302 Old Branchville Road, Ridgefield

Charming Craftsman-Style Cottage

This beautifully updated and renovated home features stunning gardens and includes a separate legal one-bedroom apartment perfect for a tenant or guests.

Sited on a picturesque 3.68 acres, this beautifully remodeled 1930’s Craftsman-style home is a true treasure. With lovely walnut and maple hardwood floors, recessed lighting, substantial natural light, unique materials and cathedral ceilings, there is a sense of artistry and style at every turn.

Beautiful rock stairs lead from the 4-car detached garage to the main house, where you have choice of entering the home either through the front vestibule or a mudroom. The vestibule continues through a Dutch door to the expansive living room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed hand-hewn beams and a granite fireplace. Two sets of French doors allow access to the office or fourth bedroom, connecting the living room to the side hallway, where the mudroom entrance can be found. The spectacular family room located here includes soaring ceilings, a wet bar with a Vermont soapstone counter, Vola fixtures, built-in cabinetry, a Vermont soapstone fireplace, multiple windows with views on three sides, and access to a private stone patio.

The kitchen and dining area feature beautiful bi-color floors, a large picture window with views of the water garden, many terraces and stone walls, as well as granite outcroppings with native plantings such as iris, andromeda, lavender, native blueberry, and mountain laurel, and a fenced organic garden. All the stone used in the stone walls and gardens around the home comes from the old quarry immediately adjacent, which now provides the backdrop for a beautiful babbling brook. The expansive Trex deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the property. The kitchen itself features high-end appliances such as a Wolf gas stove, GE Monogram side-by-side refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. Honed Absolute granite counters, custom cherry wood cabinets, a breakfast bar and pantry complete the area.

The main floor master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, and bathes in the natural light provide by a French door to the deck, as well as a huge Palladian window. The master bath makes wonderful use of poured concrete with double farmhouse vessel sinks, an open-air limestone shower and a deep jetted soaking tub. High-end Vola fixtures, great water pressure and an in-suite laundry room provide for a comfortable and practical space. The additional full bath on the main floor features a slate shower and a Klinker-stone custom vanity.

Upstairs, two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings join an additional full bath with a granite vanity, slate floor, and a clawfoot tub and shower creating a suite of rooms the perfectly complement the second family/GUEST/PLAY room. The one-bedroom guest apartment – with a 15-foot vaulted ceiling – is located over the 4-car garage, and allows a tenant or guest to enjoy an open-concept living room and full kitchen with maple floors, high end appliances including a Fisher-Paykel refrigerator, Bosch washer, dryer and dishwasher, and a Blue Star gas range. It also features a beautiful full bath, ample storage and closet space, a private patio and balcony, as well as a tankless hot water heater, propane heating and its own air conditioning.

Close to shopping, major highways and the train, the home is also located a short walk to Weir Farm.

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