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Classic country house in charming village of South Egremont

Live the perfect country life—warmth, charm, character and a great location—in this beautiful home offered by Suzann Ward of Housatonic Real Estate.

Quintessential historic property in the charming village of South Egremont. This lovingly maintained, spacious antique home retains gorgeous period details—wood floors, beautiful woodwork, original windows with vintage glass throughout. Country kitchen with pantry, washed in morning light. Fireplaces in dining and living rooms, large family room with French doors to spacious back deck for entertaining. Sun-filled artist studio (or office), quietly tucked away from the 3 large bedrooms upstairs. A generous wraparound front porch gets lovely evening light, while the large back deck is bathed in sun all day. The 1.7acre lot includes a large barn, expansive lawns, a picturesque woodland path, and a magical tree house. Karner/Hubbard Brook winds through the village and wraps around this property, drawing herons, ducks, eagles, and the occasional otter sighting. A bird lover’s paradise. This classic Berkshire property exudes warmth and charm, inside and out. Move right in and enjoy life in this lovely village, just 3.5 miles from downtown Great Barrington, and walkable to The Egremont Barn, Old Mill restaurant, shops and friendly neighbors.

What’s the most compelling thing about this property?

The best of all worlds, this classic country house is set in a lovely, walkable village, just 10 minutes from the cultural hub of downtown Great Barrington. From the sun-filled kitchen to the large picture windows looking out to the brook, you ramble through rooms filled with warmth, character and period charm…then outside to three separate porches…surrounded by lawns, woods, and a beautiful brook that wraps around the property like an embrace. Warmth. Charm. Historic character. It is rare to find a property that has maintained this much original detail while being so meticulously kept.

For whom is this house perfect?

A family to fill the many rooms, spread out on the wide lawns and porches, and explore the woods. An artist or anyone working from home will enjoy the studio tucked away in a cozy corner upstairs. Anyone with extended family and friends looking for a place to gather, for holidays, celebrations and long lazy weekends.

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

If you love performing arts, film, and food, you’re less than 4 miles from downtown Great Barrington, with dozens of restaurants and shops, and the Mahaiwe offering world-class performance year-round. If you enjoy a more casual, rustic vibe, WALK to The Egremont Barn for live music, comedy, and an awesome bar menu. If you’re a nature lover, hike at Jug End Reservation or Mount Washington State Forest. Ski at Catamount. Or….. just walk down the road to visit the llama farm!

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

The original cottage structure was built in 1805, then expanded in the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Throughout that time, the house has shared the property with an ancient sycamore (buttonball) tree, one of the oldest and largest in New England, giving this triangle section of the village the name “Sycamore Place” on the old historic maps. This house has watched the village grow and thrive through its grist mill, axle company, and marble quarry days, when marble was apparently so plentiful that it was used to build the foundation walls, stairs and back patio areas. A basement fireplace under the original kitchen, and the low-ceilinged rooms above that kitchen, speak of a very different time…and the height markings preserved in a kitchen doorway track the growth of children as far back as 1948.

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Interested? Contact Suzann Ward

Housatonic Real Estate

Office: 413-274-5065

Mobile: 413-329-3031

Email: suzannward@gmail.com

402 Park Street

Housatonic, Mass.

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