Stone Manor at 24 Old Wagon Road is the epitome of a comfortable vintage estate married to a modern sensibility. Set on 3.6 beautiful acres, the residence offers four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, and just over 6,000 square feet of living space. The architecturally significant property was built in 1911 and was fully renovated to bring back its original charm, while providing all the amenities for modern living. The home recently took a price decrease and is now offered for sale for $1.595 million by Karla Murtaugh of Neumann Real Estate.
“No expense was spared when refurbishing and renovating this incredible home,” said Murtaugh. “The quality and craftsmanship are second-to-none and there is no way this home could be reproduced today for this price.”
Custom wrought-iron gates, trellises, sunken gardens and beautiful stone window sills adorn the exterior of the home complementing the original hardwood flooring, fireplaces and ornate, custom trim work found inside. The main floor features an inviting foyer opening into lovingly restored rooms including a study, family and dining rooms, and a whimsical conservatory. A modern kitchen with custom, Viking professional appliances maintains old-world charm with French-inspired pantries and a stone floor, while a cheerful living room offers a cozy fireplace, an abundance of natural light and a sunken bar, enabling guests to be at eye level with their host or hostess as they talk the night away. Multiple porches and patios create several inviting “outdoor rooms” for casual fireside dining, while enjoying views of the yearly blooming perennial gardens and any outdoor games that often take place!
Upstairs, a master suite enjoys a large walk-in closet and relaxing full bath, with two additional en-suite bedrooms completing the second floor. The third-floor en-suite bedroom features sweeping views of the grounds.
The substantial stone walls throughout the home are 18 inches thick, keeping the residence comfortably cool even in the summer months. In the winter, the home is cozy with eight wood-burning fireplaces – one in each of the main level rooms, two in the upstairs bedrooms, and one in the outdoor garden.
Conveniently located on the west side of Ridgefield, it is just minutes to everything the village has to offer plus it is also near the New York border, which makes for an easy commute to Westchester and lower Fairfield Counties, as well as to horse country and the Katonah Train Station for a quick trip into New York City. In addition, the West Mountain Estates neighborhood itself offers a fabulous outdoor recreation area with a pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball diamond and a soccer field.
The History Of Stone Manor
Stone Manor was designed by a famed Yale architect who specialized in weekend homes for the wealthy and built homes for clients as illustrious as the Rockefellers. Beautiful to look at – but easy to care for – the storied gardens were catalogued by the by the Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens (AAG) in the fall of 2017 and create an oasis in the midst of this friendly neighborhood. A koi pond, extensive perennial plantings, fruit trees, berry bushes and a Sugar Maple are just some the beautiful features.
To find out more about the property as well as view a video and photos, visit Karla Murtaugh Homes or call 203-856-5534 to schedule a showing.