129 Spring Valley Road - Ridgefield, Connecticut
FIRST TIME LISTED! Country Kingdom In early 1960s, Teddy & Arthur Edelmans innovative color work in exotic leathers put them at the center of an exciting fashion world where a not-yet famous Andy Warhol designed their ads and marketing materials. Over the years, they switched their focus to making luxurious upholstery leathers for architects and decorators that covered most of their furnishings and lined their elevator. In 1969 they used their unique sense of design and taste to build this amazing property! This widely published home was forged out of two pre-1840 pegged barns found nearby, dismantled, numbered and reconstructed in 1969 on its current site using the vintage exterior wood on the interior walls. The beamed living room, w/a massive fireplace, and adjoining enclosed porch are 22 ft high with a combined 60 ft sweep. The room's vista sweeps to the outdoors. The living room walls, w/the warm-toned barnwood walls are and have been a showcase for large-scale art. The enclosed porch, 20 ft X 40 ft, is where family meals and holidays for 35 plus people have been seated graciously and also serves as an alternative gathering area. It has wide views of the river passage through the land overlooking a waterfall. The dining room, a cozy respite from vast spaces, works beautifully for smaller groups. In 2013, a 22 ft. X 40 ft. greenhouse was built and attached to the home, adjoining the living room.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman