There is no pear tree in the backyard of the Colonial at 91 Partridge Lane in Fairfield, although it does have other attractive landscape features. Still, on the First Day of Christmas this home would make a great gift.

This newly constructed house was built this year by Fairfield-based Pinnacle Peak, on a parcel of nearly a quarter-acre within walking distance to downtown, the train station, local schools and recreational facilities. Birchbrook Park and Perry’s Mill Pond are just down the street in the neighborhood that includes Doreen Drive and Pell Meadow Drive, feeding into Mill Plain Road.

The 3,000-square-foot house was built to include 9-foot-plus ceilings, wide-board white oak hardwood flooring, extensive custom millwork throughout, numerous built-in shelves and cabinets in several rooms, and custom shelving in all closets.

Enter from the covered front porch, through the door flanked by frosted-glass sidelights and into the spacious foyer. The formal living and dining rooms both have wainscoting on the lower portion of the walls. Sliding pocket doors, with multiple panes of glass, separate the living and dining rooms as well as the dining and family or great rooms. The dining room also has a coffered ceiling.

In the family room there is a fieldstone fireplace and on either side are built-in shelves and doors to the tumbled brick patio and level, fenced backyard. The ceiling is beamed. Above the fireplace is an area on the wall that is set up for a television. Off the family room is an office, or study, with built-in shelves, lower cabinets and pocket doors to provide privacy.

In the gourmet kitchen features include a pantry, eat-in area, long rectangular stainless sink and long center island topped in Carrera marble with a breakfast bar. The counters are also Carrera marble. The high-end appliances include a Wolf 36-inch, four-burner cooktop with griddle and custom Broan hood, GE Profile double wall-mounted ovens and 42-inch refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher with custom paneling.

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The over-sized mudroom has a separate entry. It also has bead board on the lower walls, a built-in bench, two closets, cubbies and access to the two-car attached garage. There is also a half bath with Carrera marble flooring in a herringbone pattern.

On the second floor there are four bedrooms, two en suite and two that share a Jack-and-Jill-style bath with ceramic honeycomb-patterned floor and double marble vanity. The master bedroom suite features his-and-hers walk-in closets and the same double-height crown molding and 6-inch shoe molding found on the first floor. The large marble, spa master bath has a long double vanity, deep soaking tub, shower stall, separate water closet and custom mirror system.

The full, finished lower level gives the house an additional 800 square feet of living space. It has wall-to-wall carpeting in the large playroom and a full bath with a marble floor in a basket weave pattern. A Bilco door provides access to the side yard. The high-energy gas furnace has a built-in humidifier.

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House of the Week

TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial, new construction

ADDRESS: 91 Partridge Lane

PRICE: $1,189,900


FEATURES: new construction; only a mile from downtown train station; walking distance to Birchbrook Park and Perry’s Mill Pond; close to elementary, middle and high schools; 0.22-acre level property; Thermopane windows; tumbled brick patio; one fieldstone gas-fueled fireplace; rear and side cedar privacy fencing; large finished lower level with full bathroom; pull-down attic stairs; natural gas heat and hot water; environmentally-friendly hot water heater; pre-wired for cable and Internet; four bedrooms, four full and one half baths

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

ASSESSMENT: to be determined (new construction)

TAX RATE: 24.79 mills

TAXES: to be determined

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Vera Clark of ReMax Right Choice Real Estate at 203-605-3798 or