The Landmark Keeler Homestead combines a rich legacy of almost three centuries with its modern amenities to create a home like no other. It was built in 1738 and has since been renovated and restored with exquisite gardens on three acres of pastoral beauty, ancient trees and a manicured garden, set back from the sounds of the road. Although private and hidden, the home still rests in a desirable location, near the town centers of both Wilton and Ridgefield so that it accommodates both country and suburban lifestyles!
Keeler Homestead was built by none other than Samuel Keeler IV, from one of Wilton’s oldest families, and was a working farm until the 1970’s. It’s been expanded over the centuries drastically and now holds six bedrooms, five full and two-half baths in its main residence. The home is also accompanied by a five-bay carriage house and another two-bedroom guest house.
It has been featured in many well known local publications, and most recently was named an “architectural gem” in the Wilton Magazine (July/August 2013 issue). This home is very unique because its renovations reflect current living standards, while preserving historical significant features. The main house, five car-garage carriage house, and pool house center around a lush central lawn ideal for entertaining or family athletic events. The home wraps around the original 1730s core with additions added in over the last two centuries.
The formal living room is centered on an enormous fireplace and is surrounded by the traditional companions of a library complete with built-in bookcases overlooking the meadowland preserve, formal dining room, courtyard, and music room. The kitchen is fully equipped and the sunlit informal dining room is anchored by one of the seven remarkable brick fireplaces rising to the original beamed ceiling. The master bedroom is accompanied by a sitting room or office in addition to three custom-fitted wardrobe rooms and two luxurious baths. Unlike many older homes, this home has a very airy and open feel, with large windows and doors highlighting the beauty of the former farm land.
This home brings together historical antique appeal and modern luxury!
Visit www.KeelerHomestead.com for more home details.
See the Wilton Magazine article here.