82 High Ridge Ave, Ridgefield CT

Magnificent High Ridge Hall

High Ridge Hall is the epitome of superb Georgian architecture and exhibits the finest detailing at every turn. No expense has been spared when creating this perfect in-town residence.

Elegance Beyond Compare

Custom-built in 2008, High Ridge Hall holds true to its English-inspired roots and perfectly blends refined public spaces with tasteful private spaces. In a great location for travel to neighboring Fairfield County towns, and just steps to the Katonah shuttle for New York City commuters, the residence is a picturesque walk from downtown Ridgefield and the lifestyle it affords including world-class restaurants, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Prospector movie theatre, the Ridgefield Playhouse, a new state-of-the-art library, and many shops and attractions.

A vaulted, barrel ceiling awaits as you enter the residence Foyer through the 8-foot high Mahogany door. Black and white marble, custom moldings, old-world Cherry hardwood floors, 9.5-inch baseboard, a custom-designed wrought iron bannister, and an antique bronze chandelier from the Prince of Wales Hotel in Rio De Janiero, greet you as you move through to the public areas of the home. 10-foot ceilings grace the lower level, and main and second floors, with 9-foot ceilings found on the third. Custom-designed 8-foot high solid wood doors feature Baldwin brass hinges, handles and locks, and four graciously arched entryways add to the elegant stature and overall design aesthetic observed throughout the home.

The Formal Dining Room features an antique Gold Doré chandelier, and 12 over 12 divided light windows. This room directly accesses the Butler’s Pantry complete with granite counters, silverware drawers, a stemware dishwasher, wine fridge, beverage cooler, and a built-in Miele espresso bar. In addition, a temperature-controlled Wine Storage Room can house up to 200+ bottles of your finest vintages. The gourmet Kitchen features a large central granite island with a prep sink, Wolf 6-burner grill and griddle, Wolf double-convection ovens, Miele dishwasher, two integrated SubZero refrigerators with additional refrigerator drawers below and storage above, as well as a hidden pantry. The breakfast room includes an antique iron light fixture and accesses a private covered patio with a serene view to the formal gardens beyond. Adjoining the kitchen is the inviting Family Room, which includes a breathtaking wall of windows, a black honed-marble fireplace, and a continuation of the spectacular moldings. The Formal Living Room features a bow window and large fireplace and is immediately seated opposite a distinguished library with gorgeous American Cherry wood coffered ceilings and custom-built cabinetry. Recessed lighting – including additional lights designed to showcase art – and a fireplace, create a relaxing ambiance.

Refined Private Retreats

The Main Level Master Suite is an exercise in elegant simplicity. French doors walk out to the rear stone terrace and provide gorgeous views of the formal gardens. The suite features a sitting area, tasteful main bedroom with exquisite crown moldings, a crystal chandelier, luxurious His & Hers baths, a dressing area with ample, custom-designed, built-in closets and a recessed laundry room. The Lady’s Bath features both a traditional marble vanity, as well as a make-up vanity, an air-jet soaking tub with a marble surround and beautiful tile work, and a separate commode. A shared oversized shower with multiple showerheads joins the two baths. The Gentleman’s Bath features built-in shelving, drawers and a shoe closet, vanity, and separate commode.

Servicing all 4 levels of the home is a private elevator. The second level of the home allows for a handsome Office with a fireplace and custom cabinetry including filing drawers and a plethora of shelving. Across the hall a Collectibles or Memorabilia Room could also be used a cozy Retiring or Reading Room with glass shelving and display cases highlighting a person’s favorite pastimes or achievements. The perfectly proportioned bedrooms on this floor include walk-in closets, ensuite baths with double vanities, mosaic tilework, antique sconces, oversized showers and gorgeous detailing at every turn. There are even refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers to be found. The third level bedrooms – including a dormitory-sized guest room – incorporate design elements such as dormer windows, interesting architectural angles, walk-in closets and a Butler’s Pantry. A fabulous Jack & Jill bath joins the bedrooms, while a large Wrapping Room and a spacious Cedar Closet provides storage.

Beautiful Amenities

The Lower Level of this special home is spectacular. 10-foot ceilings set the stage for an 11-seat Executive Theater with a HD 40×80 inch screen and surround sound, a Billiards Room with an incredible bar featuring an ice maker, two refrigerators, microwave, wine cabinet and dishwasher. A granite breakfast bar, fireplace, two powder rooms and a bonus room with 10.5-foot ceilings designed for a Golf Simulator complete the floor.

The English-style gardens are a unique combination of formal planting beds with pebbled walkways and fountains, and a manicured lawn perfect as a future pool site. Boxwoods, daisies, peonies, salvia, white roses, hollyhocks, hostas, azealeas and rhododendrons are just a few of the perennials to be found, along with vegetables and beautiful mature trees such as dogwoods, red maples, oaks and evergreens.

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