35 Blacksmith Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT

Nantucket-Style Cedar Shake Colonial In Spectacular Private Setting

The phrase “incredible curb appeal” was designed to describe this sophisticated residence with its gorgeous cedar shakes, metal roof highlights, stacked stone walls, fisherman coach lanterns, and superb architectural design.

The double-high foyer is punctuated by a spectacular bronze chandelier that stands alone as a piece of art in its scale and presence. A gently curving staircase meanders to the interior balcony and is surrounded by multiple windows, drenching the home in natural light. The elegant formal dining room features raised paneling and connects to the kitchen through a butler’s pantry housing both display cabinetry and a full walk-in utility pantry. The kitchen itself includes a large granite-topped island with classic soft white cabinetry and professional appliances including a SubZero refrigerator, Wolf 6-burner gas cooktop, Miele dishwasher and Wolf double ovens. The adjoining sunny breakfast room connects directly to the family room, which offers beautiful views of the yard and woods beyond, as well featuring a stunning floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace, built-in cabinetry and an impressive coffered ceiling. The living room offers access to the handsome mahogany study complete with a wet bar, wine fridge and powder room. An additional powder room can be found in the well-equipped mudroom, which includes access to the bluestone patio, lower level and oversized three-car garage. A rear staircase also offers an additional way to access the upper level.

An impressive master suite overlooks the serene rear yard creating an immediate sense of relaxation. A boutique-style walk-in closet joins an exquisite stone bathroom with an elegant claw foot soaking tub, radiant heated floors, a double vanity, oversized shower with multiple heads, and a separate commode. The four additional bedrooms feature beautifully updated, en suite or Jack & Jill bathrooms and large closets. A bonus recreation room provides a versatile space to create a playroom, media space or studio, while the unfinished, walk-up attic allows for great storage or additional square footage that can be finished if desired.

The finished lower level is a grand space with a media and games room, desk and office area, full bath and a newly renovated state-of-the-art gym. A full kitchenette includes a hammered copper sink, ice maker, mini-fridge and full size refrigerator/ freezer for hours of enjoyment!

The property encompasses a lovely level yard with two distinct pool sites if one should so desire. Lush lawns, irrigation, professional planting beds, specimen trees and a large blue stone patio join an outdoor fireplace providing a calm respite from the everyday. The woods beyond offer opportunities for great leaf-peeping, stunning winter scenes and privacy year round.

Located in southwest Ridgefield, this residence is in a great commute location to the city and all points south. It includes a whole house generator and state-of-the-art everything. Not to be missed as it cannot be reproduced for this price!