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Country Homes for Happy Holiday Celebrations

A selection of perfect homes for "over the river and through the woods" to celebrate happy holidays.


1760’s gentleman’s horse farm…a city man’s dream come true
150 Torrey Woods Road
Williamstown, Mass.

5 Beds/5 Baths/4646 sqft
Offered by Kim Murphy Burnham, 413-441-1523, Burnham Gold Real Estate

Nestled in the tranquil hillside is this circa 1760’s gentleman’s horse farm. This estate offers graceful country living and quiet beauty, and is steeped in our American history, once part of a 700-acre dairy farm. The owners have lived and loved here for 47 years. Once inside, you’ll find the antique patina of an era gone by as well as many modern amenities. A new addition built in 2001 offers an exquisite great room with a Field Stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, French doors allowing for brilliant light, wood floors, more French doors to a Goshen Stone patio. Upstairs is a two bedroom en suite, private, and inviting. A modern kitchen was built in 2017 with stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. There are 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an intimate formal dining room, a formal living room with an antique era Beehive fireplace. A city man’s dream come true. Over 4000 square feet of country living, a total of 3 en suites, upper and lower porches, patios, a 5-stall horse barn, heated shop, storage areas, room for 4 vehicles, an outside 110′ x 50′ lighted riding ring, and an in-ground heated concrete pool with mature landscaping throughout the property. YOU will not want to leave once you arrive. Call today for your exclusive showing.



The oldest home in Goshen, Mass., lovingly restored
72 Ball Road
Goshen, Mass.

3 Beds/3 Baths/3567 sqft
Offered by Carla Ness, 413-695-6569, Delap Real Estate

Welcome to the oldest home in Goshen, the Cyrus Lyon House. This historic home has been lovingly restored and updated by the current owner while respecting its 1777 origins, leaving all of its antique features intact. The five original fireplaces all have their own character -add to that the elegant & spacious rooms, wide plank pine floors, original paneling and authentic period doors and you’ll be swept back in time. Today’s lifestyle has not been overlooked-Kitchen with granite counters & gas range with hood, 1st floor master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and updated bath plus 1st floor laundry. Room for a large family or guests with two family rooms in addition to formal leaving room. Extra bonuses include an oversized 2 car garage, new metal shingle roof on addition, 2 furnaces, on demand hot water, and updated electric. The location is ideal – on a quiet road not far from conservation land and the DAR state forest is minutes away.



Country peace and beauty with views of three states
390 Benedict Road
Pownal, Vt.

4 Beds/2 Baths/2990 sqft
Offered by Maureen M. Dietze, 413-822-4841, Alton & Westall Agency

Enjoy living in the peace and beauty of the country in this light-filled Contemporary just six miles from Williamstown center. The four-acre estate is surrounded by a 3,000 acre state forest and a 60-acre reservation with hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails right out your front door. At the end of a beautiful country road maintained by the town, the home itself is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. Gaze at views of three states – Massachusetts, New York and Vermont – from the decks or the three season porch overlooking the tumbling stream and swimming pond. Entertain on the three-tiered flagstone terrace with outdoor kitchen, bar, and dining table. Inside are four bedrooms, two baths and a large open concept living room, dining room, and richly appointed kitchen. A must see!



745 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, Conn.

3 Beds/1.5 Baths/ 2022 sqft
Offered by Thomas McGowan, 860-309-6043, Elyse Harney Real Estate

Over 14 lush acres with pasture, forest and specimen plantings. Perfect for horses/animals. Stunning barn with walk-up loft and a shed/studio. Eat-in kitchen with solid cherry cabinets, formal dining with wood floors, foyer with open stairway, formal living room with fireplace and wood floors, private den with wood paneling, light-filled family room with vaulted ceiling and wood paneling. Three bedrooms with wood floors and 1 1/2 baths, full basement with workshop. The wide-open pasture is perfect for crops or animals. The property offers space for a pool and tennis courts. This property is ideal for year-round living or a weekend retreat.



Impeccable Country Estate with Ponds, Barn, Paddocks
1905 Brisklea Lane
Ghent, N.Y.

