Newly Listed North Stamford Manor Features Storied History

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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty has listed a North Stamford home that once belonged to Richard Salomon, who was President and Chairman of the cosmetic company Charles of the Ritz.
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty has listed a North Stamford home that once belonged to Richard Salomon, who was President and Chairman of the cosmetic company Charles of the Ritz. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A manor house built in 1930 in North Stamford by the late Richard Salomon is now the exclusive listing of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

Salomon was the president and chairman of the cosmetic company Charles of the Ritz, ultimately acquired by Revlon, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Brown University from 1979 to 1988.

The stone and shingle residence was originally constructed on a 30-acre estate by Salomon and his wife. The home is now offered at $2.875 million.

Upon the death of the Salomons, the estate was purchased by Sidney Frank of Jagermeister and Grey Goose Vodka fame. Coincidentally, Frank shared a Brown University connection with Salomon, as he was a student at the school and also donated a building in his name.

Frank partnered with developers to develop the estate into The Ponds, a 30-acre gated enclave in North Stamford that includes five homes on 4-acre parcels. Frank kept the original manor house on 5-plus landscaped acres with The Ponds, and sold it to its current owners, Sue and Bob Stone, in 2003.

The Stones completely renovated the property, restoring fine details and opening the living spaces. They paid close attention to maintaining the original design while adding modern amenities.

“Private and serene yet easily accessible to nearby Greenwich and downtown Stamford, this stone and shingle home is a true classic,” said William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Janet Jorgensen.

“Totally renovated, sophisticated and rich in architectural details, the home enjoys a lushly landscaped setting graced by stone walls and a spring-fed pond, and is situated in a unique enclave of stunning homes. I am excited to market this exceptional residence.”

With 6,453 square feet of living featuring an open-flow floor plan, the home has five bedrooms and four full and two half baths. Living spaces include a kitchen with large marble-topped island and fireplace, dining room, wood-paneled library and family rooms with fireplaces, and living room and master suite, also with fireplaces. A recently added studio/recreation room has walkout access.

For more information on the property, located at 1516 Riverbank Road, visit the listing website.

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