Baths: 6 full, 3 partial
Square Feet: 9751
174 Branchville Road, Ridgefield, CT
Welcome To One of Ridgefield’s Premier Residences: Stonewall Manor
Located in a private enclave of exceptional homes a little over an hour from Manhattan, Stonewall Manor represents a wonderful marrying of classic architecture, premium craftsmanship and a stately presence only found in the most magnificent custom residences.
Situated on 2.76 pristine acres just minutes to the Village, Stonewall Manor is a beautiful mini-estate and reflects the best in custom design and finishes. Originally built in 2001, the residence was expanded and renovated by the current owners to include a relaxing conservatory, magnificent library, fabulous pool and pool house, additional detached three-car carriage house, home theater and three custom dormer windows creating an interesting roofline that befits a home of this caliber.
Approaching the exterior of the home, you immediately know you’ve found something special. A stone-columned, automated entry gate opens to the home, aptly named Stonewall Manor due to the extensive number of stone walls surrounding the property. An intricately designed paver and Belgian block-lined circular drive gracefully sweeps towards the balconied front entryway. Three spectacular stone chimneys grace the west end of the home like welcoming monoliths beckoning you to enter and curl up around the cozy hearths inside, while a cedar shake roof, bluestone patios, copper gutters, and gorgeously landscaped grounds continue to reflect the quality evident at every turn.
A Special Place To Call Home
The front door opens to the gracious marble foyer, where your eye is immediately drawn to the curved lines of the wall, culminating in a unique oval ceiling framing the central stair. The quality of the craftsmanship is apparent in the gorgeous hardwood floors, arched entryways, 9-foot coffered ceilings, extensive millwork, and grand scale of the rooms. The foyer is flanked on either side by an elegant formal living room complete with a gas-fired fieldstone fireplace, a coffered ceiling, and large 8 over 12 divided light windows, and a spacious formal dining room also featuring a gorgeous coffered ceiling, raised wood paneling and a crystal chandelier. The butler’s pantry adjoins the dining room with two wine fridges, an ice-maker and ample custom cabinetry. Entering the home from the attached three-car garage, an expansive mudroom with large closets and individual lockers offers a secondary staircase to the upper level, as well as the second powder room on the main level.
Unique Rooms Add Appeal
The rear of the home offers an expansive floorplan incorporating the best of everything. The spacious Bilotta designed kitchen features professional appliances including an integrated, full-size refrigerator and freezer, two convection ovens, a 6-burner gas cooktop and griddle, warming drawer, and bar fridge. A hammered, copper farmhouse sink perfectly complements the Absolute Black sueded granite countertops and a large, polished limestone center island with an additional hammered copper vegetable prep sink. Custom cabinetry, a pantry and a kitchen office complete the space. A large circular conservatory features walls of windows and an inlaid, tumbled marble tile floor that opens to the covered mahogany deck. A breakfast or sitting room adjoins the accompanying spacious family room complete with custom cabinetry and a fieldstone gas-fired fireplace. A leaded glass transom detail provides a nice segue between the rooms and is echoed in the built-in cabinetry found in the family room. The unique bar room features yet another gorgeous fieldstone fireplace, as well an elegant English-style bar and a smaller wet bar. It truly is a most comfortable place to retire with your drink of choice. Finally, the majestic maple wood library with a mahogany finish features an absolutely stunning16-foot vaulted coved ceiling, with custom murals, ornate reclaimed wood entry doors, and an incredible 2-story bay window with views of the property beyond. It is truly a sight to behold.
Accessed via either a front or rear staircase the upper level is as impressive as the main. The private master wing features a spacious master bedroom with columns opening to a sitting area with custom display cabinetry, and a beautiful gas-fired fireplace. French doors open to a magnificent master bath that includes limestone tiles, a free-standing spa tub, two elegant custom cherry vanities with absolute black granite counters and a huge oversize shower with classic black and white mosaic tile work, two rain heads and a granite bench seat. The two large walk-in closets and dressing rooms include built-in drawer space, multiple hanging bars and shelving, and unique window details. The additional spacious bedrooms all feature large ensuite bathrooms with custom vanities, marble accents, and either baths or free-standing showers.
More Great Spaces To Entertain
The third level features a wonderful guest suite with a spacious bedroom, two walk-in closets, a beautifully updated bath with a marble shower and floors, as well as granite custom vanities, and a large recreation room. Multiple skylights bring ample light into this fabulous retreat. Moving to the lower level of the residence, the home features 8-foot ceilings and includes a home gym, a games room, second family room, powder room and a nine-seat executive home theatre with a projection screen accompanied by an additional sitting room. It can be accessed by either a front or rear staircase.
The Perfect Pool House
The level 2.76 acres are meticulously landscaped and professionally manicured. The outbuildings include an additional detached three-car carriage house, as well as a spectacular cedar pool house with outdoor speakers, fireplace, built-in grill and a kitchenette. The Gunite pool and spa provide welcome relief on long summer days and are the perfect place to entertain family and friends. Located in sought-after south Ridgefield, in a fabulous commute location and close to everything downtown has to offer, this residence is pure perfection.