Sunset Hall

Ridgefield, CT

Luxury Auction® Date

May 2017

Property Specs

10 BD / 8 BA / 4 Half BA

+/- 11,956 sf (main residence)
+/- 1,500 sf (guest house)

Built: 1912

Lot Size: +/- 6.99 acres



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The Property

SOLD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO LUXURY AUCTION®!  With sweeping views of Long Island Sound and the Catskill Mountains, the Georgian estate known as Sunset Hall has captivated generations of Americans since it was built in 1912. Original owner James Stoker (U.S. Ambassador, banker and active supporter of the YMCA) built the nearly 12,000 sf estate at one of the highest points in Ridgefield, CT. In fact, the skyline of Manhattan – only an hour’s drive away – is visible from the Property.

Stoker was followed by a series of well-known owners including the brother of Harry Houdini, Brooklyn multi-millionaire and beer baron Samuel Rubel and famed actor Robert Vaughn. Sunset Hall was even considered as the permanent home of the United Nations in 1946.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984, the Property has been lovingly maintained, with Phillip Esser of the Ridgefield Historical Society stating that the Property is, “a magnificent example of a Gilded Age estate.”

Property features include a tennis court, 65-ft heated pool, a 4,000-sf limestone pool terrace, 9 fireplaces, a marble-floored, 50-ft ballroom and 22 rooms ranging from a gourmet kitchen to a beautiful sunroom.

Contact Platinum for a detailed Case Study of this luxury auction®.

Property listed and offered for sale by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty (REB.0751698). Listing Agent Laura Freed Ancona (RES.0770587). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC performed auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and did not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited. Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law.


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