Spectacular 50+ mile views are the hallmark of this incredible property, which includes an in-law or au paire apartment and a guest cottage.
Located in the West Mountain Historic District, Longview is a sprawling manor home that retains the charm and quality of yesteryear, but also provides for the best in modern living.
Entering the residence, a gracious foyer opens to the great or living room offering an unbelievable view of the distant hills and valleys. A floor-to-ceiling, two-story wall of glass provides a breathtaking vantage point from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets and serves as the focal point of the room, which is also anchored by a huge stone fireplace. Leaving the great room, two sets of French doors lead into either the spacious dining room or an elegant library. The dining room features a Waterford crystal chandelier, fireplace with marble surround and built-in shelving, and adjoins both a lovely butlers pantry with plenty of storage and the eat-in kitchen. The remodeled kitchen includes granite countertops, a large island, custom cherry cabinetry, a skylight and a beautiful red brick fireplace. The family room off the rear of the house features an exposed wood plank ceiling, and walls of windows- again allowing nature’s majesty to shine in. The powder room found here is actually located in a converted elevator shaft, which can easily be returned to full function.
Moving to the opposite wing of the house, the stunning library includes wall-to-wall
built-in cabinetry and an expansive fireplace with a custom wood mantle and a marble surround. A spacious exercise room, gorgeous office with views from all sides, and a second kitchen and full bath are perfectly situated to take advantage of the pool site located here.
Striking Upper Level
Accessed via either a central staircase or a second hidden back stair, the seven bedrooms enjoy high ceilings and modern conveniences. The master bedroom suite includes a spacious bedroom with a sitting area and fireplace, and walks out to a stunning flat roof balcony with views. The master bath includes a walk-in closet, built-in armoires and multiple drawers, a marble vanity, glass shower and a deep jacuzzi soaking tub. Separated from the master suite, the six additional bedrooms include a guest suite with a beautifully updated full bath, marble fireplace and French doors opening to a private deck and five additional spacious rooms sharing two more updated hall baths. All rooms have hardwood floors throughout and nine-foot architectural ceilings.
The beauty of Longview is undeniable. Manicured lawns provide a bucolic accent to the rolling hills and vales visible from the myriad windows found throughout the home and provide the changing natural canvas from which to enjoy the sunsets and seasons. A beautiful red brick patio and path surround the home, while specimen plantings, rock gardens, native plants, a brook and a pond, a perennial garden and even a vegetable garden adorn the grounds.
For Your Guest’s Enjoyment
The attached in-law or au paire suite includes a full kitchen and bath, living room with a gas fireplace, dining room and a bedroom or den. With the option to provide access to the main house, it is a functional space that can serve as an independent suite with its own entrance, or as an attached space through the main entrance.
The charming one bedroom guest cottage on the premises also allows for independent living, or could serve as a great studio or workshop space and features a bedroom, living room, eat-in kitchen, a laundry, full bath, private patio, and views overlooking the pond.
Close to everything Ridgefield has to offer including shopping, 5-star restaurants, the library, Prospector movie theatre and so much more- and also in a fabulous commute location close to the New York border- Longview provides the discerning buyer with the privacy and stunning natural beauty of a weekend home with the ease and comfort of a year round residence. Truly special!