This sophisticated antique Colonial at 952 Old Post Road, Fairfield, is five houses up from the library on the Old Post Road, so in-town living is as much a part of this home as its history. Enjoy the tastefully updated modern conveniences, as well as the allure and charm of a time gone by. This is the Andrew Rowland house, built in 1759, but its been completely redone and updated to feel more like a 1920’s home that belongs as a feature in Architectural Digest. It’s one of a handful of homes not burned down by the British during their invasion of Fairfield in 1779 and still stands even stronger in 2012.
Every part of this house has been re-plastered or sheet rocked and repainted, inside and out. The shuttered front doors with fanlight detail above open to reveal a Dutch front door that leads to the front vestibule.
The family room now opens to the updated kitchen, with new energy efficient stainless steel appliances and butler’s pantry off to the side. A separate formal living room, dining room and updated powder room complete the first floor. The newly-created laundry room in the basement has new energy efficient washer and dryer. There is also a new Rheem HVAC system, three zones, and a new Rheem hot water heater.
Walk up the long staircase with bannister to the second floor to find the master bedroom, with a new additional closet, updated master bath with double marble sinks. Also on that floor there are two bedrooms and another bathroom that is charming with wood floors and antique sink.
The walk up third floor attic has been converted to a fourth bedroom/office with new insulation, new carpet and padding a large walk-in closet. The updated bathroom includes a new toilet, sink, fixtures and a refinished antique claw foot tub. Additional features include new ADT Security System, new sprinkler system, detached three-car garage and new light fixtures throughout the home.
The home is listed at $1,120,000. For more information, contact listing agent Pam Foarde at 203-257-9110 or firstname.lastname@example.org at Al Filippone Associates @ William Raveis Real Estate.