131 South Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824









Property Description

THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING IN FAIRFIELD. This house was the 2nd home burned by the British during the Revolutionary War, then rebuilt in 1779. It was also a tavern, with notable guests, and home to Capt Abraham Benson. It has been in that same family since the 1800s. You have waited a long time for this opportunity!! High ceilings. Grand rooms. Wide plank floors. Many built-ins. AMPLE closet space. New 200 amp electrical service. Natural gas to the house. There were 8 fireplaces, 7 are exposed with beautiful mantles. One is behind a wall. Four aren’t operational; they provide the boiler a flu. With some repair and/or gas conversion all 8 may be able to be made operational. Finishable, walk up attic. Grand foyer & stairs. Spacious rooms & halls. This home maintains most of the original flavor of the period. So much history...original glass, original doors, original flooring, nooks, crannies, fine detail. A history lovers dream! A "blank slate" with many opportunities to incorporate history with the comforts of 2019. The fully fenced yard is a lovely 0.44 acre with stone columned pergola with wisteria, rock garden, non-functionial outhouse and well. Stunning lilacs surround most of the fencing &lawn. There is a garage in back. Add on or work within the footprint to bring this Classic into the 21st century and beyond: the closets, enclosed porch, tool rooms provide added space for baths, 1st floor MBR,larger EIK, etc without expanding. Motivated seller seeks offers.NO FLOOD INS!


  • Property Type:

    • Single Family
  • County:

    • Fairfield
  • Year Built:

    • 1779
  • Bathroom Features:

    • 1 Full
  • Lot Features:

    • Historic District
    • Corner Lot
    • Level Lot
    • Fence - Full
  • Floor Laundry:

    • No
  • Health Club:

    • No
  • Storage:

    • No
  • Unit Washer-Dryer Allowed:

    • No
  • MLS Name: SmartMLS
  • MLS Number: 170085812
  • Listing Agent: Sherri A Steeneck
  • Brokerage: Higgins Group Real Estate
  • Last updated: 2018-12-20
  • Last checked: 2019-03-14
  • Listing status: Active

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131 South Benson RoadFairfield, Connecticut 06824

4 Bed1 Bath
3,295 Sq.ft$228/sq.ftSingle Family

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