224 West Lane, Ridgefield, CT

Unique Colonial With Open Floor Plan

Tucked away behind stone walls on desirable West Lane, this architect-designed four bedroom home was rebuilt from the ground up in 2001 and offers plenty of space for everyone. A large central foyer offers easy access to all points in the house, whether it be the upstairs flanked by an interior balcony, or the spacious main floor.

Directly ahead of the foyer is the Great Room, which features multiple windows including a bay, and a porthole, as well as French doors looking out to the expansive yard and mature trees. A cozy fireplace makes for a great place to watch the changing of the seasons and the open concept design creates a wonderful area for entertaining. Continuing through into the dining room and kitchen, French doors walk out to a huge wrap-around balcony and composite deck, while coffered beams create interest on the ceiling. Black granite counters – including a unique circular breakfast bar – complement the professional Viking appliances including a gas cooktop, oversized single-door refrigerator and double wall ovens, while the attached pantry houses a microwave and additional sink opposite a bar with a wine cooler. A cozy study next door includes plenty of built-in cabinetry and is one of three offices found on this floor. The library houses the second office area, and a third, classic home office provides yet more room for privacy. A half bath is conveniently located at the end of the hall.

Upstairs the master suite includes a vaulted ceiling, updated full bath and multiple closets. Three additional bedrooms are spacious and share a hall bath. The walk-out lower level is perfect for relaxing with a rec room, games room, full bath, steam room and laundry room. A large mudroom is connected to the two-car garage and French doors walk out to an expansive stone patio.

Minutes to the Village and in a great commute location to NYC, this house is at once comfortable, yet architecturally interesting.