The White House of Fairfield – 536 Old Post Road
Remarkable 1-acre land in the heart of the beach neighborhood of Fairfield, the county’s college town. Perhaps the best hidden secret south of the village, this very hip renovated Greek revival is tucked behind a stone wall away from the hustle and bustle of the modern town center and is the ultimate destination for anyone seeking serenity during the pandemic.
Entertaining is easy with a generous outdoor terrace and a flat acre of lawn for gathering friends and family at a social distance. Inside you’ll find 9’ ceilings and generous proportions and plenty of light throughout, offering flexible options for working and schooling at home. Destinctive and beautiful details remain but every modern convenience has been built into this 6 bedroom 5 and 1 half bath home.
Enjoy sea breezes and suburban living knowing that the beach, train and restaurants are only a stones throw away. Situated in the charming Historic District of the Town of Fairfield, “Stone Wall” is a federally protected landmark that has, historically, been an excellent place to ride out a storm.
Privately enclosed on a one-acre parcel behind the classic New England fieldstone wall that lends the property its name, Stone Wall was built in 1825 as “the finest example of Greek Revival architecture in Connecticut.” In 2004, award-winning architect Jack Franzen completed an extensive million-dollar renovation which restored all the historic charm while adding the luxury comforts and modern features one would expect in a new home.
Mechanical features include public water and sewer, natural gas hydro air heating, central a/c on all levels, security system, all new electrical and CAT 5 wiring throughout. Living in a coastal community, it’s good to know Old Post Road is located outside the flood zone, and its proximity to town hall has been favorable during utility outages, yet it’s only a picturesque fifteen-minute walk to Fairfield Beach.
The professionally landscaped acre includes mature privacy trees, wooden perimeter fencing, and a security gate at the drive. The yard has room for a pool and tennis court, which is rare so close to downtown. Being within walking distance to the train station, restaurants, shopping, beaches, and summer events on the Green is all part of the beauty of this gracious and grand home.