Elegant Connecticut Estate
Auction Date & Time
Saturday July 28, 2018 at 4:00PM ET
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5 BD / 3 BA / 2 Half BA
+/- 6,800 sf
Lot Size: +/- 2.7 acres
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PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $4 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! This shingle-style home in exclusive southern Ridgefield boasts impressive smart home amenities behind its elegant exterior. Built to the highest architectural standards, the Property is designed to be beautiful, comfortable and low-maintenance, from building materials to push-of-a-button technological conveniences. Indeed, the Property has been featured on television and in Bloomberg for its fully-integrated home automation, which the current owner designed in collaboration with Phoenix Audio Video of Fairfield. The main components of the system are customized one-touch wall-mounted digital panels placed throughout the home. From these stations everything from the garage doors to the waterfall in the 7-seat spa can be controlled with a fingertip, and sensors have been placed to trigger customized commands in the event of snow, rain, or the arrival of dinner guests. A 25 kW generator and battery backups assure power is uninterrupted, even in inclement weather.
MacMillan Architects in Ridgefield worked for over 18 months to design the Property, which is a masterful combination of low-maintenance materials. The home’s siding, shingles, and exterior trim were carefully constructed of components that are especially impervious to weather and rot to decrease the amount of time spent on home repair. Landscape plans were developed with Studer Design Associates of Ridgefield, and includes a 60-ft pond, in-ground spa with waterfall, multiple gardens and gazebo (conceptual plans are available for the addition of a swimming pool). Scaping Falls Nursery and Gardens of Scarsdale constructed the 6,000 sf of paved driveway, 3,000 sf of stone terraces and stone walls that enhance the beauty of the landscaping. A small garden building stores supplies, and the sides and rear of the property are fenced with 8-ft black-coated fencing to keep deer out of the plantings.
Inside, the handsome residence boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths in its +/-6,800 sf. The first floor is built for entertaining from the sunken living room to a grand dining room, all enhanced by warm wood molding and hardwood floors. The rear of the residence houses a family room, game room and home theater area for recreation, while a Mahogany-paneled office was designed by Neal Zimmerman (a leading architect in workplace planning) to maximize productivity.
The second-floor bedrooms are accessed via a staircase in the grand hall and include a spacious master suite, 4 guest bedrooms and two full baths. 1,700 sf of bonus space can be used for additional bedrooms or recreation areas, and a walk-up attic offers another 1,267 sf of storage.
An attached, 5-car garage and detached 2-car garage add additional space for gardening supplies or automotive hobbies, and the 2-car garage also includes a heated room with plumbing that could be used as a studio, office, or “man-cave.”
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RIDGEFIELD, CT. A small New England town within easy driving distance to all the cultural attractions and amenities of New York City, Ridgefield CT is highly praised by residents, even being rated the 2016 “Safest Town in Connecticut.” With only 25,000 permanent residents, Ridgefield nonetheless has many art galleries and theaters on the mile-long stretch of its Main Street to entertain the influx of weekend travelers coming from New York City and Boston. Indeed, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Playhouse are two world-class venues that attract visitors—and artists—from across the globe. Shopping and Zagat-rated dining options abound, and there’s even a semi-private Fazio designed golf course with reasonable memberships and greens fees for residents and non-residents alike. Other popular outdoor pastimes include hiking and bicycling along the miles of country roads and winding trails that run through and around the community. A new public library is a central hub of the community, and residents visit the Prospector Theater for first-run movies in a venue founded to create meaningful jobs for adults with disabilities.
Part of Ridgefield’s town center is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, and its ambiance and charm has attracted many notable residents over the years including actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, author Eugene O’Neill, and noted composer Maxim Shostakovich. Maurice Sendak and Susanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games, have also called Ridgefield home. Hundreds of years of history have shaped this New England town, and in places like the Keeler Tavern Museum on Main Street it is visible: there is still a British cannonball lodged in a corner post, a reminder of the battle of Ridgefield in 1777. Today, Independence Day (as well as a host of other holidays) are celebrated with parades, fireworks and visiting with neighbors and friends. Ridgefield’s proximity to Manhattan makes it an ideal location for a weekend home or primary residence, combining all the tranquility and history found in Litchfield County with a much shorter commute to Manhattan.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT. With just under a million residents, Fairfield County Connecticut is the most populous county in the Constitution State. Established in 1666 by the Connecticut General Court, the country originally included parts of what is now New York State, and the town of Ridgefield was incorporated in 1709. Although often seen as an extension of the New York City metropolitan area, Fairfield County has thriving industries of its own in addition to being an important center for international business who prefer to have their headquarters near, as opposed to in, New York City. Clairol, General Electric, Sikorsky Aircraft and many money management firms are currently based in Fairfield County.
Only an hour from Manhattan by car, Fairfield County boasts a very different skyline: the Taconic mountain range. The natural beauty and historic charm of the region is famous, making the homes in the area a perfect weekend getaway from the city. The Property is ideally situated on the New York/Connecticut border within twenty minutes’ drive of several Metro-North railroad stations for easy commuting, and is within minutes of some of Fairfield County’s most interesting attractions, including the Maritime Aquarium, the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences and Two Roads Brewing Company.
Property listed and offered for sale by Neumann Real Estate (REB.0757378). Listing Agent Harry “Chip” Neumann, Jr. (RES.0496077). Platinum Luxury Auctions is a registered Foreign Limited Liability Company with the state of Connecticut (ID#1263399) performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited.
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