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Luxury Spotlight: An Exceptional Country Estate

There are few places like Mallard Pond.

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In a class of its own, the 10,936 square-foot, 22-room home located at 111 Spring Valley Road defines luxury.

The Ridgefield, Conn., residence is a masterful blend of classical and symmetrical design influenced by Virginia plantation homes, with Colonial, English, Georgian and Jeffersonian elements, and period authentic materials and moldings. Much of the architecture was handmade by Italian artisans, including the red brick construction, balustrade-capped porticos/balconies, colonnaded piazza, formal courtyards and gardens, grand stairways, moldings and trim.

The excellence in craftsmanship does not end at the front door. Inside, every interior surface has been redone, many also customized by Italian artists.

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The house is set on 5.71 pastoral acres in a prime equestrian area with nearby stables and riding trails. Features of the grounds include stone walls, meadows, meandering brooks and a natural stock pond. It’s picturesque to imagine the Mallard ducks on the pond, justifying the estate’s name. Whether one views the gorgeous grounds or the grand manor as the star of the property, it’s safe to say the two are a match made in heaven. A heated saltwater pool and spa further adds to the exceptional fresh-air lifestyle the home provides.

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While expressing the grandeur of a bygone era, the sophisticated home is designed for today’s high tech lifestyle, with state-of-the-art technology implemented throughout. What better way to experience the classic Colonial lifestyle in modern, convenient fashion than with 10 authentic period gas lamps lit at the touch of a switch?

“I feel so lucky to have found this property and to have called it home,” says the current homeowner. “It’s flawless – beautiful and functional – and I have to say that I fell instantly in love with the architecture as soon as I saw it up close.”

Speaking about the location, Laura Freed Ancona, who represents the listing, says, “Ridgefield is one of the top-rated towns in Connecticut in terms of quality of life, great schools and five-star restaurants–and all just a little more than an hour from Manhattan.”

 

 

 

The distinguished country estate is on the market for $4,695,000.

You can see more of 111 Spring Valley by visiting the listing detail page.

As well as these publications that have featured the property.

The Home Monthly

The Wall Street Journal

New York Post

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