Just 1 hour from NYC, Brook Farm, a majestic architectural gem with a famous past, sits graciously amid some of Ridgefield's most beautiful scenery. While living here, American playwright Eugene O'Neill gained inspiration for one of his most famous works - "Desire Under The Elms". Features incl - 'friendship' staircase, double-sided fireplaces, pocket doors, intricate paneling & true divided light windows. Formal Living Rm leads to a distinguished library lined wall-to-wall w/built-in shelving. Formal Dining Rm adjoins the Sunroom & a true Butler's Pantry w/professional appliances opens to the spacious KIT. Family Rm offers views to the bluestone terrace, 20x50 foot saltwater pool & outdoor shower. Tucked away, a 2nd private Study incl a fireplace & half bath. Upstairs, the Master wing incl an exquisite marble Bath, multiple windows & fireplace. 6 Add'l Bedrooms share renovated Baths. 16.35 acres of pristine land incl a natural pond & walking paths. An expansive Mudrm incl multiple cubbies & bonus Family Rm over the expanded garage offers another place to retreat. Close to the NY border & bridle trails. Detached Barn has 4 bays, 2 box stalls & fin 2nd floor. A significant vintage property, Brook Farm strikes the perfect balance of vintage character & modern convenience. Main House:7506 sq ft, 7 bedrooms, 3 full + 4 half baths. Barn:1348 sq ft of fin. space. Taxes to be reduced in 2019. New Assessment reduced 23% to $1,436,350. This should bring taxes down to approx. $39,902.