Landmarked David Hoyt House Lists Along Ridgefield’s Main Street

On Ridgefield’s historic Main Street, a house predating the Declaration of Independence by over three decades has hit the market. Known as the David Hoyt House, the structure was originally built in 1740 and holds landmark status in the charming Connecticut town. Carefully restored in recent years, the classic Colonial asks $2.85 million.

Like most of the neighboring homes, David Hoyt House sits behind a tidy front lawn. A walkway leads from the front door to the sidewalk, offering an easy stroll into town. Set on a two-acre lot once owned by one of the town’s founding proprietors, the house has a sprawling backyard with apple trees and meticulous gardens.

Inside, the first floor is a preservation of entertaining in the 18th Century, all spacious public rooms with 10-foot ceilings. Lit by oversized windows and warmed by the nine fireplaces, framed by hand-carved mantelpieces of wood and marble, these spaces enjoy a bygone regality benefitting from modern notions of comfort. All in all, the structure spans a gracious 7,794 square feet, with 9 bedrooms and 7 full bathrooms included in the floor plan.

Last year, The Ridgefield Press reports that the owners attempted to turn the property into a four-suite bed and breakfast to accommodate out-of-towners, although such a plan never came to fruition. David Turner of Houlihan Laurence has the listing.