Historic Ridgefield Conn. Estate Sells Before Auction

Posted on Jun 14 2017 - 12:04pm by Zoe Eisenberg
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Those looking to drop a few mill on a luxury estate in Connecticut’s Fairfield County may have missed out. This historic property was snapped up in May, just before it was set to go to auction. The stunning Georgian estate, located in Ridgefield, Conn., was built in 1912. Sitting on seven elevated acres, the home offers an unexpected view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as the Long Island Sound and the Catskill Mountains.

The property includes 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The main house stretches over 12,000 square feet with a 1,500 square foot guest home. Lux amenities include a tennis court, a 65-foot heated pool, a 4,000 foot limestone pool terraces, nine fireplaces for frosty New England winters, and a 50-foot ballroom, fit for a royal party.

The original owner of the mansion was U.S. Ambassador James Stoker. In 1946 the property was anointed as home to the United Nations. The estate has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.

Listed for $5.75 million, the estate was ready to go to auction on May 19, but sold to an unnamed couple in advance of its date.

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Sold by: Platinum Luxury Auctions

 

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