43 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield, CT

Gracious, Custom-Built, Shingle Style Colonial On The Original Peaceable Acres Estate

With an open floor plan, amazing flow and plenty of room for all, this home offers a unique opportunity for someone looking to experience an in-town lifestyle, while relaxing in a quiet and peaceful setting.

A private drive meanders up to this beautifully designed and custom-built home. The front porch with bluestone slate and a timbered ceiling welcomes you into an open foyer with front-to-back views and Brazilian cherry floors inlaid with Jerusalem marble. Arched, cased entryways, gleaming Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, crown moldings, French doors, whimsical pendant chandeliers and sconces create a sense of warmth and welcome.

The spacious living room is kept light and airy through the use of a coved 12-foot ceiling with a wood-burning fireplace and three sets of double French doors creating the rear wall. In fact, the entire rear of the home consists of walls of glass, which allows for an unbelievable amount of natural light even on a dull day.

The formal dining room doesn’t disappoint with a beautiful bay picture window, built-in China closet and space to seat 12 or more. It is located directly opposite the chef’s kitchen, which includes a 12-foot island with a breakfast bar and multiple in-island storage cabinets, a prep sink, two Viking wall ovens, a Wolf 6-burner with griddle gas cooktop and hood, two SubZero refrigerator/freezers, and a Miele dishwasher. Granite and soapstone counters, and glazed cream cabinetry complete the look, while a wet bar with a Scotsman ice maker rounds out the area. An adjoining large breakfast room and built-in office center transition into a bright family room with a second wood-burning fireplace, a built-in media center and 12-foot ceilings. Access to the two-car garage, mudroom and laundry is found here. A powder room also services this area.

The master bedroom wing is privately nestled in its own corner and features a den or sitting room with a large bay picture window and a spacious master bedroom with sitting area, fireplace and French doors to the patio. The spa-like master bath includes radiant heated floors, a frameless glass shower with both a rainhead and handheld faucet, as well as a double vanity, deep jetted soaking tub and separate commode. Marble accents and counters, along with cherry wood cabinetry provide a sense of opulence. Two deep, walk-in closets complete the suite.

Upstairs, a central raised office includes a French door entry, a huge walk-in closet with two separate doors and picturesque views of the yard. A private second master or in-law/nanny suite includes a full bath, and a large walk-in closet/dressing room, while the additional three bedrooms are either ensuite or share a Jack & Jill bath.

A mid-level playroom between the bedrooms and the kitchen is a perfect place for children to hang out with its own half bath, media center and a multitude of storage space.

In the finished lower level, storage abounds with rows of wall-to-wall closets, a homework nook, full size refrigerator and built-in cabinetry, a dry bar and a recreation-media room. A roughed in wine cellar has potential, while an artist’s studio, gym and a huge unfinished storage space provide room for any interest. Plumbing exists if someone should want to add a bath to this area.

Moving outdoors, the expansive slate patio incorporates a beautiful circular planting bed, and plenty of room to entertain, grill, lounge and eat. With access through glass French doors from every room at the rear of the house, it presents an opportunity for a true indoor/outdoor experience. Spectacular perennials, mature trees, manicured lawns and a quiet park-like setting make this space a comfortable oasis.