Ridgefield, CT, US
50 High Ridge Avenue
Walk to town from this historic Ridgefield treasure, located on 1.55 picturesque level acres on coveted High Ridge Avenue with sidewalks to Main Street, park, theater, library, shops, and restaurants. Built in 1880 as the A.L. Benedict House, this welcoming Victorian farmhouse has been fully restored, remodeled, and expanded to seamlessly blend historic details with a light, open, and timeless design. The resulting country compound offers 5,300 square feet of extraordinary living space complete with heated gunite pool, pool house (528 square feet), and captivating 4 story home (4,775 square feet) offering the best of old and new. The "Little House," as the pool house is known, makes the perfect artist's studio/home office showcasing vaulted ceilings and 2nd story loft. Total 6 bedrooms, 4/2 baths and 5 fireplaces with over $1.2M invested in interior reconfiguration; re-steeling; great room with radiant heated floor; kitchen and bath renovations; C/A; pool/pool house; master bedroom with fireplace, built-ins, and full bath with air massage tub and heated floor. Extensively remodeled lower level offering a pvt guest suite with full bath; charming den w/exposed stone walls; wood burning stove; and double sets of French doors to the backyard resort. This notable home was moved by A. Barton Hepburn in 1906 to its current location on historic "Publisher's Row". The Hepburn era gave High Ridge its nickname for being home to significant book publishers, artists, entertainers, bankers and philanthropists, contributing to the vibrancy for which Ridgefield is still known.