As a place to live, Ledyard has a compelling value proposition, according to real estate agent Nancy McGuin, who is affiliated with William Raveis Real Estate and is the listing agent for 1 Wolf Ridge Gap in Ledyard – listed for sale, with an asking price of $520,000.
“You can definitely get more land,” McGuin pointed out. She also cited a location that puts residents within a 15-minute commute of major employers in the area, such as General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Pfizer and the Navy’s submarine base in Groton.
“Ledyard has excellent schools. There are vineyards and lakes, and you’re very close to Rhode Island, which is a great place to have lunch or to see the beaches,” McGuin explained. “It’s a nice little community, where you can have privacy and your kids can play in the backyard.”
The three-bedroom colonial at 1 Wolf Ridge Gap was built in 1996 and is part of a cul-de-sac, with 0.93 acres of land and a deep backyard.
The seller acquired the property in 2011, when the house was in foreclosure and needed a little “TLC”.
She completed the lower level first, which provided her family with a place of refuge while the rest of the house was being renovated.
Part of this renovation involved reconfiguring the main level floor plan, moving some walls in order to accommodate a larger kitchen, which the realtor described as “massive”, and creating a mudroom. /laundry room from the two-car garage.
“You can access it from the back yard, garage and kitchen. It’s very functional,” she says.
The owner wanted to design a kitchen that would support daily tasks, but would also be very functional when she had larger gatherings here. She added custom cabinetry in an espresso finish, with soft-closing drawers. She built a “peninsula” by extending the counter space at a gentle angle, so it doesn’t impede foot traffic in and out of the kitchen in that direction. This nifty little detail creates a perfect spot for casual dining, homework sessions, or as a serving area for parties.
“It’s also where his family spends about 90 percent of the time,” McGuin said — the heart or center of the home, as the saying goes.
The kitchen opens onto a living room and a dining area; In addition, there is a living room right next to the kitchen.
In the 2,704-square-foot interiors — excluding the bathrooms — the vendor added new, lightly finished maple hardwood floors for a brighter aesthetic. She added new crown moldings and had new windows installed. The bathrooms were all renovated in 2016.
“I can’t tell you how much I love all the bathrooms,” McGuin said. “The first floor powder room is super cute, simple, yet very stylish. There are two full bathrooms upstairs, with details like seamless glass shower doors and in the bathroom main, two separate sinks and a walk-in shower.
Two years ago she had the interiors freshly painted. “This house is always immaculate,” she added.
“And she can bring out the beauty in anything,” McGuin praised her client’s eye for design.
The lot is also remarkable. It’s nearly 1 acre, with a perimeter of trees that provide privacy to the backyard. At the back of the house there is both a deck and a patio – plenty of seating, dining furniture and a grill. She also nested a fire pit in the yard. When the global pandemic hit the United States a few years ago, the homeowner installed a high-quality above ground pool – a respite for the kids every summer. It can be transferred with the property or be dismantled, according to the wishes of the buyer.
Property: 1 Wolf Ridge Gap, Ledyard
Square area: 2,704
Asking price: $520,000
Seller’s Agent: Nancy McGuin, William Raveis Real Estate; Mobile: (860) 961-1537; Office: (203) 318-3570; [email protected]