formerly Ridgefield + Wilton Magazine
When you step onto the grounds of 65 Peaceable Ridge Road, you know you’re entering the world of something special. The majestic hilltop compound is the culmination of the dream of two architects from the firm of Brooks & Falotico. The expansive vista inspired them to design a modern farmhouse retreat, simultaneously clean, contemporary, warm and healing, as a place to entertain family and friends. 65 Peaceable Ridge Road is listed by Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
The compound sits high on a ridge at one of the highest points in CT, centered around a spectacular 60-mile view west and south, and includes three structures designed by the couple. From the first floor one can even view 4th of July fireworks from Manhattan all the way up the Hudson River. The main house is 6,743 square feet with five bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths.
Enjoy a movie theater experience home with your very own sound-isolated theater with 8 reclining leather seats and an 11-foot screen. The large great room with its modern granite fireplace and concealed TV opens onto a contemporary cook’s kitchen with a polished white concrete island and Belgium blue-stone counter tops. The great room and bar open up to a covered porch with a fireplace, as well as gravel terraces. Not to be missed is the master bedroom suite, which boasts 2 customized walk-in closets and a spa-like bath with large soaking tub and walk-in rain shower. Guests enjoy luxury too, as they enjoy their own en-suite baths, and a third floor office with balcony offers unparalleled views.
The property also includes the “Gate House” which functions as a 1 bedroom, 1 bath legal rental cottage; the nearly 900 square feet “Art Studio;” beautiful lawns, massive stone walls and steps; bocce court; irrigated vegetable garden; as well as 2-1/2 acres of meadow with direct entrance to public hiking trails.
Photos: Bernadette and John Queenan | Jennifer Holt