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November 2006


REAL ESTATE

Deeds & Don'ts

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Now we can't guarantee that thrilling nights like that one will ever again occur in Four Corners. But we can point you in the direction of the area's most exciting real estate listing, a circa-1790 horse farm, new to the market at $2.2 million. Called Five Gates Farm, the recently renovated, white-clapboard main house measures 4,800 square feet and includes five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one half bath. While renovating, the current owners created an addition to the house, building a combined great room and kitchen fitted with antique floorboards, a stone fireplace, white marble-topped counters and top-of-the-line appliances. The former kitchen was repurposed as a bar in the new billiards room and the third floor now houses a studio that owner Sachi Rochlin uses as jewelry-making atelier. The Rochlins also created a master bedroom suite with another stone fireplace and deck with a hot tub. The 8.6-acre property includes a luxe caretaker's cottage—where guests could be comfortably quartered—that features a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and another deck with a hot tub. There's also a four-stall barn and a paddock. It's listed with the Higgins Group in Fairfield (203-257-6994).

For Sale... Again
A circa-1909 Ridgefield estate built by noted sculptor Frederic Remington has changed hands twice this year. The impressive stone manse, registered as a National Historic Landmark, appears to have everything going for it: grand, impeccably restored formal rooms; four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; Remington's original sculptor's studio (now a great room) with 13-foot ceilings and a huge stone hearth; and a hilltop lot comprised of 4.23 acres in the town's estate district.

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