Resort-style living at The Ridge, a gated Fairfield community
Prominently sited on 3 lush acres in Greenfield Hills, this sophisticated residence is located in The Ridge, Fairfield’s only gated community. The Ridge is comprised of approximately 100 homes serenely tucked away and safely guarded with 24-hour security and resort-like amenities.
The Ridge’s beautifully designed and maintained facilities include a Gunite heated pool and wrap-around patio, a recreation center, a media center, tennis courts, a skating pond, a playground and miles of walking and riding trails. The location, just 10 minutes from downtown Fairfield and Westport, and the lifestyle afforded here are some of the current owner’s most cherished aspects.
“We love having privacy with all the local conveniences. To be able to take a dip in the clubhouse pool or pack up for a day at the beach is priceless,” the owners said. “It feels like you’re at a resort! We have a place for our children to play, bicycle, swim or play tennis without any concerns for safety.”
“The Ridge is considered a perfect safe haven,” listing agent Shoshana Snyder said. “And when you combine the security with the community’s exceptional facilities, residents have the ultimate in resort-style living right at home.”
The home itself is resplendent with masterful craftsmanship, ultra-rich detail and design throughout 7,300 square feet of finely appointed living space. The grand two-story foyer creates an impressive entrance, adorned with richly paneled walls, French doors and gleaming hardwood floors that span throughout.
The formal living room offers comfort and warmth and among custom built-ins, detailed moldings, and large windows and transoms that take in views of the exquisite grounds. In the great room, three walls of windows, transoms and skylights bathe the space with light, creating a tranquil retreat complete with cathedral ceiling, custom built-in cabinetry and bookcases and surround-sound.
A floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace serves as the focal point of the family room along with a long bank of windows that overlooks the stunning mahogany deck and glorious surroundings. A wet bar with wine cooler is tucked off to the side for ease of entertaining.
From the family room, distinguished columns create an impressive entrance to the bright and open kitchen accented with a granite island and a breakfast bar, top-of-the-line appliances and two pantries. A bayed breakfast room is perfect for everyday dining while the formal dining room offers an elegant atmosphere for special occasions.
The second level is home to the master suite, guest suite, and two bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The master suite provides a welcomed escape from reality among crown moldings, a tray ceiling, a limestone fireplace, his-and-her walk-in closets with built-in cabinetry and a luxurious master bath. The bedrooms are generously proportioned and enjoy handsome wainscoting and walk-in closets.
Address: 180 Morning Dew Circle, Fairfield
Square feet: 7,300
Schools: Burr Elementary School, Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield Warde High School
Also on the second level, the private home office is richly appointed with built-in window seats, crown molding and vaulted ceilings. Go from work to working out in the adjacent home gym.
The third-floor suite also affords an abundance of privacy and presents the unique option for long-term guests or an au-pair, complete with a full bath.
Accessed from both the family room and the kitchen, the expansive mahogany deck is ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining and overlooks the picturesque yard. This lush, private oasis is designed with mature landscaping and greenery, sprawling lawns and a firepit.
“Having plenty of space to enjoy all of our family gatherings is priceless,” the owners comment. “The beautiful deck serves us well for celebrating birthdays, holidays, or just relaxing on a nice day.”
Listing agent: Shoshana Snyder, 203.321.3502, Shoshana@snyder
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