The record of causes to wish to stay in Fairfield, Connecticut, is not less than 5 miles lengthy. For starters, that’s the variety of miles of seashores the city has on Lengthy Island Sound. Residence to the quaint and historic Southport Harbor on the mouth of the Mill River, Fairfield can also be simply barely greater than an hour practice experience away from New York Metropolis.
Two universities with a mixed enrollment is about 20,000 college students give a vibrancy to the village, which has a full of life downtown with dozens of eating places, purchasing districts and personal yacht and nation golf equipment.
Rick Higgins, chairman and founding father of The Higgins Group Non-public Brokerage, has lived in Fairfield for 27 years.
“One of many facets of Fairfield that I actually recognize is the variety of the inhabitants,” says the third-generation real estate broker. “There are over 60,000 residents plus faculty college students from everywhere in the world.”
The fascinating space is a giant draw for residence seekers too. “We’re attracting a big inflow of consumers from Northern California for quite a lot of causes,” he says. “Higher costs, higher local weather, nice colleges and the flexibility to earn a living from home however have NYC so shut.”
Set throughout from the hyperlinks of the water-facing Nation Membership of Fairfield is a 2.5-acre estate on the market at US $17.9 million. The brick veneer-clad mansion with Italian limestone detailing was impressed by the grand nation estates of English architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens. The creation of architect Roger Ferris, the house was accomplished in 1993 and renovated in 2007.
The six ranges of residing house soak up views of Southport Harbor, Lengthy Island Sound and the Manhattan skyline. A limestone portico marks the doorway to the 17,735-square-foot mansion’s primary degree.
A two-story lobby with a marmalade-and-white marble ground and a sweeping wrought-iron staircase opens to the lounge, a library, the household room, an eat-in kitchen and the formal eating room. Particulars embrace floor-to-ceiling home windows, crown molding and French doorways.
Among the many 10 bedrooms is a 3,600-square-foot main suite with a sitting room, a fire and twin loos, dressing areas and personal research. The higher ground suite may be accessed by stairs or by elevator.
Beneath the principle degree is a ground with a kitchenette, an elaborate bathtub advanced, a sauna, an train room, an workplace and a wine cellar. Beneath that’s an indoor sports activities facility together with a squash/basketball court docket and a dance studio.
The bottom degree of the house comprises a 75-foot-long Italian marble-lined indoor pool with a glass skylight roof. There’s additionally an outside heated pool with a spa.
The two,000-square-foot two-story visitor home has a front room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, two loos and a two-car storage.
Rose gardens, expanses of garden, apple timber and rhododendrons fill the grounds, which function a setting for the oval-shaped swimming pool, a fish pond and a youngsters’s playground.
Higgins is the itemizing agent for at 640 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield, Connecticut.
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