16 Shadow Lane, Ridgefield, CT

Sophisticated, In-Town Expanded Cape

The spectacular presence of this in-town, cul-de-sac property affords its owners an amazing Village lifestyle without compromising privacy. A beautiful, bluestone walkway leads to an inviting front porch with a timbered ceiling and on into the double high foyer of this stylish, interior designer’s-own home. The sweeping staircase to the upper level complements the exquisite paneling, beautiful crown moldings, top-quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship evident throughout, while the front to back views showcase the wonderful, outdoor entertaining area.

French doors lead the way into the formal living room complete with a fireplace surrounded by a classic mantle of carved wood and marble, which opens directly to the formal dining room. The adjoining gourmet kitchen is spectacular and is fit for any Chef, with an extensive island and breakfast bar, custom white cabinetry, professional appliances, wine refrigerator, built-in microwave, two counter-based refrigerator drawers and Calcutta marble counters. Additionally, the solarium-like breakfast room includes a huge banquet-style window seat framing the Palladian wall of windows and offering a tongue-and-groove, tray ceiling. Open to an expansive family room with multiple sliding glass doors and a cozy fieldstone fireplace, this suite of rooms is the true hub of the home.

Tucked away, the main floor master suite includes two spacious walk-in closets and an impressive bath with marble floors and counters, a steam shower, a double vanity as well as a make-up vanity, and a jacuzzi tub.

A distinguished library with custom built-in cabinetry, a dry bar, two powder rooms and a well thought out, expansive mudroom complete the level.

An elegant chandelier graces the foyer as you ascend the main staircase to the upper level. A large suite – which could double as a second master- includes multiple closets, a full bath with granite highlights, and a den or sitting room. Two additional well-proportioned bedrooms with walk-in closets share an elegant Jack and Jill honed marble bath, while a fabulous recreation or second family room with a tongue-and-groove paneled ceiling provides ample space to relax and work with multiple, custom storage units and desk space. Featuring many alcoves and window seats, this is truly a multi-functional, yet elegant space. The upper level laundry room with a sink, skylight and custom cabinetry completes the level.

The beautifully finished lower floor includes a kitchenette with a full size refrigerator, as well as a wine fridge, and a half bath. A games room continues through French doors to a media room with custom cabinetry and access to the home gym.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Outside, an expansive bluestone patio provides multiple seating areas culminating in an impressive stone fireplace. The level, in-town acreage allows for an easy walk to town and the lifestyle it affords including award-winning restaurants, all manner of shopping, and access to cultural icons such as the Prospector Movie Theatre, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Playhouse.