Located on Ridgefield’s famed Main Street in The Elms, this property is at once welcoming, yet iconic. First built – and named – by Thomas Hawley Rockwell in 1760, in 1799 The Elms began its long and colorful life as an Inn, serving patrons for 214 years. Painstakingly restored by Master Builder Michael Principi, this historic property is now an elegant three bedroom home. Retaining the original chestnut framing, two center chimneys hosting six fireplaces and the original floor plan, it was completely rebuilt from inside out with all modern appointments and finishes, while still maintaining the historic charm and appeal of the original building.
Dark hardwood floors run throughout complement the barrel vaulted ceilings, French doors, multiple cozy gas fireplaces and outstanding crown moldings and trim work you would expect in a home of this caliber. The perfectly designed main floor includes an inviting foyer with old world charm offering access through sets of French doors to each of the spacious rooms found here. The formal dining room, formal living room and kitchen all enjoy comfortable fireplaces and flow well from one to the other.
The top of the line, spacious eat-in kitchen includes a bay window and built-in sideboard, granite counters, professional Wolf 6-burner gas range, Asko dishwasher and Subzero refrigerator with two freezer drawers. A massive stone fireplace with a reclaimed wood mantel provides additional character and is a throwback to the home’s origins. Tucked away, a comfortable family room houses a fireplace and built-in cabinetry for quiet nights at home.
The master suite is as elegant as they come with a vaulted ceiling, huge walk-in closet and beautiful master bath complete with a claw foot tub, oversized marble shower with a rain head, double vanity and radiant floor heating. Two additional spacious bedrooms are en suite with fireplaces and walk-in closets. A relaxed sitting room could function perfectly as a private office with French doors providing solitude, yet still allowing you to be part of the action.
The third floor is a fantastic bonus space and can be used as a playroom, second family room or studio. Equally important is the lower level, which takes advantage of the stone foundation- utilizing it to creating rock walls, and pairing it with bluestone slate display areas, tile floors, exposed beams and more for a unique experience while sitting in the office, hanging out in the media room or working out in the gym. A kitchenette with a wine chiller is an added bonus!
The two-car garage and adjacent driveway provides parking for four cars, but the true allure of the property is its location. In the heart of the Village, you are just a few minutes walk to everything Ridgefield has to offer including the Prospector Theatre, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum & ACT of CT, the community dog park and Winter Garden ice rink, as well as five-star restaurants, boutique shopping, spas, fitness and yoga studios, ball fields, and top-rated schools. It is also in an ideal location for commuting to Manhattan with the Katonah Train Station shuttle just minutes away. Truly one of the best locations on Main Street!