By today's standards, a house built in 2004 might seem ancient to some people, but the only aged thing about this Colonial is the name of the street where it sits.

The house was built by its owner on a corner lot at 136 Old Road at the intersection of Bulkley Road North in the Fairfield County Hunt Club area. The owner anticipated the needs of a family a decade into the future creating a house with an open floor plan and well-proportioned rooms. There is 7,567 square feet of living space encompassing four finished levels in this house.

Its location is convenient to the Post Road (Route 1) and all it has to offer by way of shopping and restaurants. It also has proximity to the Southport and Greens Farms train stations and Interstate 95.

The private lot is fully fenced. Behind that picket fencing are beautifully landscaped grounds that include perennial flower gardens, specimen plantings and mature shrubbery and trees. A bluestone path leading toward the covered front entrance has a decorative bluestone circle bordered with honed granite. The pale yellow clapboard house has white trim and a border of dentil molding along the roof line.

In the dramatic, two-story foyer there is wainscoting on the lower walls and a hardwood floor in a herringbone pattern. The formal living and dining rooms also have Wainscoting on their lower walls. A sound system in the living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, and finished, heated third-floor walk-up attic has separate controls in each of those rooms. The attic has lots of possibilities.

There is one fireplace in the house, found in the living room. It is tall and features a mantel with dentil molding and a black granite surround. The hardwood floor features a double border of a darker wood, which is also found in the dining room. French doors topped with a transom separate the living room from the office, which features a window seat flanked by built-in bookshelves and a ceiling fan.

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Another set of French doors and transom separates the office from the family room where there is a wet bar with glass-front cabinets and a granite counter. The family room and kitchen are open to each other delineated only by two columns. The eat-in portion of the kitchen has a sliding door to the bluestone patio, sitting stone wall and back yard.

In the kitchen the unusually shaped center island is topped in the same granite as the counters and a breakfast bar. Other features include a hardwood floor, stainless sink with instant hot water, built-in desk area and stone backsplash. Appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, Viking Professional six-burner range top, dacor double ovens and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

A back hall has closets and a walk-in pantry. There is also a butler's pantry with the same stone backsplash as the kitchen, sink, glass-front cabinets and a second Bosch dishwasher.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 136 Old Road
PRICE: $1,849,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
FEATURES: corner lot, convenient to the Post Road (Route 1) and I-95, minutes to train station, shopping and schools, 0.48-acre level property, fully fenced, professional landscaping, six-zone natural gas HVAC system, foyer chandelier handcrafted in Italy, all window treatments, bluestone patio, Crestron audio system, central vacuuming, California closets, two wet bars, freshly painted interior, electric retractable awning, professional landscaping with perennial flower gardens and mature plantings, 12-zone irrigation system, tank-less hot water, stone walls, newly finished walk-out basement, one fireplace, front and rear stairs, porch, custom-built shed, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: $1,143,400
TAX RATE: 17.94 mills
TAXES: $20,514

On the second level, there are hardwood floors even underneath the wall-to-wall carpeting found in some bedrooms. The master suite has his and hers walk-in closets and the master bath features a honed marble floor with a border of green marble. The double vanity has a limestone counter.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Stacey Kane DiDio of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-254-7100 or email stacey.didio@cbmoves.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 136 Old Road

PRICE: $1,849,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13

FEATURES: corner lot, convenient to the Post Road (Route 1) and I-95, minutes to train station, shopping and schools, 0.48-acre level property, fully fenced, professional landscaping, six-zone natural gas HVAC system, foyer chandelier handcrafted in Italy, all window treatments, bluestone patio, Crestron audio system, central vacuuming, California closets, two wet bars, freshly painted interior, electric retractable awning, professional landscaping with perennial flower gardens and mature plantings, 12-zone irrigation system, tank-less hot water, stone walls, newly finished walk-out basement, one fireplace, front and rear stairs, porch, custom-built shed, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $1,143,400

TAX RATE: 17.94 mills

TAXES: $20,514