78 Olmstead Lane, Ridgefield, CT

The Perfect Country Compound with Pool & Tennis!

The best of both worlds. This beautiful property is a piece of New England history & charm. Updated with today’s modern amenities it has hosted many fundraisers and parties over the years, and is within walking distance to town & Connecticut’s first ‘Cultural District’. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own an historic home that has been fully updated and renovated. Always feel like you are on vacation a half mile from Main Street and an hour from NYC!

Boasting over 9,000 square feet of living space inside and more than 2.6 acres of outdoor luxury living, this beautiful country estate enjoys a full-sized tennis and sport court, 55-foot long swimming pool with a center lap lane, formal gardens, a built-in fire pit, pavilion, outdoor kitchen and more. A two-car attached garage joins an additional four-car detached garage with a two-story barn “man cave” roomy enough for a golf simulator to create this amazing country getaway.

Built in 1909, the main floor includes original wood paneling and oak and maple flooring, as well as six wood burning fireplaces. An executive office/library features the original hand-carved mantle, while the formal living and dining rooms include beautifully restored pocket doors to connect these spectacular spaces. In addition to the “pub” room which includes the original stone fireplace and a built in wet bar, there is also a wine cellar that was transformed out of the original 1909 ice box.

A chef’s kitchen with a separate breakfast area was custom designed by the owner and includes professional appliances such as two SubZero refrigerator/freezers, a Viking gas range with 6-burners and a griddle as well as electric double ovens, plus a 36” Viking wall oven in the over-sized island, warming drawer and pot filler. Absolute Black brushed and honed granite presides over the perfectly designed quarter sawn oak cabinetry, while the butler’s pantry plus a walk-in food pantry provide plenty of additional storage.

Enjoy evenings in the pub room sitting at the copper bar while encouraging your favorite pool player’s game after changing in the attached cabana post outdoor fun. If relaxing is more your style, the family room is the place to be with French doors overlooking the pool and a cozy fireplace to sidle up to. Or, better yet – heading out for a night on the town? Find everything you’ll need in the expansive mudroom

Upstairs, the spacious main suite comprises a sitting area, two walk-in closets, a dressing room and a gorgeous marble master bath with a soaking tub and steam shower that includes body jets. Off the master there is also another large office with a separate sitting area or gym space, perfect for remote work. Three additional en suite bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, a laundry room with granite countertops and a children’s playroom/home learning center complete the second floor. The third floor includes a fifth bedroom, another full bathroom and den – perfect for a guest suite or in-law “apartment”. The additional 1,100 square foot finished lower level includes two large work out rooms, a home media area, and plenty of finished and unfinished storage.