Classical Estate in Connecticut

Built in 1819 and lovingly restored by the current owners, this Greek Revival home once belonged to the prominent Fairfield Burr Family. Two hundred years later, the property still looks grand, what with its stately portico, painted fireplaces and formal gardens -- which were included in the Smithsonian Archives, no less.

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Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Classic Greek Revival Home in Fairfield, Conn. Dates Back to 1800s

Built in 1819 and lovingly renovated and restored by the current owners, this handsome Greek Revival home once belonged to the prominent Fairfield Burr Family. Two hundred years later, the 4,698-square-foot property still feels grand, what with its four bedrooms, three baths, formal gardens and greenhouse out back.
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1800s Greek Revival Home With Stately Portico, Stone Columns

True to form, this Greek Revival home features a stately portico with tall stone columns, a horizontal transom and eye-catching embellishments. Two rows of double-hung windows balance the exterior and make it seem even more symmetrical.
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1800s Greek Revival Home Situated on Private Lot in Fairfield, Conn.

This gorgeous, Greek Revival-style home is just as impressive from up above. Thanks to this aerial view, guests can see that the property boasts a main house, formal motor court, a converted garage and stunning formal gardens.
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1800s Greek Revival Home Boasts Formal Gardens

The formal gardens that decorate the front of this historic Greek Revival home were actually included in the Smithsonian Archives. Guests who want to admire them can follow a stone path across the manicured lawn and through the trimmed hedges.
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Transitional Foyer Includes Original Hardwood Floors

To protect the home's original hardwood floors, the designers laid down a thick runner in the foyer. Thanks to its darker hue, the rug creates a sharp contrast with the white walls and brings in a touch of drama that's befitting of a Greek Revival-style home.
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Transitional Foyer Showcases Crystal Chandelier, Decorative Ceiling

With its decorative ceiling, crystal chandelier and crisp white walls, this foyer thoughtfully straddles the line between traditional and modern. Artwork in light wood frames not only complements the staircase, but also draws the eye up to the home's second level.
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Traditional Home Office Equipped With Built-In Bookshelves

Turning left off the foyer leads guests into a private study, where they'll find tall, built-in bookshelves, an original fireplace and a traditional wood desk with two chairs. Although the space is now used as an office for reading and catching up on work, one only needs to observe the crown molding and baseboards to picture the parlor that it once was.
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Transitional Living Room With French Doors and Fireplace

To make the home's interior feel as cohesive as possible, the designers used the same color palette of neutral, cream and orange in the living room. A sleek, contemporary sofa and two matching loveseats complement the clean lines of the space and ensure that the whole family can gather around the flatscreen and fireplace.
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Tall Windows, Curtains Make Eclectic Sitting Room Seem Even Larger

This formal sitting room is as spacious as they come, with two sofas, two armchairs, a large wooden coffee table and two end tables that flank the central fireplace. There's even room for a piano in the corner. Curtains hung just higher than the windows help the space look even larger.
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Eclectic Sitting Room With Asian-Inspired Artwork

When they're ready to receive guests, the owners can make use of this formal sitting room. Here, Asian-inspired artwork, warm orange throw pillows, an oriental rug and a carved wooden coffee table give the space a well-traveled aesthetic that's sure to spark conversation.
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Eclectic Dining Room With Farmhouse-Style Table and Benches

This historic Greek Revival home has a great sense of flow, as the formal sitting room gives way to the dining area. By outfitting the space with an oriental rug, farmhouse-style table and benches, a traditional light fixture and a piece of tiled art that evokes thoughts of Morocco, the designers gave this room a carefully curated, global look as well.
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Black Countertops, Island Create Striking Contrast in Transitional Kitchen

With all-white cabinets and a matching subway tile backsplash, this open plan kitchen called for countertops that would create a cool visual contrast. The designers chose a dark black -- almost onyx-like -- granite and added it to the island, too, to tie the space together.
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Transitional Kitchen Updated With Subway Tile Backsplash, Large Island

Like other rooms in this historic home, the kitchen was reimagined and adapted for modern living. Now the space features an open concept design, with crisp white cabinetry and a subway tile backsplash that stretches from one side to the next. The space also boasts long countertops, stainless appliances and a large island on the left.
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French Doors Fill Transitional Kitchen With Fresh Air, Natural Light

