805 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT

Art You Can Live In

A fabulous opportunity to own a piece of mid-century modern history! This remarkable residence is a 1986 masterpiece designed by renowned American architect, Richard Foster for his family. Often in partnership with Phillip Johnson of the Harvard Five, he worked on both the Glass House in New Canaan and the Round House in Wilton. His work can also be seen throughout the country at the New York State Theater, NYU Library, The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX, and the Kline Biology Tower at Yale University.

Privately nestled on 11.3 acres, the property includes both the main house and a legal guest house. The main house is particularly breathtaking with unbelievable views of beautiful vistas through 12-ft Mahogany Tischler & Sohn glass doors adorning the rear of the home. A skylit, 25-foot glass-topped Atrium welcomes you to the residence, and the open-concept design includes a wonderful floor plan for entertaining. Light and bright at every turn due to the incredible use of glass, and using designer lighting for highlighting artwork, the living room/dining room, family room and master bedroom all open onto the masterful slate terrace surrounding the home, taking advantage of the gorgeous scenery. A separate office, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with professional appliances, granite counters and impeccable styling complete the public areas.

The private spaces include a master bedroom warmed by a marble fireplace, and featuring a large, boutique-style dressing room/closet and a marble bath. The three additional bedrooms, and multiple baths are secluded and serene.

The spacious entertaining area in the lower level comes complete with a wet bar, full bath and gym, and walks out to the heated in-ground pool.

In addition to the wonderful architecture of the main house, the property’s famed history goes even further back. As part of the Ridgefield Boys School in the early 1900’s, the two-bedroom guest house includes an indoor basketball court from the time. This same structure was also later used by noted author, actor and director, Michael Chekhov, as the location for his Theatre School, hosting such celebrities as Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood and more.

Privately nestled on 11 acres with evergreens on three sides and close to all North Salem bridle trails, it’s an easy commute to NYC and offers plenty of room for horses, tennis or an organic farm. Also included are a 6-car garage, full house generator, security system and invisible pet fence.

Truly a magnificent residence!