16 Pelham Lane, Ridgefield, CT

Zen-Like Retreat

Welcome to Laurel Haven, a private Zen-like sanctuary tucked away across from Weir Farm National Park, yet convenient to trains, town & commuting routes. This tranquil residence with views from every room is part of the Twin Ridge community & is sited on 2 park-like acres adjoining a private lake for canoeing, kayaking & skating.

A cozy fireplace greets you at the entry Foyer & opens to the heart of the home – an expansive Sunroom drenched in natural light with gorgeous year-round views of the gated & fenced yard filled with perennial plantings, mature trees & a Mountain Laurel-lined path to the Zen garden & lake beyond. Formal Living & Dining rooms each have gas fireplaces, French doors & crown moldings. The adjoining eat-in Kitchen allows for casual dining & includes custom drawers & pullouts, a Subzero refrigerator, convection & conventional ovens, an electric cooktop, microwave & a Bosch dishwasher. Completing the main floor is a relaxing Master Suite with a spa-like bath including stone tiled walls, a frameless shower, radiant heated floors & custom cabinetry.

Upstairs, four Bedrooms feature hardwood floors, with the ‘Playroom’ recently receiving new carpet & the ‘Office’ getting special treatment with a tin ceiling & built-in cherry cabinets. A spacious Family Room is also found here.

With $200,000 invested, the home also features a newer roof, new AC, new water heater, improved water system, automatic generator with 500-gal propane tank & more! Truly an enchanting country retreat in Connecticut’s first Cultural District!


From The Owner

IDYLLIC – this one word describes the essence of our home.

We are so grateful to have found this wonderful slice of paradise in the beautiful, quintessential, New England town of Ridgefield. Every aspect of this unique property is a nature lover’s dream. The two plus, bucolic, park-like acres surrounded by gorgeous perennials, mature trees, a slate patio, sprawling lawn, our own Zen/meditation garden & a pristine, private lake for canoeing, kayaking, skating or just relaxing creates the perfect setting for this peaceful country retreat. Best of all, once inside the house the garden and lake views can be enjoyed from every room.

The Sunroom, our favorite, with 18 windows and 2 skylights, affords an ever changing spectacular four-season, panoramic scene worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. It is here that we relax, read, listen to music, dance, and dine “al fresco” while eating indoors.

We cannot say enough about Weir Farm National Historic Park right next door, with over 100 acres offering hiking trails, tours, painting & photography classes, and even, yoga on the lawn with the friendliest Park Rangers ever.

As for living in Ridgefield – we believe there is no better people and pet friendly town with its charming Main Street offering boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, theaters and parks, not to mention a top-rated school system. The Founders Hall Senior Center and Recreation Center offer an array of activities including exercise, classes, games, lectures, and many wonderful social events.

Our home will be sorely missed, not only by us, but by family and friends as well who have enjoyed the respite and serenity of this beautiful, peaceful, private sanctuary.