In a fabulous commute location at the New York border, this custom Dan Valentine-built home is a tranquil oasis only a few minutes from downtown Ridgefield. Abutting acres of both Connecticut & NY State open space, the Nantucket shingle-style residence has the perfect open floorplan for today’s lifestyle, while providing ample opportunities to work from home.
A soaring two-story foyer provides perfect front to back sightings of the wrap around deck and woods beyond. High ceilings, French doors, impeccable trim work and large windows providing ample natural light abound, especially in the formal dining room which connects to a butler’s pantry, and in the formal living room. An absolutely spectacular, vaulted library also provides an inspiring place to conduct business.
The heart of the home consists of the kitchen, the breakfast room and the family room, which all flow seamlessly from one to the other. Floor to ceiling windows throughout accentuate the views. The newly renovated kitchen includes brand new professional appliances, quartzite counters, an island and a walk-in pantry, while the family room offers a fieldstone fireplace and beautiful built-in cabinetry to house a large screen television.
The wrap around deck takes advantage of the large trees and sloping property with vista views creating a resort-like feeling. A large patio surrounds the sparkling gunite pool, and together with a hilltop firepit and columned pergola dining area, provides the perfect setting for entertaining.
The pristine master suite includes a beautiful spa-like bath with his and hers commodes, a granite-topped double vanity with a central tower, deep jetted soaking tub and oversized shower. Double doors provide a grand entrance, while a gas fireplace is perfect for cozy evenings in. The additional, three large bedrooms are either ensuite or have a Jack & Jill bath. The 9-foot ceilings continue through this floor. The first of two laundry rooms is also found here.
A third floor study/bonus room offers fabulous built-in desks and cabinetry, and provides a wonderful space for a home office. A second bonus space over one of the two heated 3-car garages has a separate entrance and is perfect as a nanny, in-law suite, or office space.
The walk-out lower level lives like a full floor with a games room, gym, wet bar, full bath with laundry and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. French doors lead to a covered lower level patio for yet more outdoor entertaining space and provides easy access to the pool above.