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Tower Cottage

48 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA
$2,475,000

Description

Tower Cottage is an architectural treasure featuring original detailing and charm, yet also perfectly suited for a modern lifestyle. The lovingly restored Queen Anne Victorian is the definition of an iconic property and is beautifully sited on a ridge high above the village, just a stone’s throw to all Ridgefield has to offer including cultural amenities like the Prospector Theatre, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ACT of CT, the community dog park, Winter Garden ice rink and Ridgefield Town Hall, as well as five star restaurants, boutique shopping, spas, fitness centers and yoga studios, ball fields, and schools. It is also in an ideal location for commuting to Manhattan with the Katonah Train Station shuttle stopping only steps away at the corner of East Ridge and Governor streets.

Built in 1880 by renowned architect of the time, Charles B. Northrup, the home’s fascinating history includes summertime visits by a young Jackie Bouvier Kennedy when her aunt, Maude Davis, owned it as a summer residence.Period details include: large pane sash windows with much of the original glass; solid wood doors; wood floors that frame the rooms; carved archways and columns; pocket doors; marble and glazed fireplaces with their original fire boxes and mantels; original door and window hardware; a tiger oak staircase; 10- foot ceilings on the first and second floors; an original beehive coal stove in the kitchen, and plaster walls and ceilings.

When refurbishing the original architectural details in this home every effort has been made to retain the original over replacement. These decisions were not based on economy, but rather in trying to preserve the original character, integrity and authenticity of the house. The impressive wrap-around porch – that really is a room unto itself – leads into a spacious front hall with well-proportioned rooms, fabulous flow, and four distinguished fireplaces. The new, gourmet kitchen features white custom cabinetry, Carrera marble countertops, a Bertazzoni stove, two wall ovens, separate SubZero refrigerator and freezer units, and the original coal stove. Other featured rooms include a formal dining room, formal living room, breakfast room, vaulted family room, butler’s pantry, library, office, two recreation rooms, and six bedrooms. The home features many colors by Farrow and Ball, while wallpaper highlights include Pierre Frey in the master bedroom, Sandberg (Swedish) in the oversized master walk-in closet, Colefax and Fowler in the back bedroom, Sanderson in the living room, and Ralph Lauren in the powder room. The magnificent gunite pool, beautiful gardens, specimen trees and sweeping lawns provide for an exceptional retreat in the heart of town.

Whether relaxing after a morning workout amidst the always-present breeze on the front porch, or enjoying an evening of entertaining framed by a gorgeous sunset, Tower Cottage is truly the definition of a Signature Property.

Detail

  • Property ID
    136925
  • 6
    Bedrooms
  • 4.5
    Bathrooms
  • Property Size
    6163 sqft
  • Land Size
    1.65 acres
  • Queen Anne
    Style
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    Year Built
    1880

Updated on March 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Address

  • Address: 48 East Ridge Road
  • City: Ridgefield
  • State/county: Connecticut
  • Zip/Postal Code: 06877
  • Country: United States

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