A newly constructed Nantucket-style Colonial at 282 James St. in the shoreline neighborhood offers a bit of everything, from proximity to Long Island Sound and local beaches to easy access to the train station and Interstate 95, as well as downtown and all the shops and restaurants in the Post Road business district.

This close-knit neighborhood also has Veres Street Park, which is only steps away from the Nantucket gray-colored house with cedar shakes exterior siding. So when children tire of playing in their own backyard they can enjoy activities in the park.

Completed in 2015, this 3,550-square-foot house sits on a 0.17-acre level and partially fenced property. It was designed to meet modern-day homeowners' desire for flexibility, providing the option of using rooms according to need or whim. So, feel free to play musical chairs ... and tables and lamps and draperies.

The layout includes a formal living room off the good-sized entrance foyer. While it is logically the place for a living room, it is also next to the gourmet kitchen so it could be used as the formal dining room.

What was designated in the blueprints as a large family room over the two-car attached garage could easily be used as a living room. And the great room -- a spacious area that comprises the kitchen and another family area -- also has a generous eat-in area that could work as a more casual, open dining room.

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The house is casually elegant, and while that might sound like a contradiction, the architectural details and millwork support that description. The intended living room has a floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace, vaulted ceiling, a long built-in window seat with storage beneath it, and a wet bar with a stainless sink, marble counter and wine refrigerator.

Kitchen features include a large center island with thick Carrera marble counter, breakfast bar, large rectangular stainless sink, subway-style glass tile backsplash, a walk-in pantry and hardwood floor. Among the high-end appliances are a Thermador refrigerator and six-burner range, and a Sharp microwave pull-out drawer.

The area that could be used as a family room has a marble fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. The mudroom has bead board on the lower walls, built-in bench, a tile floor that resembles wood, and built-in upper and lower storage cubbies. There is a door to the backyard and patio and access to the garage from the mudroom.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Nantucket-style Colonial
ADDRESS: 282 James St.
PRICE: $1,299,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FEATURES: water community, walk to beaches, walking distance to downtown Fairfield and train station, proximity to I-95 and Post Road (Route 1), steps from Veres Street Park, close-knit neighborhood, wet bar, two fireplaces, 0.17-acre level and partially fenced property, porch, tank-less hot water, walk-up attic, gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, numerous closets and storage spaces throughout, backyard featuring block patio and sodded property, zoned central air conditioning and gas heating, four bedrooms, three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Roger Sherman Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
ASSESSMENT: New construction; not determined yet
TAX RATE: 24.4 mills
TAXES: Not determined

On the second floor are three bedrooms. The master suite has a 9-foot ceiling, large marble bath with double vanity, soaking tub, good-size marble shower and a walk-in closet. The third floor contains another bedroom, half bath and a bonus room that could be a media or play room, or an office.

There will be an open house at the property on Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Stacey Kane DiDio of Coldwell Banker at 203-913-9253 or email her at stacey.didio@cbmoves.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Nantucket-style Colonial

ADDRESS: 282 James St.

PRICE: $1,299,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9

FEATURES: water community, walk to beaches, walking distance to downtown Fairfield and train station, proximity to I-95 and Post Road (Route 1), steps from Veres Street Park, close-knit neighborhood, wet bar, two fireplaces, 0.17-acre level and partially fenced property, porch, tank-less hot water, walk-up attic, gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, numerous closets and storage spaces throughout, backyard featuring block patio and sodded property, zoned central air conditioning and gas heating, four bedrooms, three full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Roger Sherman Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High

ASSESSMENT: New construction; not determined yet

TAX RATE: 24.4 mills

TAXES: Not determined