Mallard Pond, one of Ridgefield’s most distinguished country estates, set on 5.71 pastoral acres complete with scenic pond in prime equestrian area with nearby stables and riding trails. Custom built in 2006, the majestic architecture combines classical and symmetrical design elements of Colonial, English, Georgian, and Jeffersonian styles influenced by five late 18th and early 19th century Virginia plantation homes still standing today. Total 10,986 sf, 5 BR, 5/2 BA; 7 fireplaces; 2nd floor “Oak Room” bar; separate “meditation” pavilion/studio; and full apartment in lower level w/pvt entry. Features hand made red brick construction; balustrade-capped porticoes/balconies; colonnaded piazza; arched covered arcade; formal courtyards and gardens; groin and barrel vaulted ceilings; grand stairways, moldings, trim, and hand plastered walls by Italian artisans. While expressing the grandeur of a bygone era, this sophisticated home is designed for today’s high tech lifestyle w/automated entry gates; state of the art A/V system controlled by 8 iPads (Elan, Spotify, Sonos); 68 zone sprinkler system; security system with 11 exterior cameras; 600 amps electrical, generator; and 10 authentic period gas lamps lit at the touch of a switch. The vast acreage includes stone walls, meadows and pastures; meandering brooks; 50′ heated saltwater lap pool and spa with electronic pool cover; and the picturesque natural stock pond, home to the dabbling Mallard ducks for which this estate was named.
Listing courtesy of Laura J Freed Ancona from William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l
Single family for sale
111 Spring Valley Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877