If you’re looking for New York chic in a suburban Connecticut setting, you’ve found it! This wonderful circa 1900 home has been beautifully renovated by area restoration specialists and finished with the latest design trends. Located in desirable south Ridgefield on a scenic road, it’s just over an hour commute to NYC, and is in close proximity to all major routes for travel to lower Fairfield and Westchester counties.
Home to noted designer and lifestyle guru, Katie Brown, you realize from the moment you enter the expansive foyer, that this is no ordinary residence. It truly unfolds like a work of art – every room flowing into the next with something to look at at every turn. The boldly colorful library features walls of windows and a lovely fireplace, while the whimsical music/family room presents beautiful views of the acres beyond through two bow windows. The spacious sunken living room pays attention to the details with window seats, beautiful millwork, and an antique fireplace lending a comfortable, yet sophisticated ambiance. Stepping up to the formal dining room, French doors open to a spacious patio while a modern butler’s pantry provides a place to store all the necessities required for a great night of entertaining. The gorgeous redesigned “white” chef’s kitchen is spectacular with top-of-the-line, stainless steel appliances, furniture-quality custom cabinets, beautiful sleek Caesar Stone countertops, and a layout designed for the most discerning cook. Adjoining a spacious breakfast room with built-in cabinetry and french doors to the patio, it is truly the heart of the home. Completing the level are an exercise room, large mudroom, main level laundry room and an in-law/au pair apartment complete with an eat-in kitchen, living area, full bath and two bedrooms.
Two staircases provide access to the upper levels – a more formal main staircase taking you directly to the master wing, and a wonderful “friendship” back staircase to other rooms – and there is no better way to describe the master wing than serene. The large bedroom complements a separate sitting area with a fireplace, while the luxurious master bath features an oversized steam shower, deep soaking tub, two vanities and incredible tile work. A short hallway allows access to the dressing room with his and hers walk-in closets, as well as a private study. A lovely gallery connects the other updated, ensuite bedrooms on this floor. The third level features a dormitory style bedroom, full bath, craft room and expansive attic playroom with a large cedar closet, while the lower level comes complete with a poker lounge including a bar and fireplace!
The grounds encompass over 4 acres of tranquil, natural woodlands with large swathes of green lawn, mature trees, and a pond. Stone walls, a gravel drive and numerous stone patios yield a somewhat wild, yet elegant result. Truly one-of-a-kind, this home is not only a place to live; it’s a place to explore.