French doors are a delightful addition to this transitional kitchen, as they allow the owners to enjoy their morning coffee with fresh air and sunlight. A small table gives them a formal place to sit, with black leather barstools that complement the space's countertops.
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Cozy, Transitional Master Bedroom With Built-In Bookshelves

This transitional master bedroom is as cozy as they come thanks to neutral walls, built-in bookcases and an oversized area rug. Floor-to-ceiling windows break up the shelves and fill the space with plenty of natural light as well.
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Serene Master Bathroom With Freestanding Tub, Glass Shower

Crisp white walls, twin mirrors and glossy tile floors reflect the natural light in this master bathroom, making the space seem almost ethereal. In addition to a large freestanding tub, the space boasts a glass-enclosed shower with a bench.
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Transitional Guest Room With Antique Armoire

This transitional bedroom feels effortlessly elegant, with crown molding, floor-to-ceiling windows and an antique armoire in the corner. A large gray area rug centers the space and softens the hardwood floors for guests' enjoyment.
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Side View of 1800s Greek Revival Home in Fairfield, Conn.

From this view, guests can see the Greek Revival home in its entirety: an expansive main house with a stone patio and formal gardens. Though the home isn't far from town, tall trees make the property seem secluded.
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Contemporary Back Patio With Classical Water Feature

When they want to soak up some sun, the owners and their guests can head outside to the private patio. Here, a wicker-backed sofa and four matching chairs provide plenty of seating around a classical-looking water feature. Orange pillows provide a fitting pop of color.
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Traditional Flagstone Patio Equipped With Outdoor Dining Set

A smooth flagstone patio waits just off the kitchen, giving the owners another spot to entertain visitors. While the chef whips up dinner, guests can take their drinks outside and admire the gardens, then gather around the wood dining table.
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Traditional Garden Includes Cottage for Entertaining

Instead of using this small structure as a greenhouse, the owners asked the architects to transform the building into a space where they could throw candlelit dinner parties. Stepping stones lead through the lawn and to the front of the cottage, furthering its enchanting aesthetic.
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Outdoor Sitting Area Tucked in Corner of Garden

At twilight, this backyard transforms into an enchanting spot for hosting garden parties. When they're not enjoying dinner in the cottage, the owners and their guests can push back the chairs in this patio area and dance beneath the stars.
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Low Stone Wall Makes Outdoor Sitting Area Feel Secluded

A low stone wall surrounds this patio, making the space feel intimate for conversations. Meanwhile, willowy trees provide some relief from the hot summer sun and ensure that everyone feels comfortable.
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Aerial View of 1800s Greek Revival Home in Fairfield, Conn.

Looking at this 1800s Greek Revival home from above, it's easy to see why the formal gardens were featured in the Smithsonian Archives. Trimmed hedges, perennial beds and manicured lawns transform this property into a serious stunner.
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1800s Greek Revival Home Boasts Backyard With Perennials

With its beautiful perennial beds, this backyard begins to look like something out of Cotswolds, England. Trees decorate the landscape, too, and provide some shady corners where the owners can take in the views.
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Small Statue, Flower Beds Become Focal Point of Traditional Backyard

In the center of this backyard, trimmed hedges and perennial beds encircle a traditional stone statue. Thanks to double-hung windows on both floors of the house, the owners can enjoy the view even when they're inside.
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Country-Style Garage With Pitched Roof, Rustic Wood Beams

Thanks to its pitched roof, lightly-colored shingles and rustic wood beams, this converted garage feels right at home in its country setting. A long gravel driveway leads directly to the structure and so helps protect the carefully manicured grass from tire tracks.
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Former Milking Parlor Converted Into Garage for Classic Car Collection

Once a milking parlor, this building on the edge of the property has since been converted into a spacious garage. A pitched roof and rustic wood beams give the structure a hint of country style, so that it still speaks to its surroundings, while two broad doors open to reveal the owners' classic car collection.
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Country-Style Garage Surrounded By Wood Fence, Flower Beds

From the back, guests can see that this converted garage is surrounded by lush trees, shrubs and flower beds. A wooden fence opens and provides access to the owners' classic car collection.
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