For Sale: 50 High Ridge Ave, Ridgefield
Own a treasured piece of Ridgefield history, made surprisingly open and airy with a modern "see-through" design, and located on 1.55 picturesque level acres on coveted High Ridge Ave, with sidewalks to Main St., park, theater, library, shops, and restaurants.
Built in 1880 as the A.L. Benedict House, this welcoming Victorian farmhouse captured the imagination of A. Barton Hepburn who had it moved to its current location to be at the center of his expansive estate where he hosted friends from NYC and Boston. The Hepburn era gave High Ridge its nickname "Publisher's Row" for being home to notable book publishers, artists, entertainers, bankers, and philanthropists, contributing to the vibrancy for which Ridgefield is still known.
Over the past 31 years, the current owners have lovingly restored and remodeled this notable home to create their own country compound offering 5,300sf of living space complete with heated gunite pool, pool house/studio (528sf), and captivating 4 story home (4,775sf) offering the best of old and new. Total 6 bedrooms, 4 full/2 half baths , and 5 fireplaces with over $1.2M invested in interior reconfiguration; house re-steeled; kitchen and bath renovations; lower level remodeling; C/A; pool/pool house; master bedroom suite with fireplace, built-ins, plus elegant bath with air massage tub and radiant heated floor.
Today, the Benedict House has kept its place at the heart of the action; host to numerous fundraising events, and immortalized as the happy home of Zona in the children's book The Dog Who Went to Main Street.
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