Charming Country Estate
Auction Date & Time
Friday June 29, 2018 at 7:00PM ET
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4 BD / 4 BA / 1 Half BA
+/- 6,000 sq. ft. (main residence)
Lot Size: +/- 3.6 acres
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PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $2.85 MILLION. NOW SELLING AT OR ABOVE ONLY $1.1 MILLION! This English-style stone manor in Ridgefield, CT is set on 3.6 acres and offers 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths in nearly 6,000 interior sf. Built in 1911 and recently renovated, this Property is architecturally significant: it was designed by Grosvenor Atterbury, the famed Yale architect who specialized in weekend homes for the wealthy and built homes for clients as illustrious as the Rockefellers. Constructed for Arthur C. Fraser (a prominent New York patent attorney), the tri-level residence was designed to complement the surrounding landscape. Sunken gardens and patios with koi ponds and original plantings lend the home a cool elegance in line with its country setting.
The gardens themselves, designed by Warren Manning (a well-known landscaper famed for his contributions to the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and the Biltmore Estate), were planted in an 18th-century English romantic style. They were featured in a Garden Club of America tour in 1927, and many of his historic plantings remain – including a gorgeous pergola covered with white hydrangeas. The epitome of Manning’s “wild garden” style, the Property’s gardens were recently documented by the Smithsonian Institution.
Through the front door, a cozy foyer opens into warm, inviting living and dining areas, while a conservatory leads the way from the dining room to the kitchen. A step down from the foyer, a cheerful family room offers an abundance of natural light from windows and a skylight.
Upstairs, three bedrooms share the second floor, and the final, third-floor bedroom features sweeping views of the grounds that make it an ideal place for guests. The stone walls throughout the home, are 18 inches thick, making the residence sturdy and comfortably cool even in the summer months. In the winter, the home is warmed by seven fireplaces.
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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. Shopping and 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.
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. Its picturesque beauty and alluring architecture has even been featured in two major motion pictures, In Name Only starring Cary Grant and The Lady Eve with Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwick.
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 minute’s drive of several Metro-North railroad stations for easy commuting.
Property listed and offered for sale by Al Filippone Associates LLC (REB.0789142) of William Raveis Real Estate (REB.0751800). Listing Agent Andrew S. Whiteley (RES.0770852). 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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