Ridgefield Estate Sold Before Auction

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A 7-acre estate in Ridgefield, known as Sunset Hill, was on the market and due to be sold to the highest bidder in an auction Friday, but there was an agreement on the property the day before the auction was to begin. See the listing.
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The original owner was James Stoker, a U.S. Ambassador, banker and supporter of the YMCA. He built the nearly 12,000 square foot estate at one of the highest points in Ridgefield, according to the listing.
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Other owners included the brother of Harry Houdini, Brooklyn multi-millionaire and beer baron Samuel Rubel and famed actor Robert Vaughn, known for his roles in "The Magnificent Seven" and"The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
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Features include a 4,000-square foot limestone pool terrace.
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The property offers 10 bedrooms, eight full baths and four half baths. See the listing.
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This is the gourmet kitchen.
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The residence has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984, but the previous owner said it is not burdened by excessive limitations because it is not located within Ridgefield's historic district.
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"While the home has a very stately, historic appearance from the exterior, it's filled with modern creature comforts inside," Jude Black, Platinum's project manager for the sale, said in a statement. "It's an absolutely brilliant space for entertaining as well."
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The property has nine fireplaces. See the listing.
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And a 50-foot ballroom.
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The new owners will enjoy the views from this balcony.
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See the listing.
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The formal dining room is one of many places to entertain.
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See the listing.
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The property has a tennis court, a 65-foot heated pool, a 4,000-sf limestone pool terrace and many other luxurious features.
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This guesthouse adds 1,500 square feet of living space.
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