in Belgium block. A long covered front porch has eight columns and a bluestone floor. The front door opens into the foyer, which has a marble tile floor arranged in a subtle pattern.
The front gallery, which has three closets — each with French doors, leads into the formal living room. It has a vaulted ceiling, a floor-to-ceiling red brick fireplace, and a Palladium window. The office has a green marble fireplace with a cherry surround and the hardwood floor is stained in a dark green to match it. There are also cherry paneled walls and built-in bookshelves. On the other side of the foyer the formal dining room has wainscoting on the lower walls and a decorative medallion in the ceiling.
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A half bath features a textured grass cloth wall covering in a herringbone pattern. Beyond this bath is a built-in desk area with cabinetry and entry into the kitchen and the family room, which has a cathedral ceiling, floor-to-ceiling red brick fireplace, and two skylights. French doors lead into the sunroom, which has a vaulted ceiling and a coral-colored brick floor in a modified herringbone pattern.
The kitchen has an eat-in area with a banquette, double stainless sinks, and a beverage refrigerator. There is lots of counter space topped with green marble; one part of which is two-tiered creating a breakfast bar. Appliances include an Electrolux Icon six-burner range with a pot filler.
In the mudroom there is a built-in seat, cabinetry, and a full bath with a limestone counter and marble mosaic tile floor. The backsplash in the shower comprises elongated glass subway tiles. This wing of the house also has a room that could be a guest or au pair bedroom.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 330 11 O’clock Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
FEATURES: tennis court, 2.05-acre level and fully fenced property, proximity to the Connecticut Audubon Center and Larsen Sanctuary, Gunite in-ground salt water swimming pool, pool house, hot tub, generator, gazebo, deck, sprinkler system, playground, audio system, one fireplace, some window treatments, in-law/au pair suite, two-car garage, full partially finished basement, attic, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Burr Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 25.45 mills
On the second floor there are five bedrooms and two hall baths. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, sitting area, and a sliding door to a private balcony. The master bath features a marble floor in a basket-weave pattern, a soaking tub, large shower, skylight, and a double vanity with a honed marble counter. There are two walk-in closets and a dressing room with a sink.
In the finished basement there are several rooms and a full bath. One has a built-in desk and bookshelves.