On the market: Fairfield split level fully updated for today
Updated 3:16 pm, Friday, March 25, 2016
FAIRFIELD — The split-level style house at 29 Daves Lane and its white picket fence are reminiscent of the times when the house was built. But don’t be fooled. This house, built in 1957, has undergone renovations and updates that provide effectively provides for today’s lifestyle.
While some people think the time for split levels has passed the floor plan of this house just may change their mind. Many split-level houses have only three staggered floors. This structure, however, features five levels, creating several separate wings and assures residents they can enjoy privacy.
Not only is the configuration of the house something worth considering. So is its location. The house sits on a level parcel of just over a quarter-acre — a generous size for the neighborhood, the section of Southport north of Post Road (Route 1). It is within walking distance of Southport Village, Southport Harbor, the Southport Railroad Station and Pequot Library, and has convenient access to Interstate 95 and shops along the Post Road in Fairfield and neighboring Westport.
The front of the beige house with white trim and black shutters is attractively landscaped with a masonry garden, flower beds with perennials, an open lawn are, and a bluestone path lined in Belgium block leading to the front porch and door, which is topped with dentil molding.
Because the house is situated on the property closer to the street there is more room to enjoy in the backyard, which has a small bluestone patio and larger red-brick patio.
Inside, the 21-by-13-foot living room has a red-brick, wood-burning fireplace with a mantel that repeats the dentil molding design. Also on this first level is the dining room and kitchen. The dining room has a door to the 27-by-10-foot sunroom, which has new glass patio doors and screens. This room can also be accessed from the kitchen, where there is an eat-in area, ceramic tile backsplash in a modern pattern, ceramic tile floor and Samsung refrigerator.
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Step up to the next level, which holds three of the home’s four bedrooms. All three are the same size at 14 by 13 feet. One of them is en suite and the other two share a hall bath. One room is currently used as an office. It has hardwood flooring under its wall-to-wall carpeting.
On the third level the only room is the master bedroom suite, giving it complete privacy.
There are two lower levels. The first contains the family room. It features wall-to-wall carpeting, built-in bookshelves and wood paneling on the lower walls. There is also a half bath on this level.
The lowest level has two finished rooms, one of which has built-in bookshelves and lower cabinets, and a large mechanical room with ample storage. The first finished room contains a wall of three closets and a laundry area.
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TYPE: Split level
ADDRESS: 29 Daves Lane
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FEATURES: walking distance to Southport Harbor and Southport train station, easy access to I-95 and Post Road (Route 1), 0.27-acre level property, fully fenced backyard, one fireplace, large rebuilt sunroom, gas heat and central air conditioning, insulated windows, play room, all window treatments, two patios — one rebuilt in 2016, shed, newer exterior vinyl siding, interior professionally painted in October 2015, professionally landscaped, walk-up attic, two-car attached garage, four bedrooms; three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Roger Ludlowe Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 24.79 mills