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FAIRFIELD — At first glance, the house at 229 Adley Road seems like most other nice Fairfield homes, with nearly all the same bragging points.
It has access to water, overlooking as it does Lake Mohegan. It has the typical modern kitchen, with granite countertops. It has an open floor plan, a spa master bath, multiple bedrooms — all the benefits one would expect. But a closer look reveals something different about the 2,136-square-foot Colonial, which is for sale and listed at $589,900.
Its layout is, quite frankly, a little weird, starting from the way people enter the house. Instead of a door front dead center in the middle of the house, the entrance is off to the side, mostly concealed by a covered terrace. It sort of looks as though the front of the house has a bite taken out of it.
Inside, there’s a small foyer, with the kitchen on one side and a dining room on the other. That all seems fairly standard, as does the way this area opens up to the living room. The living room itself is relatively normal — except that there’s a laundry closet in it. There’s also a bedroom on the first floor, a sitting room at the top of the stairs and a walk-up attic, but no basement.
It is, listing agent Linda Raymond conceded, different.
“The layout isn’t typical, but it’s very versatile,” she said.
It’s not clear why the house was designed the way it was. It was originally built in 1950 and completely renovated in 2006. Raymond said she sold the home to its current owners in 2012, and they hadn’t intended to move — until one of them got a job in a Seattle that they couldn’t turn down.
Though a little unconventional, Raymond said the home has a fair amount of space, and that many of the rooms can be changed to suit a variety of purposes. The downstairs bedroom, for example, could be used as an office or a playroom, or even a family room. The upstairs sitting room at the top of the stair could also be re-purposed to suit the homeowner’s needs.
The house has four bedrooms and three full baths, and a patio off of the downstairs living room opens up to a back yard that overlooks the lake.
Raymond said part of the home’s appeal is that it isn’t another cookie-cutter house, but it still has a lot of the luxuries and amenities people expect from a Fairfield home.
“It’s not what you would expect, but it’s got a lot going for it,” she said.
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