On the Market / Fairfield’s version of “Brigadoon” for sale
Published 3:13 pm, Monday, January 29, 2018
FAIRFIELD — Once every 100 years a mysterious village appears from the misty moors of Scotland in the Broadway musical and feature film “Brigadoon.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Brigadoon as “a place that is idyllic, unaffected by time.”
Fairfield has its own version of Brigadoon. It is a contemporary house at 381 Misty Wood Lane. This idyllic place in the northern part of the Greenfield Hill section was built in 1969 and it is as timeless today as when it was first constructed. It was designed and built by a “forward thinking” architect who still resides there.
He gave the house an open floor plan and 2,330 square feet of living space, and he placed the house on a 2.5-acre level property at the end of a cul-de-sac in a wooded location that gives it ample privacy. The house is not far from Brett Woods Open Space in Fairfield and Brett Woods Park in neighboring Easton. The 185.7-acre Brett Woods Open Space features hiking trails and bridle trails. In addition to hiking and horseback riding the municipally owned space has camping facilities and wildlife conservation.
A slate walkway leads to a wide red brick path to the front entrance of this gray vertical board house. The front door is flanked by wide sidelights. Inside, the earth tones of the exposed beams, red brick and other features puts this house ahead of the curve in terms of color trends, and these natural colors also help the interior of the house blend into the wooded exterior.
The formal living room is to the left of the foyer, which has a red brick floor. The family room is to the right. The living room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a fireplace, and a wall of tall windows. Open to this space is the formal dining room, which also has exposed beams and tall windows. Both rooms also have wall-to-wall carpeting.
In the family room there is a two-story vaulted ceiling, wood paneled wall with built-in shelves, cabinetry, wall-to-wall carpeting, ceiling fan, and a skylight. A red brick wall contains a fireplace with a raised hearth. A wide entrance leads into the kitchen, which has an eat-in area with a sliding door to the backyard, exposed beam ceiling, off-white ceramic tile floor, terra cotta tile backsplash, and double stainless sinks. There is also a pass-through into the family room, which is ideal when entertaining to serve beverages and appetizers.
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Off the kitchen there is a hallway with access to the laundry room, a full bath with a shower, and a large screened porch. From the porch there is a door to a brick patio and the yard.
Half way up the staircase to the second floor there is a full bath. On the second floor there is a balcony that looks down into the family room and three bedrooms. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling and two closets with French doors. The master bath has a double vanity with bowl sinks and a large shower. There is also a laundry chute in the second floor hallway that goes into the first floor laundry room.
In the staircase that goes down to the unfinished basement there are pantry shelves.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE OF HOUSE: Contemporary
ADDRESS: 381 Misty Wood Lane
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 6
FEATURES: 2.5-acre level property, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, brick patio, screened porch, two fireplaces, skylights, laundry chute, private well, zoned heating and air conditioning, walking distance to Brett Woods Park and Brett Woods Open Space, proximity to the Connecticut Audubon Society at Larsen Sanctuary and the Patterson Club, attached over-sized two-car garage, wood shed, basement crawl space, three bedrooms, three full baths
SCHOOL: Burr Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Warde High
TAX RATE: 25.82 mills
Outside, the landscaping includes many perennial plantings including rhododendrons and pachysandra. Between the house and the two-car garage there is a slate path to a red brick path to a breezeway.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Roxanne Martin of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty at 203-257-7724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.