582 The Ridge, Orford


6 Beds
6 Baths
7,078 Sqft
9 Acres
0 Garages

"The Willard House": Built by Stedman Willard in 1840 on land he purchased from Samuel Morey two years earlier, this represents the last of the homes to be built on the area known as "The Ridge" in Orford, NH. Sited for its classic lines, with two chimneys on either side of the structure, this simplified Greek Revival home has evolved into one of the areas most stately properties. High ceilings, original wood floors, detailed moldings, and formal spaces hearken to a time of elegance and a slower pace of life. This 16-room expanse has six bedrooms and five full baths, a large and functional kitchen, and a lovely family room at the back of the ell that serves as the hub of the less formal spaces. The front stairway ascends to a gentle curve at the second floor, perhaps in tribute to other homes on the Ridge with a similar detail. The wide, pillared front porch, added just after 1905, is just the place to relax and take in the peaceful scenery. The grounds are exquisite, with lush gardens, mature trees, walkways, expansive lawns, and a wonderful barn. In the same family for over 80 years, this home is an opportunity to own a piece of history in one of the regions most significant architectural developments. Professor Hugh Morrison, architectural authority and retired professor of architecture at Dartmouth College, has said of the houses on the ridge: "As a row and counting the setting, this is the finest group of Federal-style houses in the United States."

Evan Pierce, Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty.

Essential Information
MLS® #4775704
Full Baths5
Half Baths1
Square Footage7,078
Year Built1840
StyleGreek Revival
Community Information
Address582 The Ridge
StateNew Hampshire
Zip Code03777
InteriorCarpet, Ceramic Tile, Softwood
HeatingHot Water, Steam
FireplacesFireplaces - 3+
# of Stories2
Interior Features

Fireplaces - 3+, Hearth, In-Law Apartment, Master BR w/ BA, Natural Woodwork, Laundry - 1st Floor


Dishwasher, Dryer, Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Washer

RoofShingle - Asphalt
ConstructionWood Frame
FoundationConcrete, Stone
Exterior Features

Barn, Garden Space, Natural Shade, Patio, Porch - Screened, Greenhouse

Lot Description

Country Setting, Landscaped, Level

School Information
MiddleRivendell Academy
HighRivendell Academy
Additional Information
Date ListedSeptember 9th, 2019
Days on Market382
ZoningOrford Planning Board
Listing Details
AgentEvan Pierce

Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Property History
Price Reduced from $825,000 to $795,000

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Listing information last updated on September 26th, 2020 at 12:23am EDT.