Living in Style: The Most Beautiful Homes in Ridgewood, NJ

Living in Style: The Most Beautiful Homes in Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood, New Jersey, recognized as one of the most beautiful and highly desirable places in Bergen County to call home, boasts a real estate scene unlike few others. Featuring large, luxurious homes on large, luxurious lots situated in storybook-like neighborhoods. Even more impressive is the rich architectural diversity and beautiful historic homes on display in Ridgewood.

Though the classic Colonial rules the day in Ridgewood — indeed, some of the finest Colonial homes in Bergen County, both historic and new, are found in Ridgewood — if there is a style of home you love, there's an excellent chance you can find it here. Cape Cods, Craftsmen, Tudors, and homes ranging from traditional to modern, every residence offers unique, sophisticated characteristics that shape Ridgewood's timeless appeal.

You don't just buy a home here; you invest in the lifestyle of unparalleled grandeur that also sits less than 20 minutes from the heart of Manhattan.

Below, we look at several exquisite properties in a showcase of the most beautiful homes in Ridgewood.

158 Phelps Road

A testament to modern architectural genius, this 2020 Colonial feels like it's from a bygone era. Designed by the acclaimed Jordan Rosenberg and utilizing a multi-textured facade of fiber cement siding and stone and wood accents, the design perfectly captures the modern trend of new builds reflecting historic residences. Spread across 7,200 square feet in one of Ridgewood's most esteemed neighborhoods, this brilliantly laid-out home boasts designer finishes and extensive soundproofing, creating a tranquil interior environment.

The radiant heated floors, lofty coffered ceilings, and a gourmet kitchen outfitted in Tiffany Blue accents establish a sophisticated tone of elegance and grace that carries on to the home's ensuite bedrooms and spa-like primary suite. The backyard is a stunning oasis that completes the designer lifestyle, including a gunite pool, spa, and a stand-alone pool house.

356 Knollwood Road

A Sonoma-style masterpiece in the coveted Old Country Club neighborhood, 356 Knollwood is unlike any home in Ridgewood. Custom built in 2003 and invoking the rolling hills and majestic vineyards of California's vaunted wine country; this bespoke masterpiece sits on a nearly two-acre lot that backs to the 30-acre Gypsy Pond Park; it's a homesite enveloped in nature.

The stucco exterior is a particular standout compared to the region's more traditional facades — it looks like a home transplanted directly from Sonoma, Napa Valley, or the Mediterranean. Inside, extraordinary craftsmanship is on full display, where exquisite millwork, an oversized chef's kitchen, and the home's elegant fireplaces, five in all, are prominently showcased and bathed in abundant natural light.

506 Heights Road

If you've ever wondered what a 5,000-square-foot luxury cottage home would look like, the impressive residence at 506 Heights Road is the answer. One of the Ridgewood community’s most beautiful historic homes, this blended Craftsman Colonial merges two distinct schools of design and imbues a classic layout with a contemporary sensibility.

Originally built in 1910, the home retains much of its original character, even as prior improvements and a comprehensive renovation in 2018 updated its livability for modern homeowners with high-end finishes. Occupying a gorgeous plot of land that reaches nearly three-fourths of an acre, the home represents the near-perfect fusion of old and new.

55 Valley View Avenue

With an original footprint that dates to the early 1900s, the beautiful Colonial at 55 Valley View Avenue is a masterclass in tasteful updates, where an old home feels brand new, yet its lineage continues to resonate. Several features stand out in this astonishing retreat in the upscale Heights neighborhood — a wide, welcoming front porch, herringbone wood floors in the entry, crown molding throughout, and period-appropriate fixtures, including bedroom chandeliers.

The back deck and pool area offer flexible family or guest spaces with a manicured backyard and enclosed turf-flat play area. The showstopper, however, is the kitchen. Renovated in 2023 with contemporary and heritage elements, including quartz counters and reclaimed wood, it's an ultra-luxe area for food prep and an inviting gathering spot to linger with guests before, during, or after the party.

262 McKinley Place

One of the most immaculate Center Hall Colonials you'll find in Ridgewood, 262 McKinley Place dates to the 1900s and stands as opulent today as it did then. Situated on three-fourths of an acre in the Old Country Club neighborhood, the home boasts 6,100 square feet of expertly planned living space. Though renovations have given this residence its unparalleled modern aesthetics, the grander and timelessness is evident when first approaching the home's perfectly symmetrical front facade.

There is an unmistakably efficient flow to the floor plan that heightens its overall livability. The spaces in 262 McKinley are ideal for entertaining, from its textbook center hall to the formal dining and living rooms to the home office and the impressively spacious family room and kitchen areas. However, the property's ultimate brilliance stems from the fact it's equally as accommodating for a cozy night in with family or friends.

Interested in finding your own beautiful historic home in Ridgewood, NJ?

From its charming historic homes to more recently built residences, Ridgewood real estate has plenty to offer newcomers or those looking to upgrade. If you're ready to find Ridgewood homes for sale, contact Ana Moniz today to start your Bergen County real estate journey.

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