RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has announced its listing of an English stone manor residence at 24 Old Wagon Road.
The home, which was designed by famed architect Grosvenor Atterbury, is represented by Ridgefield agent Laura Freed Ancona, and offered at $2.85 million.
Atterbury was a Yale-educated, American architect who specialized in constructing weekend homes for the wealthy.
The estate is one of Atterbury’s many country home masterpieces, built in 1911 for prominent New York patent attorney Arthur C. Fraser.
Fraser’s initials, 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 spans 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 have added 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 and 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, just minutes from downtown, the property is near public transportation, shopping, movies, restaurants and theaters.
For more information on the property, visit the website here.
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