Address: 120 Prospect Ridge
Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,986
“The 1920s through the ’40s is really my favorite era of architecture,” says Karla Murtaugh, Realtor at Karla Murtaugh Homes in Ridgefield, CT. “The scale is so well-done. It’s understated but elegant.” And this home embodies that. Built circa 1928 and artfully positioned on a one-acre lot, the home is located near East Ridge Middle School, restaurants, boutiques and the acclaimed Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in the heart of Ridgefield.
White cedar shingles pair with slate and metal roofs and sea green shutters on the exterior. Nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and extensive millwork inside are in keeping with the home’s 1920s charm, with natural light flooding in from every room in the main house and guest house.
In the living room, you’ll find a fireplace and library nook, while the dining room has display shelving and walls of French doors that walk out to a private patio for al fresco dining. A modern chef’s kitchen has a honed quartz island and professional grade appliances.
There are two staircases that lead upstairs, with a master suite that features new marble bathroom and vaulted, custom-built dressing room with an island dresser, French doors to a private balcony and lots of natural light so you’ll never mix up your blacks and blues.
“One thing I will say about this home is there are a lot of windows,” says Murtaugh. “The light that filters through is amazing. Almost every window was perfectly placed to take advantage of the natural light.”
The backyard consists of easy-care plantings like boxwoods, hydrangea, large hedges, Green Giant evergreens and rhododendrons. “You have nothing to do when it comes to landscaping,” adds Murtaugh. The level property has a gated pool right off the house with patio surrounding. In the back of the lot is a small chicken coop and organic garden beds. There is also a firepit. “It has that feel-good vibe like the one in Father of the Bride,” she adds.
While it evokes charms of eras gone by, it is equipped with all the modern conveniences including smart thermostats, LED lighting throughout, built-in speakers and a full-house generator. Plus, with changing priorities of the pandemic this year, the house is already equipped with all the needs of a current buyer: a large home office; private pool and yard; a guest cottage with an additional bedroom, bathroom and home gym; and a short walk to downtown. “It’s a little jewel box in town,” says Murtaugh. “It’s a wonderful spot.”
Realtor, Karla Murtaugh Homes
Neumann Real Estate
395 Main St., Ridgefield, CT