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Who’s New On the Circle?

The circle is a fun place to be!  33 Pansy Circle in Fairfield, that is.33 Pansy Aerial

Everyone is so supportive of one another as one would want in a  friendly neighborhood.  And when the weather’s nice, everyone likes to be outside, and the basketballs and soccer balls have been known to go flying on the circle! Other times there’s a peaceful retreat to respective back yards for a relaxing barbecue. It hasn’t been long, but the neighbors are excited to see who their new neighbor will be.

Perhaps you or a friend are the perfect addition to this coveted enclave? Here’s a bit about the home here that has truly it all! This chic custom colonial with eye-catching architectural style is an absolute gem on a peaceful university neighborhood cul-de-sac. Better than new, and much bigger than it looks from the outside, this home features 9-foot ceilings, energy efficiency. 33 Pansy Front 1

It offers incredible custom selected high-end details, including extensive millwork, Klaff lighting, Italian Bertazzoni stove, and even a garage with a gleaming epoxy floor and a Wifi door opener that answers to your smartphone!

Extra living spaces such as the In-Law Suite accommodate everyone for a comfortable lifestyle. It has a full bath and separate French door entrance from the mudroom, which also has direct access to the garage and back yard.

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The elegant gourmet Eat-In-Kitchen and Breakfast Area open to the generous Family Room with stone fireplace. IMG_5322

The second floor includes a Master Suite with luxury bath and jacuzzi tub, three additional bedrooms, a large hall bath with a granite double-sink vanity and separate water closet and bathing area, and a Laundry Room.

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The third floor features a Bonus Play Room or large office space, 6th Bedroom, and full bath. IMG_5351

An additional 717 sq ft of living space with high ceilings featuring a Rec Room with a wall of built-ins, another large room that can be finished, and plenty of storage space is found in the lower level.

 

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The stylish Mudroom with stone floor leads to the patio and private fenced yard with a sprinkler system and underground utilities.

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Walk to Osborn Hill, around the corner from Black Rock Tpk amenities, minutes to town, train, and highways. To recap the highlights, Like new, bigger than it looks, custom high-end features throughout, finished on 4 levels, 6 bedrooms, 4 and 1/2 baths, In-law suite, cul-de-sac, and convenient location! You don’t want to miss this home that has it all!

Take a virtual tour, watch the video walk-through, and check out the listing.  Help us find out who will be new (and welcome) at 33 Pansy Circle, Fairfield!

As featured in the Connecticut Post,

33 Pansy Cir Hot Property          33 Pansy Cir Hot Proeprty 2

 

If you have any questions or comments about this post or would like to arrange to see this property, enter your note below, and you will receive a quick response.

 

 

 


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New Kid on the Block, Aurora’s (Cafe)!

Aurora'sMaybe you noticed the subtle change in downtown Fairfield restaurants? If not, you should know that the former Cafe Madeline is now Aurora’s. How did this happen? The story is as delightful as the food!

Lauren was working as a waitress at the neighboring restaurant, Quattro Pazzi when she spotted a cute guy named Byron in the kitchen.  One night they decided to go out for a drink, and this launched the start of their long-term romance.

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They were still together when Lauren changed jobs and went next door to work with Madeline at Cafe Madeline. Byron stayed put and soon became the manager of Quattro Pazzi. Before you knew it, Lauren and Byron were married and had a daughter.

Fast forward three years and Madeline decided to sell her business to focus more on world travel which she has always loved to do. Lauren and Byron jumped on the opportunity to buy the restaurant and named the new cafe Aurora’s, after their little girl!

What can you expect when you go? You will enjoy the same cozy and festive atmosphere but with more than a new name.  The menu is new, and while it has held on to some of the favorites from before, like the to-die-for butternut squash soup, there are many new and exciting choices.

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One of them is the Scallops Small Plate. It offers an outrageously delicious blend of flavors that take your taste buds on vacation to paradise!  They are also very personable and accommodating. My husband, Mark likes to stick to his favorite chicken piccata with broccoli-instead-of-spinach, which he had historically ordered every time went to the cafe. Even though it’s no longer on the menu, Aurora’s still makes it for him!  The wines are delicious too. Mark likes the Robert Mondavi Merlot and I enjoy HobNob Pinot Noir.

 

The other cool thing? They actually take reservations! And we recommend making one before you go because we have tried a number of times without, and the place has been booked solid. So definitely call, go, and enjoy!Auroras

Aurora’s
1603 Post Rd Fairfield, CT 06824
203.259.5800
Be sure to Like Aurora’s on Facebook!

If you have any real estate questions or comments about this blog, please send me a note below.

 


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Neighborhood Secrets: Lake Hills, Fairfield CT!

Most Fairfield locals have heard of the Lake Hills Association, but many don’t know much about it, as it remains one of those best-kept neighborhood secrets!  -Until now. 🙂

Beach 2 on Samp Mortar Drive

If you are moving into the area and are looking for some special neighborhood amenities, ask your agent to alert you to homes for sale with deeded membership to this association.

The Association encompasses five private beaches for members along the Samp Mortar Reservoir, each labeled with a sign.

Beach 1 – Tahmore Dr.
Beach 2 – Samp Mortar Dr.
Beach 3 – Mountain Laurel Rd.
Beach 4 – Winnepoge Dr.
Beach 6 – Sasapequan Rd. (not sure why this isn’t labeled “5” on the association’s website!)

In addition to fun member activities like live music and movies, five levels of swimming lessons are offered, starting with the beginner level. Swimming lessons are available for a separate fee for both members and non-members. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants and swim lesson sign-up day is June 9 at Beach 4 from 10 am to noon, so hurry up!  Visit the association website at LakeHillsFairfield.com for more info.  

Lake Hills Association Beaches

Eligibility to join the Association is part of the homeownership deed of nearby homes within the designated area in the association bylaws. Joining is optional for some owners and required for other parcel owners, and the membership fee runs about $400 per year.  Another Fairfield gem nearby that is open to all town residents also deserves a mention here, the park at Lake Mohegan.

If you or a friend are considering a move to the neighborhood, the totally renovated home at 2654 Black Rock Tpk is currently on the market and sits just across the street from Beach 6!  Click the image below for a video tour.  Visit my website to see more area homes on the market or to set up a search. As always, feel free to contact me with comments or questions using the at the bottom of this post, and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

2654 Black Rock Tpk

Re-Imagined Ranch in Lake Hills

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Another nearby home for sale is 345 Steiner Street.  It’s not part of the Lake Hills association but is just a few blocks from the fabulous park at Lake Mohegan and just a short drive to all of Fairfield’s five beaches on Long Island Sound. 

345 Steiner St, Fairfield CT

Cul-de-Sac Charmer Near Lake Mohegan

 

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Fairfield Memorial Day 2018: Photo Gallery In Case You Missed the Parade

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Fairfield rocked the parade today as we remembered our veterans who have fought for our freedom.  Enjoy the photo gallery below, and let’s hope we can keep our freedoms and look forward to more peaceful times ahead!

 

Photos courtesy of Linda Raymond

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