Real Estate Property of the Week

Gen. John Ashley House built in 1762, Sheffield, Mass.

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By Friday, Aug 4  2 Comments More In Real Estate

A true American treasure, beautifully expanded yet perfectly preserved, might grace our market once in a lifetime!

What’s the most compelling thing about this property?

This sublime historic home is sited right at a bend of the Housatonic River with magnificent vistas.

Who is this house perfect for?

A large and growing family… with wings for every generation… pool and pool house, private croquet garden, TV theatre room; playhouse and both public and family spaces for all ages and more.

What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?

Just across the street, explore the rock formations, identify scores of birds and local flora and then hike to the top of Bartholomew’s Cobble for twenty-mile views. Ashley Falls is a perfect location for all the best of the Berkshires.

If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?

Because it has been home to generation after generation of Berkshire families since revolutionary times, this amazing property reveals more and more day after day!



Nancy Kalodner

Cohen & White Associates

O: 413-637-1086

C: 413-446-1111

47 Church Street

Lenox, MA 01240

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  1. dennis irvine says:

    How is this property related to the Col. John Ashely house, which is just down the street on Copper Hill Rd? Was there another John Ashely who was a General?

  2. dennis irvine says:

    It was his son-

    Major General John Ashley, only son of Col. John Ashley, born Sept. 26, 1736. He was graduated with honors at Yale in 1756.

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