Offered for sale by Karla Murtaugh, 805 North Salem Road offers a fabulous opportunity to own a piece of mid-century modern history! The 1986 masterpiece was designed by renowned American architect, Richard Foster, who was often in partnership with Phillip Johnson of the Harvard Five. Foster also worked on both the Glass House in New Canaan and the Round House in Wilton, as well as the NYU library and the Kline Biology Tower at Yale University, among others.
Privately nestled on 11.3 acres, the property includes both the main house and a legal guest house. The main house is particularly breathtaking with unbelievable views of beautiful vistas through 12-ft Mahogany Tischler & Sohn glass doors adorning the rear of the home. A skylit, 25-foot glass-topped Atrium welcomes you to the residence, which includes four large bedrooms, an office, an updated kitchen with professional appliances, a living-dining room combination with a fireplace and incredible views, as well as a stunning family room with still more access to the 50-mile views! The lower level includes a fabulous entertaining space complete with a wet bar, full bath and gym.
In addition to the wonderful architecture, the property’s famed history goes even further back. As part of the Ridgefield Boys School in the early 1900’s, the two-bedroom guest house includes an indoor basketball court from the time. This same structure was also later used by noted author, actor and director, Michael Chekhov, as the location for his Theatre School, hosting such celebrities as Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood and more.
The property also includes a heated in-ground pool, generator and room for horses, an organic farm, or tennis. Close to all North Salem bridle trails and in an easy commute location to New York City, it is truly a magnificent, one-of-a-kind residence!