3 Beds/3 Baths/3072 sqft
Offered by Lisa Bouchard Hoe, 413-329-1162, and Kathy Buckley, 518-929-4094, The Kinderhook Group Real Estate

This fabulous mini-estate estate is comprised of a custom Cape,  3 ponds, 3-stall horse barn, paddocks, a large garage/workshop, and a pole barn to store equipment.  Enter the property down a long winding driveway through mature pines and plantings. The charming home features a spacious front porch overlooking a 3-acre pond. The home features a luxurious first floor master suite and 2 bedrooms upstairs and so much more. Just 20 minutes to Hudson train station.



A Vacation Retreat You’ll Never Want to Leave
27 Shufelt Road
Chatham, N.Y.

4 Beds/2.5 Baths/2134 sqft
Offered by Lisa Bouchard Hoe, 413-329-1162, The Kinderhook Group Real Estate

Down a quiet country road, yet just minutes to the village of Chatham, this mini-estate offers everything one needs to unwind and enjoy.  An in-ground pool, tennis court, and pond are just steps from the house.  The property includes 30 acres on both sides of the road to ensure privacy.  The house is a charming Cape with 4 beds and 2.5 baths.  Wonderful hardwood floors throughout.  The heated detached barn/garage includes an upstairs workshop/studio space.



Stately Colonial Revival in Shaker Country
West Acres
New Lebanon, N.Y.

5 Beds/5 Baths/5212 sqft
Offered by Mary Jane White, 413-429-7611, Cohen + White Associates

West Acres…Located in Shaker Country, this stately Colonial Revival greets you with a circular drive and porte-cochere. Once you enter the foyer you immediately get a sense of openness washed with natural light and high ceilings in the spacious rooms, original moldings and a sweeping view of the valley and Berkshire Hills beyond. Beautifully sited on a hill surrounded with mature landscaping, gardens and trees on 5 + acres, this property has it all; 5-bedroom main residence with wonderful common rooms, stunning sunroom, eat-in country kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2 bath guest house, 4-bay garage/workshop, tennis court and in-ground heated pool w/spa and pool house. Easy access to fine dining, boutique shopping and the cultural and recreational venues in both Columbia and Berkshire County…a must see!



Renovated 1850’s Greek Revival
Lee, Mass.

5 Beds/6 Baths/4695 sqft
Offered by Cortney Dupont, 413-429-5000, and Mary Jane White, 413-429-7611, Cohen+White Associates

Stunning Circa 1850’s renovated five bedroom, five and a half baths Classic Greek Revival with strong lines and lovingly preserved details; three-period fireplaces, generous gourmet eat-in cook’s kitchen and the comfort and style of today’s living in the perfect location between Stockbridge and Lenox!!



Sophisticated Lenox Village Colonial
Lenox, Mass.

4 Beds/2 Baths/2800 sqft
Offered by Cortney Dupont, 413-429-5000, and Nancy Kalodner, 413-446-1111, Cohen+White Associates

Gracious renovated Lenox Village Colonial surrounded by an acre of landscaped privacy…a little in Stockbridge which allows the use of that town’s beach on the Stockbridge Bowl. Spacious living room with fireplace and built-ins, formal dining room, eat-in country kitchen, decking w/auto-awning cover & wonderful screened porch, attached garage. If village life with privacy is what you want, this walk-to-town home is for you!!



A true log cabin in Williamstown
61 Cobble View Rd
Williamstown, Mass.

6 Beds/7 Baths/3688 sqft
Offered by Susan Colvin, 603-493-1952, Monarch Realty

A one of a kind opportunity to own a true log cabin in Williamstown. Glorious views in a prime location, close to all Williamstown has to offer: Clark Art, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williams College and much more! A quick 15-minute ride to MASS MoCA and downtown attractions in North Adams, and close to Jiminy Peak for skiing in the winter! First floor boasts a big kitchen and open Dining and Living room with a 1st floor master suite with walk-in closet and full bath with jetted tub. Second floor has 4 good sized bedrooms and each one has its own 3/4 bathroom. Lower level has huge family room with yet another master suite with master bath having another jetted tub. This home has special permit for a bed and breakfast, which prior owners ran successfully!




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Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Stockbridge, and move-in ready

Elle Villetto and Jared Kelly of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty offer an 1860 colonial home, stylishly updated and move-in ready. See it now and be in before the summer!

A minimalist condo with maximum light

We often referred to this project as the “house of glass” because there is glass everywhere.

Berkshire region real estate sales

Weekly real estate transactions for Berkshire County in Massachusetts, Litchfield County in Connecticut, and Columbia County in New York.

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