The one and only Alexander Julian Estate set on 29 pastoral acres with picturesque pond, gardens, tennis court, pool/pool house, studio/guest house, greenhouse, summer cottages, barn & the masterful Arts & Crafts style main residence which exemplifies Alex's signature style including the use of color, texture & focused attention to detail evidenced by the hedge row manicured into his iconic argyle pattern. This idyllic compound includes the 6,043 sf custom shingle style home designed & built for the Julian's by the late architect & visionary John Marsh Davis w/5 BR, 3/2 BA, 3 fireplaces; & 4 car garage; Ca 1900 guest house/design studio offering 3,346 sf; 2nd guest house/greenhouse w 540 sf; & pool house w/542 sf. Staying true to the Arts & Crafts philosophy, the main level of the residence, with 11' ceilings, embraces the warmth of over-sized, open living spaces that promote gatherings. Mahogany French doors & windows open the house to the natural beauty outside. There are breathtaking 180 degree views from almost every window of the expansive grounds, distant apple orchard, & 2 large ponds. The elegant dining room is lined on both sides with floor to ceiling French doors, opening onto a beautiful brick patio landscaped with boxwood hedges & pollarded sycamores for enchanting indoor/outdoor dining. Located just 59 miles to Midtown & just moments to downtown Ridgefield, this estate provides both proximity & privacy for those desiring a truly inspired country retreat.
Listing courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l.