Long admired and much loved, one of Ridgefield’s gems stands ready to welcome a new family
Just over on hour from New York City, Ashland Cottage has been lovingly tended and elegantly updated on every level. A one-of-a kind home in a one-of-a-kind location, the residence enjoys the luxury of a superior family home, yet carries the presence and foundation of its storied history.
Sited on a deep, lush lot just steps to the Village, the impressive front porch welcome guess to the home via a 150-year-old, 10’ foot tall front door. Upon entering the foyer, the beautiful paneling and moldings, chandeliers and the rich patina of the antique hardwood floors remind you of the home’s history, while the subtle color palate and modern conveniences reflect a more updated approach to life. An elegant ladies study is complemented by a formal living room with a marble fireplace and period details, as well as a formal dining room with custom cabinetry, a butlers pantry, library with three walls of tailored bookcases and a fireplace, plus a spacious kitchen featuring creamy cabinetry with polished granite countertops, an ideal layout, and professional appliances. The true heart of this spectacular residence is the magical sunroom/conservatory created by the homeowners where walls of sparkling divided-light windows frame sprawling views of the park-like property.
Upstairs, the spacious, updated bathrooms – which still retain the classic elements of a vintage home – service six large bedrooms each with its own soothing ambience. The master suite, in particular, is softened by wall -to-wall wool carpeting, elegant window treatments and a refined color palette. A sumptuous custom dressing room with his & hers closets, a shoe wardrobe and a mirrored wall leads into a beautiful Waterworks master bath for a spa-like experience. An elegant gentleman’s study and a media room complete the upper level floor plan.
Outside, the level in-town acre is the perfect place to relax and daily events can be witnessed from the multiple verandahs. A gabled barn/garage includes a workshop and a second floor that can be used for storage, while the heated gunite pool is flanked by an expansive bluestone patio and adjoins a pool house with a full bath and dressing area. Perennial gardens, professional landscaping, and mature trees lend privacy, while the location is perfect for strolling into the heart of the Village.
Truly, a rare opportunity for the most discerning individual to own a piece of history in the heart of town.