For Sale: 253 George Washington Highway, Ridgefield
Own a page out of Ridgefield's history book - The Daniel Taylor, Jr. homestead, circa 1739. It is well documented by Revolutionary War historians, that in 1781, the French Army led by General Rochambeau stopped here for rest and to enjoy water from the stone-lined well (still visible at the SE corner of the home) on their way to meet General George Washington, who himself had passed by in 1780, and hence for whom the street is named.
Set on 2.53 pastoral acres, this quintessential 18th-century colonial farmhouse still beckons all to step back in time with wide board chestnut floors; beehive baking oven; bubbled glass in 12 over 12 pane windows; and 3 fireplaces. In addition to the main home, this bucolic country compound includes the expansive red barn with 2 garage bays, 2 horse stalls, and 2nd-floor storage loft; charming garden shed; flowering trees; enormous birch & sugar maples; and rolling meadow bordered by acres of open space. Total 2,541 sf on 3 finished levels with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths.
The 1st floor offers the gracious living and dining rooms for entertaining; cozy library with built-in bookshelves; optional den or guest bedroom with full bath; plus eat-in kitchen featuring Stainless Steel counters and appliances including gas range/hood, dishwasher, and new refrigerator. Front and back stairways lead to the 2nd floor offering 3 more bedrooms and full bath; plus walk up to 3rd floor with 2 additional rooms and 3rd bath. Idyllic location, convenient to all commuting routes, train stations, shopping and just 1 hour to Manhattan.