9 Kendra Court, Ridgefield, CT

Peaceful Lakeside Retreat

Backing up to a peaceful lake, this home is located on a fabulous property in a small enclave of custom homes. Only minutes to the Village and all it has to offer including top-rated schools, five star restaurants, boutiques, spas and more, it was built to showcase the breathtaking views of the lake from every angle. It is also in a great commute location approximately one hour from New York City.

A beautiful Belgian block lined, crushed stone circular drive enhances the immaculate landscaping, and sophisticated entryway of this gracious home. A soaring foyer opens to a friendship staircase and offers front to back views to the rear yard. Nine-foot ceilings flow throughout the main level and large floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample natural light. Hardwood floors unite the space, which includes a formal dining room with an attached butler’s pantry open to the eat-in kitchen. The well thought out, white chefs kitchen includes ample cabinetry, a center island and breakfast bar, granite counters, Thermador double ovens, a SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Jenn Air electric cooktop with a grill. A huge picture window over the sink provides stunning views of the pool and yard beyond.

The breakfast room walks out to the huge Trex deck, which spans most of the rear of the home. The adjoining family room includes a soaring vaulted ceiling and multiple picture windows offering truly incredible views of the tranquility of nature beyond. A wood-burning fireplace creates a cozy space for cool winter nights and is overlooked by an interior balcony from the hallway above, while the distinguished private office with multiple built-in shelves and bookcases backs up to it. Completing the floor are a billiards room, two half baths, and laundry room and mudroom with direct access to the garages.

The upper level includes a master suite and four additional bedrooms on both the second and third floors. The spacious master bedroom is bright and breezy with access to a private balcony. Two closets – including a walk-in – grace the space along with a marble bathroom. The bathroom is the perfect place to retreat with a large steam shower with a rain head, double vanity, private commode and a jetted tub overlooking the yard and lake. The three additional well-sized bedrooms on this floor are either en suite or feature a Jack & Jill bath. A third floor bedroom includes dormer windows, a large closet and a full bath, and would make a wonderful private guest suite.

Truly a multi-functional space, a separate in-law/Au Paire apartment could also function as a fabulous expanded office or artist’s studio. It includes a private entry, full bath and living/bedroom area and four closets, plus direct access to the 3-car garage with room for lifts.  The finished lower level is equally versatile offering a massive space available for a recreation and games room, exercise room, second family room or whatever you desire. Above grade it also walks out to the pool and yard and includes a full bath and a sauna.

Not to be outdone by the house, nature creates the perfect backdrop for this residence. A private pond shimmers in the sunlight, while a gorgeous saltwater gunite pool invites you to cool off on hot summer days. Japanese maples, specimen trees, manicured planting beds and rolling lawns work together to create this fabulous outdoor paradise. A fullhouse generator, central vacuum, energy efficient zoned cooling and heating, and many other upgrades provide peace of mind.