Marketed at $2.85 Million. Multiple Offers Produced!
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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 fully renovated in 2005, 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. A sunken garden with a koi pond, extensive gardens and original plantings lend the home a cool elegance in line with its country setting.
The provenance of the gardens is storied as well: designed by Warren Manning (a well-known landscaper famed for his contributions to the 1893 Chicago World Fair and the Biltmore Estate), they were planted in an 18th-century English romantic style and featured in a Garden Club of America tour in 1927. Many of his historic plantings remain – including a gorgeous pergola covered with white hydrangeas – and since they so fully capture Manning’s “wild garden” style, the gardens were catalogued by the Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens (AAG) in the fall of 2017.
Through the front door, an inviting foyer opens into lovingly restored 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 substantial and comfortably cool even in the summer months. In the winter, the home is warmed by seven fireplaces – one in each of the main level rooms and the balance in the upstairs bedrooms.
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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 LLC is a registered Foreign LLC (ID#1263399) and licensed real estate brokerage within the state of Connecticut (REB.0792292; broker Trayor R. Lesnock: REB.0792226), performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction.