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Fairfield Woman Returns to Childhood Home

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Fate brought Peggy Plunkett Lord home again, when she received a copy of an ad for a house for sale at 1123 Round Hill Road in Fairfield.

Her interest piqued, Plunkett contacted the listing agent to set up an appointment to view the home. After introducing herself to the owner, Jennifer King, Plunkett told her that she had lived in the home, which was owned by her parents from 1938 through 1952. King was excited to meet someone who had lived in the home, as she and her husband had many questions about the history of the property.

When the Kings purchased the property more 30 years ago, they were told that part of the home was originally from an old tavern in town, but their recent inquiry to the Fairfield Historical Society could not substantiate this claim.

When asked about this, Plunkett said the rooms were from an old barn somewhere around the property, which originally encompassed several acres that were parceled off over the years.  She was pleased to see the original traditional detail of the home has been preserved and how it meshed with the modern amenities and additions.

Touring the home, Plunkett recognized the gold-plated mirror in the entry foyer and informed the Kings that it came from the home of her great-great grandfather in Adams, Mass. Mr. Plunkett and his brother founded the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company in 1889 -- later becoming a major part of Berkshire Hathaway, which grew into one of the largest textile manufacturers in the world.

A frequent guest in the home in Adams, was President William McKinley.

The property is currently listed for sale for $1,449,000.

For more information, contact John Kleps of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, at 203-258-8733, view the online listing or visit

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