hot property Luxurious beach living at custom-built Fairfield colonial
Imagine waking every day to the scent of sea air, the sound of waves crashing on the shore and sipping morning coffee on the balcony while overlooking the waters of Long Island Sound.
This coveted lifestyle is at hand from this sophisticated, home in the heart of the Fairfield beach area. This highly sought-after locale is renowned for its wonderful beaches and marinas, spectacular Fourth-of-July fireworks and an endless array of water-oriented activities that afford a vibrant coastal lifestyle. Residents also cherish the area’s friendly, welcoming neighborhoods and the proximity to the train station, downtown and its eclectic array of shops, and restaurants.
“We love beach living,” exclaim the current owners who chose this home because it was perfect for their needs, well-designed and built, with spectacular views and beach access.
Now, a new opportunity awaits for the next family to discover the exceptional lifestyle that is at hand in this refined home.
Guests are welcomed by a grand foyer, beautifully appointed with wide crown moldings and rich wall panels. The open floor plan and seamless flow allow for ease of entertaining. A spacious living room with a coffered ceiling and bay window features captivating water views.
A wall of windows and open doorway leads into the family room, adorned with a beautiful marble gas fireplace and custom mantle.
This wonderful space is open to the sun-filled gourmet eat-in kitchen. The kitchen leaves nothing to be desired among granite counters are complemented by top-of-the-line Greenfield cabinetry, Viking appliances, a six-burner stove with pot filler, Bosch double dishwashers, a raised center island and walk-in pantry. There is also a bayed breakfast nook with double doors that open to the Trex deck overlooking the property’s lush .23 acres.
Both the deck and stone patio have gas hookups which allows for grilling all year long, while the outdoor shower is wonderful for kids and guests to rinse off after a day at the beach.
A butler’s pantry makes holiday entertaining a breeze, along with the casual elegance of the dining room which overlooks Long Island Sound.
Seashell sconces and shadow box paneling line the stairs to the upper level. The expansive master suite is complete with tray ceilings and mood lighting, two walk-in closets and an expansive bay window that takes in views of the water. The luxurious master bath is complete with Carrara marble dual vanities, a private commode, exquisite tile work, glass enclosed shower with heated bench, and a free-standing pedestal tub.
There is also an en-suite bedroom with water views and two more bedrooms that share a hall bath.
A front balcony with wainscoting and French doors bathes the second floor with light and offers a tranquil spot to take in the water views or relax with a cocktail at day’s end.
“The balcony is the best place on the beach to watch the Fourth of July fireworks over Long Island Sound,” adds the owner. “We’ve also enjoyed relaxing with coffee on the balcony in the morning, and unwinding with a glass of wine in the afternoon.”
The finished third floor offers many possibilities for use as an office, bonus room, media or fifth bedroom.
“It’s a wonderful, private space to hide away and watch movies or read books on a cozy winter evening,” the owner adds.
A four-car garage with an abundance of storage rounds out this exceptional beach offering.
Listing agent: Sarah Pritchard, Snyder & Pritchard Homes, William Raveis Real Estate, (203) 414-5571, firstname.lastname@example.org