Ledgewood – a legacy home on a legacy property. Enchanting, classic, enduring, yet also chic, contemporary, and stylish. Adjectives alone understate the atmospheric ambiance of this storied Jazz-Age estate. Surrounded by 11 acres of dappled sun, magnificent ledge, century-old hardwood, and towering pines, Ledgewood has been masterfully restored and updated with exquisite finishes throughout. The brilliantly designed kitchen is symbolic of the detail throughout the home – replete with the finest appliances and thoughtfully organized into areas for baking, prep, cooking, deep-frying, cleaning, and eating. A coffered-ceiling dining room and screened porch abut the kitchen. Two opposing stone fireplaces center the living room and library, and are the gravitational center of Ledgewood.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
It’s a setting unlike any other. When you pull into the driveway and descend past the towering white pines, the home seems to magically appear, perched up on ancient ledge, amidst hundred-year-old maples and rolling hills. It’s as though you’ve pulled into an estate home set in the sanctuary of a national park.
For whom is this house perfect?
For lovers of nature, privacy, architecture, and craftsmanship. The siting and design of the home create a sense of place like few others. Tall ceilings and windows downstairs invite the light in as it moves westward through the day, and magnificent stone fireplaces center the evening’s festivities. The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are set about in clusters in both wings of the home, designed to offer each resident a sense of privacy and a unique perspective of the park-like outdoors. Built in the 1920s – an amazing period for home building – this home has been meticulously restored and updated with superior finishes throughout.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Center Pond! Dream Away Lodge! It’s a tie 🙂 In the summer months, it’s hard to beat passing the day away at Center Pond, a beautiful crystal clear lake with amazing beachfront access. And then in the evening, head over to the storied Dream Away Lodge. How to describe the Dream Away? It’s a quirky, eclectic, awesome, legendary…performance venue, fine food, great cocktails…an atmosphere that must be experienced first hand to understand. Do both!
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
This home’s walls are loyal and have been sworn to secrecy. But what we can tell you is that this home was owned previously for four decades by Peg Lynch, a world renowned tv and radio star dubbed the “lady who invented sitcom.” The property has hosted scores of tv and movie stars of the day. We’ll leave the rest to your imagination.