FAIRFIELD - Since all new Fairfield beach area homes must be elevated, owner\/listing agent Beverly Walsh and her husband had to put on their thinking caps while designing their home at 655 Beach Road. "We wanted to have easy access to the outdoors and we designed the house with that in mind," she said of the five-bedroom home created by architect Jim Lancaster and Thomas Kane Builders. As a result, there is a front porch that spans the length of the home, a screened porch with a wood-burning fireplace, a back deck with access to the grill and a large second-floor deck off two bedrooms. "One never needs to go down a flight of stairs to enjoy all that nature has to offer," said Walsh, who has enjoyed the town's Fourth of July fireworks from the comfort of her home. Built in 2014, the colonial is just a couple of blocks from the beach and pulls design inspiration from its soothing coastal palette. The open floor plan offers options for intimate dinners as well as seated affairs for 20. The home's architectural details include coffered ceilings, a wet bar with a walnut top and refrigerator drawers, as well as SubZero and Wolf appliances, double ovens and Quartzite stone counters in the kitchen. The primary bedroom suite includes a tray ceiling and dressing room with a walk-in closet. The master bath features an extra-large tumbled marble walk-in shower. Two additional bedrooms on this level are also en-suite. The third floor offers two additional bedrooms and a bath. The property is professionally landscaped with perennial gardens and boasts an extra-large, two-car garage. This house is on the market for nearly $2.33 million. For details contact Beverly K. Walsh of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-227-4343 or Beverly.email@example.com.