285 West Lane, Ridgefield, CT

Nantucket Style With Ridgefield Charm

Welcome To Your Private Staycation

From the unique grey herringbone brick foyer to the beautiful chef’s white and marble kitchen, this home immediately lets you know it’s not your everyday residence. Subtle paint colors, tranquil design and the picture-perfect yard create a place for rest and relaxation year round. In the best commute location to all points south and into NY, the home is set back from the road with a commanding presence. Adjoining 11 acres of open space, the fully fenced, level 3 acres also second to none for privacy.

The foyer separates the north and south wings of the house, but the open design allows for easy entertaining between the two. The north wing features a billiards room with a wet bar and connects to a relaxed living room with a fireplace. Both rooms walk out through French doors to the expansive wrap around mahogany porch surrounding the residence offering multiple seating and relaxation areas. A beautifully, newly renovated half bath services these rooms.

The south wing features a renovated kitchen with Carrera marble counters, a 6 x 9 foot oversized island offering seating for casual dining, and brand new professional appliances. It connects to the spacious formal dining room and to a large mud room with a half bath and a continuation of the herringbone grey brick. A large cubbie space and direct access to the three-car garage are also found here.

Spanning the rear of the rear of the home is a den that shares a double-sided wood burning fireplace with the light and bright great room. Featuring a coffered ceiling and a panoramic view of the backyard and sparkling pool, it allows for true indoor/outdoor living to the covered pergola and pavers stone patio.

The master suite doesn’t disappoint with two walk-in closets, a tumbled marble master bath with a steam shower and deep soaking tub, a vanity with double sinks and a separate makeup vanity. Two juliette balconies are accessed via French doors and provide a quaint place to enjoy coffee or cocktails overlooking the yard. The four additional bedrooms enjoy updated baths, while a private office is tucked away at the head of the stairs. A large separate au pair or in-law suite also offers a private entrance for convenience, and could be perfect for a home-based business.

The vaulted third floor offers a second huge family room and play space with built-ins. A newly remodeled exercise room takes advantage of the high ceilings and views to drive inspiration and resilience when tackling a workout.

The outdoors is an escape from the everyday with plenty of room for everyone to do exactly what they want. A fire pit is tucked behind beautiful perennial plantings, while the new built-in gas grill is located in great proximity to the al fresco dining area under an open-air pergola. Opening to a heated gunite pool interspersed with gorgeous gardens and mature trees, the pool house has a full bath with an outdoor shower, bar and changing room. Fully fenced and deer proofed recently, the park-like property allows for hours of enjoyment and sports. And to top it off, a waterfall runs down a rock garden into a Koi pond eliciting a soothing ambiance.