26 Wooster Street, Ridgefield, CT

Beautifully Updated Farmhouse with In-Law Suite and Cottage Apartment

Just minutes to town, and nestled on over three acres of beautiful level land, this historic farmhouse offers open-concept living with multiple separate quarters for family, guests or a legal rental.

The open concept floor plan of this completely renovated residence functions perfectly for a modern lifestyle. Marble and white cabinetry, as well as cool neutral paint colors, and recessed and central overhead lighting reflect a fresh transitional trend while classic fireplaces, exposed beams and a multitude of divided-light windows retain much of the original character.

The free-flowing kitchen features a huge marble island, a Viking stainless steel refrigerator, wine cooler and dishwasher, DCS 6-burner gas range, a walk-in pantry, plenty of cabinetry, marble counters and a farmhouse sink.

The adjoining living room – or keeping room as it would have been known in days past – focuses around the original wood burning fireplace and offers access to the rear deck through French doors. Completing the open living space, a vaulted dining area offers access to a balcony and the yard beyond.

An office/bedroom resides at the front of the home sporting built-ins and access to a full bath, as well as a mudroom area. Access to the upper level is also found here.

The master bedroom includes a cape-style vaulted ceiling with a large walk-in closet and additional shelving plus access to the full bath. Basket weave marble tile, plus a sleek modern vanity and deep soaking shower/tub combination with white subway tile creates a look that is on-trend. Two additional bedrooms with large closets and built-ins complete the level.

Unusual in a home of this age, a finished lower level offers two additional bonus rooms that could used as guest rooms or offices depending on your lifestyle. There is also ample storage.

The detached three-car Carriage House houses an additional in-law suite complete with a living room, bedroom and full bath. Visually beautiful and in keeping with original structure, the Carriage house includes a cute cupola as well as a veranda and deck providing access to the separate Cottage Apartment.

Available as a legal rental apartment, the Cottage sits tucked back on the property behind the Carriage house. With a separate entrance, as well as access to the garage, the apartment includes a large great room/dining room with a fireplace, full kitchen, bedroom, updated full bath, laundry and a wonderful deck. Overlooking the lush, spacious yard, it is desirable place for guests or a tenant to enjoy.