One of Ridgefield’s most treasured properties, ‘Overlook’ offers an enviable in-town lifestyle, while still allowing for plenty of privacy and solitude. Offering a beautiful approach behind stone walls, the residence perches majestically at the highest point of Ridgefield’s Publisher’s Row. Long a summer house, this home has been lovingly updated for a modern age.
Enjoying a huge covered porch with a timbered ceiling that is ideal for lounging and enjoying long summer evenings, the welcoming dutch-door entry leads into an impressive octagonal parlor with a three-sided fireplace and Corinthian columns. Extensive crown moldings, a Victorian arched stairway with paneling and upholstered walls, huge divided light and picture windows with original Tiffany leaded glass accents, and gleaming hardwood floors are just some of the wonderfully unique vintage features this residence provides.
The beauty and formality of the formal living room is complemented by the relaxed feel of the heated conservatory. Featuring French doors and Tiffany glass windows on all sides, the room offers incredible views of the landscaped yard beyond. Antique 8-foot glass doors continue into the formal dining room complete with a classic fireplace and additional pocket doors to both the parlor and the living room.
A butler’s pantry connects to the gourmet kitchen, which was hand-crafted by an award-winning master craftsman from England. The fabulous cabinetry is joined by modern stainless steel appliances including a grill, cooktop and commercial Wolf range, as well as a Gaggenau oven, granite center island and counters, and a Sub Zero refrigerator. A large breakfast room walks out through French doors to the covered porch with access to the bluestone patio. The kitchen also offers access to a half bath which connects to the “snuggery”- the original set rooms reflecting the Victorian concept of stepping up into a more cozy, intimate area- now used as a music room and a library.
Upstairs, the second floor includes a large master suite with a master bath, and access to an expansive veranda, perfect for sipping wine or drinking coffee in the sweet evening breeze. The original Victorian ‘children’s suite’ is still accessible in its original format including a central playroom with a full bath and three large bedrooms.
An office, additional full bath and upstairs family room round out this floor. The third floor includes extensive built-in cedar cabinetry and closets, as well three additional bedrooms and a full bath complete with a charming clawfoot tub
The setting is second-to-none with expansive manicured lawns, perennial plantings, mature trees and a fabulous location just a few minutes walk to all Ridgefield has to offer. For commuters, the residence is steps to the shuttle to Katonah train station, or just over an hour’s drive into Manhattan.
Truly, one of Ridgefield’s premier vintage properties.