209 West Lane, Ridgefield, CT

Exceptional ‘Fairhaven’

Tucked away on West Lane, ‘Fairhaven’ is a spectacularly renovated gem that radiates warmth and sophistication at every turn.

Once belonging to Geraldine Farrar, the home welcomes visitors with an expansive porch complete with Corinthian columns and a timbered ceiling. Expanded over the years, this residence retains its original charm through the use of intricate leaded glass and diamond pane windows, beamed ceilings, extensive French doors, crown moldings, and gleaming hardwood floors. Non-traditional in its layout, the floor plan gently meanders from one room to another, seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor living areas in order to create the perfect entertaining space.

The centrally located living room graciously leads into to a music room, as well as a formal dining room, all which have views of the front porch. Light streams into the three-season sunroom, which accompanies both the kitchen and breakfast areas. This special suite of rooms is complete with multiple pantries and closets, a turreted sitting room, and state-of-the-art appliances and features. Exposed brick and natural materials highlight the home’s rich history.

A study and family room each utilize gorgeous French pocket doors, connecting to a breezeway that runs the length of the rear of the residence. It offers multiple exits to the back porch, terraced patios, and pool, and connects the 3-car garage and mudroom to the rest of the home. The breezeway also offers access to the finished lower level, which currently serves as a pool house complete with a full kitchen, a full bath, and a recreation room.

Upstairs, a sumptuous master suite contains a dressing room with custom designed shoe and jewelry drawers, two closets, and a spa-like bathroom complete with tumbled and honed limestone, extensive crown moldings, a deep soaking tub, a shower with multiple shower heads, custom cabinetry, and a separate commode. Three additional ensuite bedrooms all espouse a classic approach to design, including a soft color palette, window seats, built-ins, and more.

Finally, the third floor includes an office, two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a large bonus room. Over the garage, an additional vaulted finished space can be used as a games, sports or play room.

The elegance of the main residence can only possibly be matched by the home’s spectacular landscape. Towering mature trees envelope manicured front and back lawns, providing unmatched privacy and beauty. The bluestone terraces are perfect for lounging poolside, while the heated gunite pool and waterfall spa provide endless summer fun. Located adjacent to Silver Spring Country Club in south Ridgefield, and in a perfect location for commuting to NYC and lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties, ‘Fairhaven’ is quite simply one of the most stunning and architecturally significant properties on the market.

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