43 Briar Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT

Fabulous colonial cottage with legal guest house

A welcoming portico ushers you into this remarkable, open concept, four-bedroom stunner highlighted by impeccable taste and design. Multi-width hardwood flooring accents exposed antique beams, beautiful mill work, built-in cabinetry and farmhouse-style touches throughout.

Updated for modern living, the chef’s kitchen comprises honed marble countertops and subway tile backsplash, a professional Dacor refrigerator and Wolf gas range, and plenty of sparkling white cabinetry, while a huge walk-in pantry provides plenty of room for storing all the necessities. The attached great room is warm and cozy with a fieldstone rocked, wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry and two casement windows. French doors provide privacy to the spacious private office, perfect for working from home and a marble half bath secretly hides additional storage. The oversized mudroom comes complete with multiple cubbies, built-in cabinetry, honed marble countertops and slate flooring and also encompasses the laundry. Completing the main level is a vaulted, screened-in porch/sunroom with hardwood floors, a shiplap ceiling and walls, ceiling fan and access to the spacious, expanded Trex deck. Outdoor lighting highlights the stone fire pit perfect for relaxing summer evenings at home.

Upstairs, the large main suite includes a vaulted ceiling, skylights and two walk-in closets plus a decorative fireplace. The full bath is renovated to the highest level with a marble vanity and floors, as well as radiant heat and a steam shower. Three additional bedrooms include large closets with organizers, and are serviced by a hall bath complete with marble radiant floors, a deep soaking tub, stall shower and vanity.

In addition, a legal guest cottage provides a wonderful opportunity as an in-law suite or rental opportunity with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom with a full bath.

The storage in the main house is exceptional. A full-size attic provides the majority of room, and in addition to multiple closets, the walk-in pantry, exterior shed and gardening storage closet provides all the room necessary for comfortably tucking away those rarely used items.

The beautifully level property includes a pool site should you so desire, as well as a play set and gorgeous fire pit. It is fully deer fenced, which is great news for the avid gardener! The property also has deeded rights to the PVRA recreation area which includes a clubhouse, tennis, beach volleyball and a pool. Dues are a required $315 annually with an option to join the pool & tennis club for additional $900 per year plus a one-time initiation fee of $1250.