A Fanciful Queen Anne-Style Mansion Lists for $9.5M in Fairfield, CT
The fanciful Queen Anne Victorian always looks like a grand lady in a ballgown, especially as compared to Connecticut’s austere saltboxes and Colonials. On Sasco Hill in Fairfield, Connecticut, the British-born vernacular is on display on three acres, with views over Long Island Sound.
It was built in 1999 by architect Jack Franzen with all the hallmarks of style: A bold mix of earthy exterior colors, a steeply pitched slate roof, turrets, corbelled chimneys, turned-wood columns and multiple verandas. The foyer is especially inviting and, as a room, won a Design Award from the American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Chapter. It features double staircases with ornate carved paneling and balustrades.
Step outside and on the 3.19-acre grounds, there’s an inviting pool and terrace. Costing a pretty penny, the 15,000-square-foot home is listed for $9.5 million with Ellen Fusco of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.