Baths: 4 full, 3 partial
Square Feet: 8050
179 Peaceable Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT
American Architecture at its Finest
Perfectly proportioned rooms are the hallmark of this grand -yet comfortable- residence. Close to town and in a great location for commuting, this home is perfect for today’s lifestyle. Purchase the home on 3.21 acres or with the additional building lot (183 Peaceable Ridge Road) for a total of 6.37 acres.
A Grand Entrance
Located on a private drive surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, this residence’s welcoming mahogany front porch sets the tone for a wonderful living experience. Built by Dan Valentine in collaboration with Paul Montanari, the impressive millwork, beautiful arched entryways, sweeping staircases and top-of-the-line craftsmanship reflect an elegant simplicity of design. Arched entryways, hickory and heart of pine wood floors, and an abundance of character are hallmarks of the home. Multiple French doors lead out to the fabulous patios and decks, and offer views of the pool, pool house and Connecticut woods beyond.
The spacious formal dining room features a coffered ceiling and two sets of glass pocket doors creating an inviting space that can quickly become a place for more intimate gatherings. A library to the other side of the grand front staircase houses a billiard table, and was custom designed to showcase cherrywood cabinetry and wall paneling, as well as a coffered ceiling and wet bar. A comfortable living room also encompasses an executive office space and features a wood stove with a marble tile surround, built-in cabinetry and walls of windows.
Arguably the heart of the home, natural light floods the gourmet chef’s kitchen, family room and breakfast room creating an inviting suite where you can relax and enjoy life. The kitchen features granite counters, ample cabinetry, a breakfast bar, a separate pantry, professional appliances including a Viking 6-burner gas grill, double ovens, two dishwashers, and a SubZero refrigerator. A large central island with a prep sink also includes two refrigerator drawers. In addition, the kitchen connects to the dining room via a butler’s pantry. The impressive fieldstone fireplace in the family room features log storage, a large hearth and a raw wood mantle sawn at a local lumber yard. Extensive built-in cabinetry, as well as an office or study area, exposed beams and French doors to the patio are features, while the breakfast room is surrounded by windows and offers beadboard detailing. An impressive mudroom, back staircase, two powder rooms and access to the three-car garage complete the level.
A Gracious Retreat
The upper level of this home enjoys six spacious bedrooms, each with its own unique features. The master suite includes a tray ceiling, gas-fired fireplace, French doors to a private balcony, an impressive walk-in his & hers closet and dressing room, and a most luxurious full bath with marble floors and vanity counters. In addition, custom cabinetry, a make-up vanity, and an oversized marble shower with multiple shower heads join a deep soaking tub with views.
The additional bedrooms include an ensuite guest room with an updated bath, and two wings each consisting of two bedrooms sharing a hall bath. Walk-in closets, a study area, and a large laundry complete the floor.
Room To Play
The lower level of the home includes an exercise room, half bath, and a large recreation and games room, as well as a “sport room” perfect for indoor soccer, hockey or other games not usually allowed inside the house!
Outside, the Gunite pool can be enjoyed from the expansive soapstone patio, which resists heating during the hot summer months. A built-in grill and prep area, as well as a spectacular pool house make entertaining a breeze. The pool house is a perfect place for guests with a full kitchen, living room, full bath and mud area, as well as a lofted bedroom and sitting area. Throughout the property, professionally landscaped evergreens, specimen plantings, perennial beds, stone walls and Connecticut forest provide privacy and beauty.
Located only 5 minutes to town and 15 minutes to Katonah train station for an easy commute to New York City, this residence is a perfect family compound.