Greenfield Hill property offers rich historic past and unique location in town
Fairfield, Conn. – September 8, 2015 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed an antique Italianate-style home located in the coveted neighborhood of Greenfield Hill in Fairfield, Conn. Surrounded by history both inside and out, the well-preserved residence is situated directly across from one of the town’s oldest cemeteries, and sits along the Dogwood Trail, a corridor of dogwood trees where the annual Dogwood Festival takes place. Southport agent Cathy Fingelly Granneberg has the listing, which is offered at $1,045,000.
Greenfield Hill Cemetery contains the graves of approximately 1,000 of Fairfield’s earliest settlers, including the burial sites of the most Revolutionary War soldiers in the country. The graves of soldiers from the French and Indian Wars, The War of 1812 and Civil War can also be found. Additionally buried here is Dr. Isaac Bronson, known locally as the town figure who planted the first Dogwood Tree on Greenfield Hill. The now thriving pathway of Dogwoods known as the “Dogwood Trail,” marks the location of the neighborhood’s annual Dogwood Festival, which is hosted each spring by the historic Greenfield Hill Congregational Church.
2713 Bronson Road rests alongside this landmark area of white and pink blossoms. Built in 1879, the architecturally significant home offers a well-maintained example of the popular Italianate-style residence in Fairfield. An inviting wraparound porch welcomes visitors into the elegant and spacious main rooms of the three-bedroom, three-bath house. Its interior features fine moldings, a curved staircase and wall, high ceilings with medallions, as well as various warming wood stoves and decorative fireplaces. Seamlessly blended with these spaces is an open, fully equipped kitchen, which leads to a family room. The home additionally includes a spacious master suite with an ensuite marble steam shower, soaking tub and dressing room with built-ins, as well as two additional bedrooms plus an office or nursery space. The possibility for third-floor expansion is also available.
“This property is a beautiful piece of history and rare residential opportunity at Greenfield Hill,” said Fingelly. “Its distinct architectural charm of the era combined with today’s modern, easy-living floor plan and amenities, makes this antique residence tough to beat. As a result of its condition, the home’s current owners were even awarded with a certificate of merit for historic preservation by the Fairfield Historical Society.”
The residence lies on over one acre of professionally landscaped grounds complete with a gunite pool, cabana and large country barn. In addition to its close proximity to the Dogwood Trail and Greenfield Hill Cemetery, the property also enjoys distant views of the Long Island Sound, and is located near town, public transportation, the beach and other town offerings.
For more information on the property, located at 2713 Bronson Road, please visit the firm’s website here.
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
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William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:
Cathy Fingelly Granneberg
Real Estate Agent