One Of Ridgefield’s Most Prominent Main Street Properties
Spectacular Ashland Cottage stands as one of the village’s premiere residences. Lovingly tended and elegantly updated on every level, it is a one-of-a kind home in a one-of-a-kind location, just steps to everything Ridgefield has to offer including the Prospector Theatre, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ACT of CT, the community dog park, Winter Garden ice rink and Ridgefield Town Hall, as well as five star restaurants, boutique shopping, spas, fitness centers and yoga studios, ball fields, and schools. It is also in an ideal location for commuting to Manhattan with the Katonah Train Station shuttle stopping only steps away. The residence itself enjoys the luxury of a being a superior family home, yet carries the presence and foundation of its storied history.
Sited on a deep and private lot, the home welcomes you with an impressive front porch. Upon entering, the beautiful paneling and moldings, chandeliers and rich patina of the antique hardwood floors give a nod to the vintage charm of the home, while the subtle color palate and modern conveniences reflect a more updated approach to life. An elegant ladies study is complemented by a formal living room with a marble fireplace and period details, formal dining room with custom cabinetry, spectacular butler’s pantry, library with three walls of tailored bookcases and a fireplace, plus a spacious kitchen featuring creamy cabinetry with polished granite countertops, an ideal layout, and professional appliances. The true heart of this spectacular residence is the magical sunroom/conservatory where walls of sparkling divided-light windows frame sprawling views of the park-like property.
Upstairs, the spacious, updated bathrooms – which still retain some classic elements – service six large bedrooms. The master suite includes a sumptuous custom dressing room with his & hers closets and a shoe wardrobe, while a mirrored wall leads into a beautiful Waterworks master bath for a spa-like experience. An elegant gentleman’s study, media room and large laundry/exercise room complete the upper levels.
Outside, the level in-town acre is the perfect place to relax and daily events can be witnessed from the multiple verandas. A gabled barn/garage includes a workshop and a second floor that can be used for storage, while the heated gunite pool is flanked by an expansive bluestone patio, pool house dressing area and bath. Perennial gardens, professional landscaping, and mature trees lend privacy, while the location is perfect for strolling into the heart of the Village.
Truly, a rare opportunity for the most discerning individual to own a piece of history in the heart of town.
NOTE: Assessment/Taxes being reduced 17% on 7/1/2020.