400 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield, CT

Incredible New Price! Vintage Beauty In Absolutely Spectacular Setting

Sitting opposite the Silver Spring Country Club, this beautifully restored and expanded c1750 vintage home joins multiple outbuildings including a one-room studio/office with its own heating and air conditioning, and a three-car barn/garage with a loft, to create a fabulous compound.

The John Benedict house itself retains the charm of yesteryear, yet is completely updated for modern living. Exposed hand-hewn wood beams, a large stone fireplace, built-in cabinetry and original hardware give a nod to the past, while a new foundation, a generator, modern bathrooms and an updated kitchen make 21st- century living a breeze.

The spacious dining room connects to both the kitchen and living room and includes wide board floors, a wood burning fireplace and access to the full basement. The sunken living room features walls of windows creating a light and bright atmosphere. A large bay window looks out over the picturesque stone walls that surround the property, while a Dutch door allows for summer breezes. Continuing through to the eat-in kitchen, granite counters, upper and lower cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances join a breakfast area with views to the yard and patio. A recent addition, the mudroom includes multiple pantries and closets, as well as a full bath and access to the studio, barn/garage and the rear patio. The spacious main floor master suite includes two closet plus an additional large walk-in, exposed beams, wide-board floors and a spacious master bath rarely found in homes of this age. A recent addition, the dual sinks, oversized marble shower with both a rain and handheld showerhead, and a private commode provide a zen-like ambiance. Upstairs, two bedrooms join a sitting room and full bath to create the perfect guest suite or children’s rooms.

The 4.5 acre setting is second-to-none with sweeping lawns, stone walls, invisible pet fence, and gorgeous landscaping found throughout. Perennial beds join a vegetable garden and mature trees to create a wonderful oasis. The studio/office is actually one of the original barns on the property and would function perfectly for any artist or entrepreneur as it offers heat, light and air conditioning for a great year round experience. The three-car post and beam barn/garage was designed in the style of the other buildings resulting in a coherent look to all the structures. It includes sliding barn doors for additional car access, plus storage in the unfinished overhead loft. Plans exist for a second floor apartment if one so desires. The final structure on the property serves as a single car garage or for lawn maintenance storage. An automatic 22kW generator also services the property for added peace of mind.

Close to town and in a wonderful commute location to all points south and into NYC, this property is simply a gem.