135 Old Branchville Road, Ridgefield

Impressive Mid-Century Modern Home With Panoramic Views

Located in commuter-friendly South Ridgefield, this residence was once home to prolific writer Cornelius Ryan and was featured in House Beautiful.

Set back from the road and surrounded by mature trees, this modern oasis is a relaxing getaway from the everyday.

A streamlined aesthetic is complemented by bluestone paths, timber accents, stacked stonewalls, and panes of glass to create a relaxing private compound that includes a stunning guest house and a three-car garage.

The entry foyer of the main house sets the tone by providing unending views of the woods beyond through a wall of glass. Divided into north and south wings, the home flows graciously from one room to another and is perfect for hosting large gatherings.

Stepping down a level, the north wing houses an incredible 20-foot high(?), floor to ceiling, double-sided fireplace in an immense – yet welcoming- great room. Double high picture windows join skylights and wood beams, flooding this room in natural light. A wet bar and powder room segue into the spacious dining room open to a butler’s pantry with additional cabinetry and professional appliances. Continuing on, the eat-in kitchen is a chef’s dream with an island and breakfast bar, Wolf 6-burner gas stove with double ovens and a griddle, pot-filler, SubZero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, an additional Wolf wall oven and a built-in microwave. Completing this wing is a lofted master bedroom with His & Hers closets, gorgeous His & Hers stone baths with a jacuzzi tub and glass shower, and a peek-a-boo window overlooking the great room.

The south wing consists of five additional large bedrooms on upper and lower floors. The three upper level rooms include vaulted, timbered ceilings and share a hall bath or are ensuite, while the lower level rooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom and walk out to a private bluestone patio at the side of the house. These lower level spaces function perfectly as an in-law or au paire site with privacy and a separate entrance. Laundry, a mudroom and additional storage are also found here.

The detached, one-bedroom guest house is constructed with the same modern aesthetic as the main home and includes a kitchen with vaulted ceilings featuring granite counters and stainless steel appliances, a full bath, as well as a vaulted great room with a massive wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, exposed beams and a large picture window overlooking the woods beyond. It adjoins a three-car garage.

The stunning property wows from every angle: the beautiful approach gives way to rolling, sculpted grounds with granite outcroppings, stone walls, level grassy areas, bluestone patios and a stunning pergola adorned with vines. The woodland views from the rear of the residence are spectacular offering a kaleidoscope of color during fall, haunting winter scenes and the promise of an endless green summer. Truly, a work of art!