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What You Can Buy: 9-acre retreat in Ridgefield has a four-story custom star glass tower

September 17, 2018

This stunning, one-of-a-kind, 1939 vintage cut stone and cedar shingle home has a dramatic four-story custom star glass tower offering panoramic views of the sprawling private grounds. The more than 9-acre private retreat has two ponds and extensive landscaping including one-mile of interior roads and walking trails. The adjacent 300-plus-acre state park offers hiking, fishing and non-motorized water sports. The home is an architectural masterpiece, designed by the late Manhattan architect Leigh H. French, Jr. for Mr. and Mrs. John P. Duncan, grandson of John Duncan’s Sons, Agents New York, the original importer of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce in 1839. This quintessential country estate offers a main floor master suite with a double sided fireplace serving the bedroom and adjacent exterior patio. Owned by the current owners since 1976, this home has been regularly maintained and improved.

Listing agent: Laura Freed Ancona, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 203-733-7063

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