William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Stone and Shingle Home with Prominent Ownership History


Previous owners include president of cosmetic company that later became Revlon, marketer behind significant Grey Goose vodka and Jagermeister ad campaigns

Stamford, Conn. – April 14, 2014 – A manor house built in 1930 in North Stamford, Conn. by the late Richard Salomon is now the exclusive listing of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, offered at $2,875,000.

Salomon was the President and Chairman of the cosmetic company Charles of the Ritz, ultimately acquired by Revlon, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Brown University from 1979-1988. The stone and shingle residence was originally constructed on a 30-acre estate by Salomon and his wife.

Upon the passing of the Salomans, the estate was purchased by Sidney Frank of Jagermeister and Grey Goose Vodka fame. Coincidentally, Frank shared a Brown University connection with Salomon, as he was a student at the school and also donated a building in his name. Frank partnered with developers to develop the estate into The Ponds, a 30-acre gated enclave in North Stamford that includes five homes on four-acre parcels. Frank kept the original manor house on five-plus landscaped acres with The Ponds, and sold it to its current owners, Sue and Bob Stone, in 2003.

The Stones completely renovated the property, restoring fine details and opening the living spaces. They paid close attention to maintaining the original design while adding modern amenities.

“Private and serene yet easily accessible to nearby Greenwich and downtown Stamford, this stone and shingle home is a true classic,” said William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Janet Jorgensen. “Totally renovated, sophisticated and rich in architectural details, the home enjoys a lushly landscaped setting graced by stone walls and a spring-fed pond, and is situated in a unique enclave of stunning homes. I am excited to market this exceptional residence.”

With 6,453 square feet of living featuring an open-flow floor plan, the home has five bedrooms and four full and two half baths. Living spaces include a kitchen with large marble-topped island and fireplace, dining room, wood-paneled library and family rooms with fireplaces, and living room and master suite, also with fireplaces. A recently added studio/recreation room has walkout access.

For more information on the property, located at 1516 Riverbank Road, visit the firm’s website here.


About William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $2.6-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York.  William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is now the largest Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate globally, the third-fastest-growing real estate company nationally, and the 23rd-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States.  Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Westchester County, New York.  A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 13,000 sales associates located in 660 offices throughout the United States and 49 other countries and territories.


William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Janet Jorgensen

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Stamford Brokerage


(203) 856-1318

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