On the market: A welcoming home for families in Greens Farms
The Colonial at 106 Greens Farms Road was built in 2007, but the architect apparently peered into a crystal ball because the home anticipates the lifestyle of today’s families and easily accommodates their day-to-day living and entertaining.
The room intended to be the formal living room is smaller in square footage than living rooms of the past and, indeed, today’s new construction is de-emphasizing living room space. Families spend much more time in the family, or “great,” room, and this house has a sizable, two-story family room with a gas-fueled fireplace, wall of windows, cathedral ceiling and French doors to the long and wide wood deck. The family room is augmented by a large wet bar with two-tiered black granite counters. The fireplace has a tile surround made to resemble marble and a wood mantel with dentil molding.
There are 3,725 square feet of living space, not including the partially finished, walk-out lower level — a great place to watch movies, play games or sit back, relax and read a book. It also has ample storage, a half bath and French doors to the side yard. Additional storage is found in a windowless room near the wet bar. This would make a great wine cellar, and there is already a walk-in pantry in the kitchen.
Entry into the house is through the two-story foyer, which has a marble floor and a formal front staircase that curves up the stairs creating one rounded wall. A set of rear stairs to the bedrooms on the second floor is accessed from the family room. On opposite sides of the foyer is the living room in one direction and a den or sitting room in the other. Both rooms have bay windows.
In the formal dining room there is a tray ceiling and French doors to the large deck. The flooring is oak with a double border of mahogany. The gourmet kitchen has a porcelain tile floor, cherry wood cabinets, granite counters, center island, eat-in area and Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances. It also has a door to the deck.
Upstairs, all four of the bedrooms are oversized and have hardwood flooring. In the sizable landing there is a laundry closet with a utility sink. The master bedroom suite has a bump-out bay section creating a sitting area. The master bath has a marble floor, jetted tub, walk-in shower, double vanity with granite counter, separate water closet, and three different closets — his, hers and the linen closet. A second bedroom is also en suite.
All the lighting fixtures are new, many of them brushed nickel and there are two new crystal chandeliers.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 106 Greens Farms Road
FEATURES: bicycle to Compo Beach, 1.41-acre parcel, large wood deck, crystal chandeliers in foyer and dining room, all new light fixtures, easy access to Longshore Club Park, only minutes to two train stations (Greens Farms and Saugatuck), proximity to shopping and downtown, front and rear staircases, partially fenced, three-car attached garage, gas heat, four bedrooms, three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
MILL RATE: 18.09 mills
The house sits on a 1.41-acre level and sloping property within easy bicycling distance to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park for golfing, tennis, ice skating, sailing, swimming and other recreational activities. It also is located almost equidistant from the Greens Farms and Saugatuck train stations.
There will be an open house at the property Sunday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Debra Kandrak of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-581-3926 or email@example.com.