Rolling green hills, white picket fences, short evening walks to the beach, that unbeatable, charming New England feel—lucky residents in the town of Fairfield truly have it all. There’s a clear reason why this coastal Connecticut community has consistently been ranked among the top places to live by Money Magazine. When it comes to education, the town’s offerings are difficult to beat, with nearby universities as well as many top-notch educational facilities available including Fairfield Warde High School, which was listed by Newsweek as one of the top rated schools in the country. This, in addition to the area’s various local shops and restaurants, five miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, rich history and convenient location only 50 miles from NYC, makes Fairfield the ultimate place for families to call home.
Of Fairfield’s numerous favorable neighborhoods, Greenfield Hill is one residential section that truly stands out. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this historic district in Fairfield is most locally known for its Dogwood Festival, which annually celebrates the area’s variety of native trees. Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, located on the historic town Green, is perhaps the neighborhood’s most notable landmark, where former Yale University president Timothy Dwight IV served as pastor for many years. For the past 80 years, the annual Dogwood Festival has taken place here, serving as dedicated church members’ pride and joy each spring as they and their fellow neighbors share in the beauty and history of their beloved Greenfield Hill. All proceeds raised by the annual festivities are donated to local women’s and children’s charities.
The region’s overall charm and beauty can be attributed to its location set apart from all industrial centers and commerce. Its vast pastoral quality stems from the fact that this rural section of Fairfield County contains two-acre minimum property zoning, allowing for much historic preservation and large expanses of vegetation and trees. Although many residential structures have been altered throughout the years, architects who have worked on homes in Greenfield Hill appreciate and respect their past, making sure to successfully maintain traditional styles in each restoration. Even recently built, modern homes aim to seamlessly blend in with the historical architecture present in this intellectual and cultural center of Fairfield, Connecticut.
3420 Congress Street, a renovated Colonial estate represented by Southport agent Ellen Fusco of the agent team Foran Fusco Properties, is one of many residences to abide by these standards. Offered at $1,475,000, the estate rests on 2.2 acres of private grounds, boasting approximately 4,000 square feet of classic Colonial elegance, now blended with modern style. With four bedrooms and three full and two half baths, the residence features a living room with fireplace and a study with built-in cabinets, French doors and even a custom wet bar. The study opens to a screened porch and deck overlooking the property. The home’s thoughtfully designed kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances offers the aesthetic of Carrara marble and honed black granite, and eventually opens up to an adjacent family room.
Upstairs, the deluxe master suite and bathrooms are completely renovated, with some bathrooms enjoying heated floors. The estate’s lower level is also newly renovated, and features numerous amenities including a guest area, playroom and half bath.
“This exquisite home blends seamlessly with the serene and beautiful atmosphere of Greenfield Hill,” said Fusco. “Its totally private environment and modern yet classic Colonial charm make the property a unique find in Fairfield County. It is private, yet still very close to the terrific amenities offered by the beautiful Town of Fairfield.”
It’s no wonder why so many people choose to settle down in the one-of-a-kind, timeless community of Greenfield Hill, where the opportunities are endless and the living is easy.