Hot Property Classic beach flair meets timeless style in Fairfield home
With spectacular views of Long Island Sound and miles of sandy beach stretched out before it, this enchanting home affords an unparalleled a beachfront lifestyle.
“‘Summer Wind’” is the ultimate beach house in the prime location of the Fairfield Beach Road peninsula,” listing agent Edie Baum said. “The location on the peninsula provides magical views and a private sandy beach on the Sound side and a private dock on the picturesque Pine Creek waterway on the other. Surrounded by multi-million dollar beachfront homes, the quality of this home surpasses most.”
Three levels of glorious living await in this exquisite five- to six-bedroom home boasting masterful craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail and high-end finishes throughout.
Custom designed with classic beach flair and timeless style, this incomparable residence is brimming with sophisticated New England coastal charm.
“It is rare to find a beach home that checks so many boxes,” co-listing agent Linda Raymond said. “The beachfront is deep and sandy with dunes, beach grass, roses, and a spacious lawn. The creekside dock keeps a boat at the ready. The property has enchanting landscaping, curved stone paths, a sprinkler system, and parking for up to 11 cars. And the house itself has all the play spaces and luxury bells and whistles one could wish for!”
The home was built by the current owners who were attracted here by the idea of raising their children on the beach. Their top two requirements were a creekside property to keep their boat readily at hand and a high elevation for storm safety.
“Some of our favorite memories here are of bonfires on the beach, watching the fireworks, cooking s’mores with the children, kayaking, paddle boarding, and beachcombing, which is all done by simply stepping outside our back door,” the owners said.
From the elegant foyer, the eye is drawn along the nautical barrel ceiling straight to the beach. Refined, yet with a comfortable seaside ambiance, the home’s open concept features a striking great room with coffered ceiling, handsome stone fireplace, Brazilian cherry floors and a wall of French doors with breathtaking vistas.
The great room is open to an adjoining living room and is ideal for entertaining or just relaxing while taking in the tranquil views.
Just off the living room, is a formal dining room with raised wall panels and water views. The great room connects to a gourmet kitchen boasting a stone floor with radiant heat, Italian Basalt countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances from Bosch, Viking, and GE Monogram. A sunny breakfast area features views of the front gardens and a French door to the covered mahogany side porch. A private library with a fireplace, wet bar, and radiant-heated floor is located away from the main living areas.
On the upper level, awake to beautiful sunrises from the dramatic master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, private sea deck, dressing room, unique interior balcony overlooking the water and a luxurious spa bath. Additional bedrooms are generously proportioned with three more bedrooms on this level and two more full baths.
The third level features a dramatic landing with window seat overlooking the front gardens. It includes a fifth bedroom with en-suite bath, that would be ideal for in-law, guest, or nanny accommodations, as well as a home gym. The family room is located above the attached garage.
On the creek side of the street sits a charming two-and-a-half-car garage with a stylish recreation room featuring a kitchenette, a vaulted ceiling and captivating creek-side views. A floating dock, sun deck and garden bed line the Pine Creek waterway.
“Life at the beach is a dream,” Baum said. “You can walk or swim on the beachfront in the morning; take a boat ride or kayak up the creek in the afternoon and have cocktails and dine on the seaside patio at sunset.”
Listing agents: Linda Raymond and Edie Baum, William Raveis Real Estate, Linda.Raymond@raveis.com, (203) 912-4440, EdieBaum@opton
line.net, (203) 895-1333