A Stylish Circa-1886 Ridgefield Home Rich in Town History Looks for $4.5M

On a small Ridgefield, Connecticut road called Parley Lane, there sits only three houses. And one just came onto the market, holding a piece of the tony town’s history.

Originally built in 1886, the mansion was constructed for Connecticut railroad commissioner and founder of First National Bank of Ridgefield, William O. Seymour. A Ridgefield native, Seymour was an important and congenial figure in town, with The Ridgefield Press noting that he contributed to it in numerous ways from being a probate judge to heading the Bicentennial celebration in 1908.

This was his abode for the later part of his life. Blending the delicate period details of a Victorian with the vernacular of a classic Connecticut Colonial, the home is now asking $4.5 million.

While new builds have been majorly springing up on the luxury market, the ultimate win for many is finding a house with traditional charm accentuated by modern finishes. Ridgefield designer Molly Hirsch took on the home’s renovation, thoughtfully incorporating modern upgrades, transitional style, and stunning pops of color throughout.

Upon arriving at the driveway, the front of the home displays a wraparound front porch and wood details that showcase its Victorian style. Inside, Hirsch’s restoration involved bringing all features up to date, as well as varying shades of blue in every space—baby blue in the kitchen cabinetry and office, an oceanic hue in the game room, slate blue in the mudroom, and more. Holding four bedrooms and six bathrooms, the property is potentially the perfect spot for a family looking to settle somewhere new over the summer. It’s especially prime for summer entertaining with a built-in pool, spa, and lounge spaces enveloped in the 1.28-acre lot’s greenery.

Heather Neumann Salaga of Houlihan Lawrence holds the listing.