Renovated, historic home maintains many original details including its surrounding gardens, which are currently being researched by the Smithsonian Institute
Ridgefield, Conn. – April 27, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed an English stone manor residence designed by famed architect Grosvenor Atterbury. The historic home, which is located in the town of Ridgefield, Conn., is represented by Ridgefield agent Laura Freed Ancona, and offered at $2,850,000.
Grosvenor Atterbury was a Yale-educated, American architect who specialized in constructing weekend homes for the wealthy. 24 Old Wagon Road is one of Atterbury’s many country home masterpieces, built in 1911 for prominent New York patent attorney Arthur C. Fraser. The initials of Fraser, as well as the year of the home’s construction, are displayed on the façade of the historic stone structure.
Also known as The Mansion at Eleven Levels, the 6,000 square-foot, four-bedroom, four and a half-bath renovated home maintains all of its original quality and charm. On its 3.57 acres of land, historically significant gardens remain, dating back to the home’s inception, when Warren H. Manning, an influential American landscape designer, planned and catered to the property’s grounds. The Smithsonian Institute is currently researching existing remnants of the highly regarded, English-style gardens surrounding the home, such as the pergola with climbing hydrangea and numerous original plantings.
Inside, a meticulous restoration and expansion made by the current owners grace the residence with modern luxuries and conveniences, while honoring the structure’s distinct architectural roots. The comprehensive endeavor includes all of the home’s systems, replicated moldings and millwork, a full kitchen remodel, as well as a family room addition with a cupola and French doors leading to the rear terrace complete with an outdoor fireplace. All bedrooms and baths have also been updated.
“This home is exceptional in every sense of the word,” said Ancona. “It’s amazing to see how this home has stood the test of time with its massive stone walls, original tile roof, and so many historic details. The owners have seamlessly blended their expansion and renovation work, offering the best of both worlds—the perfect way to pay homage to the legacy of Atterbury.”
Located on the far southwestern side of Ridgefield, Conn., just minutes from the town’s historic downtown, this property enjoys nearby public transportation, shopping, movies, restaurants and theatres.
For more information on the property, located at 24 Old Wagon Road, please visit the firm’s website here.
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
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William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:
Laura Freed Ancona
Real Estate Agent