Baths: 4 full, 2 partial
Square Feet: 7,249
329 West Lane, Ridgefield CT
Elegance & Sophistication In South Ridgefield
Such an impeccably maintained, gorgeous Colonial in desirable South Ridgefield doesn’t come along every day. If you’re looking for elegance and sophistication at every turn, this is the home for you.
This elegant Colonial has enjoyed the benefits of meticulous ownership as evidenced by its impeccable styling and upkeep. Entering via a private drive from the quiet accessway, you immediately notice a beautiful stone wall surrounding the property. The red brick walkway welcomes you to the front door, which opens into a wide, welcoming marble-floored foyer featuring a central spiral stair to the upper levels. Arched doorways, high ceilings and understated murals combine with beautiful hardwoods and moldings to create a sense of timeless sophistication.
The main level of the home is an exercise in quality craftsmanship. The custom cherrywood kitchen could easily be featured in the pages of Architectural Digest. Period lighting, ample cabinetry, granite counters and a unique center island topped in bronze all adhere to the highest standards of craftsmanship. A hammered copper vegetable sink, commercial grade appliances, and a wet bar next to the breakfast room complete the area. Moving into the formal dining room, you will find a classic chandelier and raised paneling, while the formal living room features a beautiful fireplace and French doors that walk out to a private patio. Double doors flank a grand mahogany library replete with upholstered walls, a Palladian window, expansive views of the side yard, mahogany crown moldings, and enough built-in shelving for the greatest of book aficionados. A vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, two sets of French doors, and a floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace flanked by two Palladian windows are the hallmarks of the relaxed family gathering room. Completing the floor are two elegant marble powder rooms. The finished lower level features a crafting room, work bench, temperature controlled wine cellar, and large games room.
The center staircase leads to a gorgeous master wing with an oversized master bedroom featuring a gas fireplace, and a grand master bath with Jacuzzi tub, marble floors, steam shower and separate commode. Three closets, including a walk-in, complement a separate cedar closet and a linen closet. Adjoining the master suite is a bedroom featuring a spiral staircase to a loft with attic access. A beautiful Palladian window allows in the winter sun, and is a perfect place to read or take a nap. A second egress from the room leads to the landing, where an additional ensuite bedroom is found. Another full hall bath and bedroom lead to the guest/mother-in-law wing that includes a bedroom with a remodeled ensuite bath and a separate family or bonus room with private access via the back stair. Dormer windows, vaulted ceilings and clean, crisp paint colors add interest and a classic elegance to every wing of this home.
The impeccably landscaped perennial and evergreen garden is a sight to behold. Flowers of every color bloom throughout the spring, summer and fall surrounding the pool and stone walls. A natural privacy fence exists due to the abundance of mature trees and specimen plantings surrounding the property. In the center of it all, a spectacular Glen Gate pool with a raised spa and waterfall is ensconced in a beautiful slate patio, while a second patio provides a private oasis between the family room and living room French doors. A built in grill makes cooking easy, and the seamless flow from inside to outside makes this a perfect home for entertaining.