398 North Street, Ridgefield, CT

Tranquility Abounds

Exquisitely renovated and expanded in 2007, this spectacular home is the picture of casual elegance. Only five minutes to the Village, it was originally part of a 1930s estate and features a truly park-like setting with stone walls, flagstone paths and stunning landscaping. High-end architectural details such as a handsome cedar shingle roof, an abundance of divided light windows and custom wood shutters further enhance the quality and craftsmanship evident throughout the residence.

Punctuated with gorgeous paneling, stately columns, graceful arches, raised ceilings and incredible 100-year old Carlisle oak wide-board floors, the interior of the home exudes a warm and relaxed ambiance. Front to back views welcome you in as the foyer opens to a formal living room that enjoys a double-sided fireplace. The dining room features a huge picture window, as well as French doors to the family room and gourmet kitchen beyond. Living as a true indoor/outdoor space, the soaring ceiling of the sunken family room joins skylights, a fireplace and four separate sets of French doors to the flagstone patio, while the large kitchen and breakfast room includes an office space and features professional Viking appliances, a farmhouse sink, granite counters and plenty of storage including a walk in pantry.

Moving towards the main floor master wing, a distinguished library/study features a gas fireplace, two sets of French doors and exquisite custom cabinetry with woven wallpaper accents. It shares an elegant powder room with marble accents with an additional small ladies study, perfect for the day-to-day responsibilities of the house. The master wing includes a bright and airy sitting room opening through double doors to the master bedroom with a timbered ceiling and ceiling fan reminiscent of a plantation house, a private balcony, and his and her walk in closets. An exquisite Durango limestone master bath includes a fireplace, a deep claw foot soaking tub, an oversized steam shower with multiple shower heads, and two vanities with Crema Margana granite counters. Completing the floor, a large laundry room and mudroom join an additional powder room and dressing room leading directly to the pool.

Upstairs, a second master or guest suite with a full bath is separated from the other bedrooms via a bright landing with a vaulted ceiling, and multiple skylights and windows. The two additional spacious bedrooms share an updated hall bath with classic black and white tile, and a vanity and makeup area.

The lower level includes a games room and a recreation room, as well as a full bath, and French doors to the yard. It could easily function as an in-law or nanny suite. The 4-car garage is comprised of two attached bays plus two detached bays, with the area above available for expansion.

Outside, mature trees and fruit trees join rare specimen plantings, perennial gardens, rolling lawn and a flagstone patio with a gorgeous in-ground pool to create a beautiful entertaining space. The property also adjoins Seth Low Pierrepont State Park for all manner of hiking, swimming and boating fun while still being located a short drive to the center of town.

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