Charming Antique In Beautiful Setting Close To Town
With all the charm of yesteryear, yet updated for modern living, this beautiful Colonial farmhouse was one of the original residences on the Doubleday Farm homestead. Wideboard floors, double-sided fireplaces and a “keeping room” off the kitchen all hearken back to a time when life was simpler, while marble counters, stainless steel appliances and a great flow throughout allow for a comfortable lifestyle.
The porticoed front entrance opens to a charming English-style “snug” room with a wood-burning stove. The foyer includes a gently curving staircase to the upper level, while opening to the living room with an original double-sided fireplace. The fireplace is decorative on the living room side, but opens to deep wood-burning hearth in the spacious adjoining conservatory. Framed by walls of divided light windows, with exposed beams and an abundance of natural light, the conservatory is truly a beautiful space to retire.
The equally large formal dining room includes multiple windows and built-in corner cabinetry. It opens to kitchen and “keeping room” complete with a cozy, wood burning fireplace and views to the whimsical gardens, manicured lawn and chicken coop beyond. The galley kitchen includes an eat-in breakfast room, porcelain farm sink, marble counters, stainless fixtures, farmhouse cabinetry and open shelving, as well as a stainless gas range, dishwasher and Bosch refrigerator. Off the back of the keeping room is a mudroom with a tiled floor and access to the full, unfurnished basement, perfect for storage. A powder room rounds out the main floor.
Upstairs the master bedroom includes the original wideboard floors and features a sitting area and multiple closets. The updated master bath features marble tile floors, a deep clawfoot soaking tub, glass shower and vintage-style sink. An adjoining covered deck has been transformed into a functional laundry with additional closet space. Two additional spacious bedrooms include multiple closets. The hall bath features hexagonal black and white floor tile plus a pedestal sink and walk-in shower with subway tiling.
The finished attic includes an office and two additional bedrooms, plus an additional full bath. The newly carpeted space is full height and offers a perfect space for a playroom, exercise room or media room.
The beautiful property offers a level yard, perennial garden beds, mature trees and a wonderful party shed- perfect for hosting outdoor gatherings. In addition, the chicken coop adds a touch of whimsy and the detached two-car garage offers additional storage.
Only minutes to town and everything the village of Ridgefield has to offer including great schools, cultural centers such as the Aldrich museum and the Ridgefield playhouse, the Prospector Theatre, newly renovated Ridgefield Library and amazing restaurants, this home offers the opportunity to experience a piece of history that perfectly functions for the modern day.