For Sale by Owner
Modern Contemporary - $595,000
4 Bedrooms / 3 Bath - ~3,000 sq.ft Living Area - 2 Acre Zoning
Exclusive Barkwood Falls Subdivision in Brookfield, Connecticut
Adjacent to Danbury - Northern Fairfield County - Greater NYC Area
Commute to White Plains, Norwalk, Stamford, even NYC
Excellent condition - Extensive Renovation - High Quality Construction
Great Schools & Neighborhood - "New England Feel" Town
Exclusive Private Recreation Area on Lake Lillinonah, with Boat Docks
A short 15-minute drive to beautiful Lake Candlewood
Lower level easily converts to attractive "In-law Apartment"
Cooperation with Buyer's Real Estate Agent if represernted
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6 Cove Road (Lot 87) is arguably the best lot/location (approx. 2.1 acres) in the original Barkwood Falls subdivision among non-water-front lots, offering great views through large picture windows, yet with privacy. Barkwood Falls subdivision is regarded as one of several upscale subdivisions in the greater Danbury area, beautifully situated on the west shore of Lake Lillinonah (a part of the Housatonic River). The Town of Brookfield offers excellent schools. Barkwood Falls comprises an original and a newer subdivision, with the original primarily developed and built out during the 1970s and early 1980s, while the new subdivision was built out starting in the late 1980s, with most activities in the 1990s.
This home was custom built by current Owner in 1979 to the highest construction standards, on Lot 87 in the original subdivision. Total living area is approximately 2980 sq.ft. of which about 1900 sq.ft. is on main (upper) floor and about 1080 sq.ft. on lower floor, in addition to large 2-car garage and utility room on the lower level. There is no traditional basement area as the home is built into the hillside. NOTE that this is NOT a raised ranch, as the lower level is above grade on the front. Large dual pane energy efficient picture windows through-out make the interior very bright and friendly. Cost efficient oil fired hot water baseboard heating throughout. Hot water for bath and kitchen is plentiful, also supplied through the oil fired furnace. Quiet and efficient central A/C by forced air in concealed ducting in attic delivers a cool and dry interior on hot and humid summer days.
Local real estate property taxes for 2015 was $7,138, based on 2015 taxes actually paid to the Town of Brookfield.
Great Location - Upscale homes
Waterfront homes are located on the opposite side of Cove Road and on the lakeside of other roads in the subdivision, many are in the $1 million+ class. This home is among the least expensive homes in the subdivision. Within commute distance to Stamford, Greenwich, White Plains, even to Manhattan. Walk to lakefront common recreation area (only for subdivision homeowners) on Lake Lillinonah (Housatonic River) with boat docks, beach and picnic areas. Short driving distance (less than 15 minutes) to beautiful Lake Candlewood. Google Map Location
Some Recent Sold & Listed Homes in Barkwood Falls
Access a listing with sold and listed homes in Barkwood Falls (original and new subdivisions). This page includes a map showing the additional area of the "new" subdivision. Data is obtained by internet search in May 2015 by Owner. Owner is not responsible for the accuracy of the information. It is recommended that you conduct your own research.
The most interesting comparative data is about the sale of 8 Cove Road (next door) in February 2013 for a reported $624,000. 8 Cove Road is about the same living area (~3,038 sq.ft) as 6 Cove Road (~2,980 sq.ft). The main differences are that 8 Cove has in-ground pool. Owner's listed price of $595,000 is very attractive considering that 8 Cove sold over 2 years ago for $624,000.
The internet real estate sites of Zillow and Trulia are seemingly low-balling their estimated market value of 6 Cove Road, in the opinion of Owner, probably because they don't have sufficient information upon which to make a more realistic valuation. The reason for this is that the home has never sold before, the public info available is minimum, and Owner has owned this home since it was built in 1979.
New wall-to-wall carpeting on main level (Aug 2015)
New asphalt driveway (Dec 2011) - New well pump & piping & wiring (Feb 2011) - Well is 420+ feet deep!
New roof (Nov 2011) - Exterior painted (Oct 2011)
Newly tiled and painted hall main bath (Jun 2012) - New Pergo floor in kitchen/breakfast room (Jun 2012).
New Pergo floor in Hall-Entry and in wet bar (2015). New solid core interior doors (2014).
Master BR Bath and lower level bath refurbished/tiled/painted (2015) - Front balcony rebuilt (2009)
Occupancy Schedule & Closing
Close and move in as early as end of May 2016.
Call or E-mail Owner to get additional information and showing
Call 818-366-0448 or Mobile 818-470-8884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Floor Rooms (upper level living area - approx. 1,900 sq.ft):
Living Room Large/sunken with cathedral ceiling & fireplace, with french door to front balcony.
Dining Room Formal
Kitchen with new appliances: refrigerator, range and dishwasher.
Breakfast Room with sliding door to rear deck
Large Hall Bath shower/tub
Master Bedroom with walk-in shower, dual sinks, powder area, walk-in closet, french door to front balcony.
Second Bedroom with sliding door to front balcony
Third Bedroom with sliding door to rear deck.
Lower Floor Rooms (lower level living area - approx. 1,080 sq.ft):
Living area excludes garage & utility room
Family Room wet bar, fireplace with wood-burning stove, french door to side blue stone patio, large windows.
Formal Double Door Entry with wide stairway up to main level, open two storey.
Fourth Bedroom with lots of oak cabinet space, ideal for home office.
Large Hall Bathroom (new shower)
Laundry Room laundry tub, newer washer/dryer, oak cabinets.
Garage Large 2-car garage, 2 garage doors each with electric opener, kitchen style wall cabinets.
Utility Room oil fired furnace (oil tank in garage), water pressure tank, and water filter.
Cooperation with Buyer's Real Estate Agent:
Owner (Seller) will pay 2% commission to Buyer's Real Estate Agent of record at closing, in the
event Buyer is represented by a registered Real Estate Agent, subject to successful closing and to Buyer's assent.
Closing to take place at Seller's (Owner's) or Buyer's Attorney's office in the Danbury area, or at real estate office
as agreed between Seller and Buyer.
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