Address: 56 Conant Valley Road
Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 half
Square Feet: 6,700
Clean, modern interiors and natural surroundings make for a tranquil compound on 10.38 acres of landscaped yard, rolling hills and woods, at this contemporary Pound Ridge, NY, home. Built in 1986, it was renovated in stages over the last 20 years.
The current homeowner, who has a background in fashion and design, including time at Armani Casa, designed most of the interiors herself, blending modern and organic finishes. But that’s not all: Heidi Holzer did the den’s silverleaf design work and Mar Silver Design helped with some of the main level interiors.
When you enter the home, an oversized walnut pivot door and glamorous helical staircase set the tone. “It’s a substantial and unique detail that makes a great first impression,” says Scher of the striking front door.
Twenty-foot ceilings on the first floor make a dramatic statement with floor-to-ceiling windows and an enormous wood-burning stone fireplace. Four bedrooms and seven bathrooms as well as a private guest apartment and au pair’s quarters, mean plenty of room for family and friends. “I love the living room and master bedroom,” she adds. “Both are spacious and impressive with ample outdoor space.”
The kitchen is the heart and was one of the first rooms to be renovated. Since the homeowner loves to cook, she designed a substantial cook space with high-end appliances and surfaces. An 18-gauge stainless steel cooktop, double ovens and a steam oven provide ample opportunity for cooking. The Varenna Poliform cabinetry and epoxy floors have high-gloss finish that is easy to clean and have a luxury look.
This is the ideal home “for someone who doesn’t want to compromise their aesthetics by owning a home in the country,” says real estate agent Aimee Scher of Compass. The home has a number of work-from-home scenarios including a solarium office and walk-out basement featuring a conference/learning space, media room, art studio and exercise area. “Multiple levels also allow family members to spread out comfortably,” adds Scher. “A private guest apartment is great for distance visits or post-travel quarantining.”
Outdoor living is almost year-round with an oversized patio off the walk-out basement and large decks off the living room, kitchen and master bedroom, a built-in outdoor grill, a putting green with four tees, hiking trails from the property, a basketball hoop and acres of flat yard for playing sports.
The home is minutes from the Inn at Pound Ridge where discerning foodies can enjoy a menu by the acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It is also in close proximity to Indoor Vista Tennis, Leon Levy Preserve, Onatru Farm Park and Grace Farms, as well as minutes to Ridgefield and New Canaan, CT and their train stations.
Photography by Modern Angles and GreeneHouse NYC.