Rustic in Roxbury: A Connecticut Masterpiece on 17.5 Acres Asks $4.25M

In Roxbury, a town in Connecticut nestled between Danbury and Hartford like a hidden jewel, an expansive estate known as Rockridge just listed for $4.25 million. Designed and built by barn expert Ed Cady, the farmhouse at the property’s center stands an impressive example of rugged refinement. And there was much work and planning behind its seemingly effortless charm.

Part of the property’s beauty derives from its inventiveness—a Colonial reproduction sits in the middle of the primary structure, flanked on either side by restored barns. Brought from Upstate New York, dismantled, and reassembled on-site, these historic Civil War-era barns add a farmhouse flair. The one-of-a-kind, hybrid home that results offers 10,346 square feet of living space including 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Simultaneously vast and cozy, the dedication to quality materials is what especially sets this masterpiece apart. There’s hand-built cabinetry, locally sourced hardware, and five fireplaces to gather around. With fall closer than it seems, these crackling beauties will come in handy soon.

Bolstering the lavish and rustic feel is the great room, an epically-proportioned space with vaulted ceilings and windows all the way up. This immense living area compliments the 17.5 acres of sweeping lawns and gardens begging for indoor/outdoor parties. Or, perhaps some glamping by the free-form pool. Bordering 400 acres of Roxbury Land Trust, the estate promises the best of country living and few neighbors.

Rick Distel of Compass is the listing agent for Rockridge.