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Glorious Gardens and Grounds!

Now that spring has arrived, time to enjoy properties with beautiful gardens and grounds.

River House Townhomes
2 River Run
Williamstown, Mass.

3 Beds + Office / 2.5 Baths / 2423 Sqft interior / 428 Sqft exterior
Offered by Sarah Haskins, 413-597-8419, Streamline Communities

The River Houses are a part of a historic 9-acre site along the banks of the Green River. Each home is carefully designed to take in river and meadow views. Three private decks are set within the footprint of the home to allow private outdoor gathering spaces. Contemporary design combined with oversized windows allows ample light into every room. Double height living room ceilings, white oak floors, custom site-built breakfast nook, gas fireplace, oversized kitchen island, floating stairs, and interior atrium with lights to showcase the paperbark maple tree are all custom design features unique to this three-bedroom home. The kitchen is designed with generous storage, floor to ceiling cabinets and high-end fixtures you would expect in a custom home. Private Carport parking within the footprint of the home, professional management, and maintenance free living. Upgrade options including private lift for ageing in place. This in town location is close to trails, open space, Williamstown’s vibrant restaurants, cafes, theatres, and cultural attractions.


Modern Mill Loft Homes
1 River Run Unit 2
Williamstown, Mass.

2 Bedroom + Office / 2 Baths / 1465 Sqft interior / 281 Sqft exterior
Offered by Sarah Haskins, 413-597-8419, Streamline Communities 

The Modern Mill Lofts are new construction, contemporary condos built along the Green River, in town and within a short distance to Williamstown’s vibrant restaurants, cafes, theatres, and cultural attractions. Each loft home in the Modern Mill offers tremendous windows to look out over the mountains or river, double height ceilings, and private outdoor patios or private decks. Kitchens are equipped with Gas Bosch cooktops, wall ovens, microwave drawers, cabinet finishes on the dishwasher and refrigerator blend them into the ample kitchen cabinets and shelves. Both bedrooms open up spacious sliding glass doors to the private covered patio space overlooking the Green River. Additional features include a large in-home office/studio space, washer and dryer, polished concrete floors, private carport parking with electric outlet and energy efficient construction and water saving fixtures. The common areas include a central elevator, butterfly door system, in building mail kiosks and professional management on site.


Magnificent Berkshire Cottage
2 Kemble Street #R
Lenox, Mass.

9 Beds/9.5 Baths/9,000 Sqft/3 acres
Price upon request/ Rental also available
Offered by Thom Garvey, 508-371-8219, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Here is your opportunity to own a magnificent Berkshire Cottage that has been brought back to its original grandeur and fully updated to function as a modern Inn or private home. Walking distance to all shops and restaurants, The Mount and minutes to Tanglewood. The Kemble is perfectly located in lovely downtown Lenox. Step out onto your wrap around rear veranda with spectacular mountain views. Rich with original details throughout, The Kemble is a visual feast with majestic entry hall and winding staircase with crystal chandelier above along with gathering areas, media/parlor room and dining room with ornate crown molding and exquisitely carved wood fireplace mantels. Each of the 13 bedrooms has been tastefully renovated with historical design in mind, all with stunning en suite baths and fireplaces.

Rental also available for week-long, month-long or seasonal rentals. Private chef and other amenities available. Culinary Kitchen, Bar, Media Room, Inhouse spa services available.


Your Pristine Otis Reservoir Home is Here!
101 South Lake Avenue
Otis, Mass.

3 Beds/2.5 Baths/2,340 Sqft/ 0.15 Acres
Offered by Thom Garvey, 508-371-8219, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Thoughtfully and tastefully designed with quality materials and a perfect layout, this gently lived in, newer home offers everything one could want in lake front living: open plan kitchen/living room with gorgeous quartz counters, wood burning fireplace with hand crafted mantel and blue stone hearth, gleaming hardwood floors, deck access and 4 season sun room, all with exquisite water views, large main floor master suite with spacious walk-in closet, generous guest rooms on the second floor for plenty of privacy and expansive family room for large gatherings and a cozy bonus room. Full walk out basement provides tons of storage and ready for more living space. Built with low maintenance materials such as composite decking and high end vinyl siding, you can spend your time on the lake and enjoy. AARP Certified home.


Hudson Valley Estate
1172 NY Route 66 Road
Ghent, N.Y.

3 Beds/3 Baths/7,076 Sqft/ 116 Acres
Offered by Nikki Carchedi, 413-822-0200, Stone House Properties

A chance to own an exquisite federal Colonial with charming eyebrow guest house and gorgeous antique barn. On over 100 acres and only 6 miles to Hudson. Property filled with mature perennial gardens, beautiful stone and brick patios, and an abundance of wildlife. The house flooded with natural light and with gleaming wood floors. Cook for family and friends in a state of the art chef’s kitchen with glass surrounded breakfast nook. Enjoy your coffee in the year round sunroom or curl up with your favorite book in front of one of the many wood burning fireplaces. The master suite: an oasis complete with fireplace, light filled sitting area and master bath with large soaking tub. Other features include: media room, wine cellar, home gym, office and craft room.


Just a Mile’s Walk to Town- Fantastic Conversion of c.1888 Cortlandt Field Bishop Barn
234 Kemble Street
Lenox, Mass.

5 Beds/5.5 Baths/6150 Sqft/3.24 Acres
Offered by Sheila Thunfors, 413-441-5005, and Randy Thunfors, 413-446-0725, Stone House Properties

The interior spaces were masterfully designed around a dramatic three-story wall of windows bathing the interior with light. It has the perfect layout for entertaining and intergenerational living. After the sellers raised their three children here, it became a cherished second home for all three generations of the family. The kitchen is perfectly equipped for gourmet cooking and family gatherings. Family room with fireplace and entertainment center. The barn soars over the dining room. Gorgeous living room with fireplace. Library. Private master suite. Third floor with 3 charming bedrooms each with lofts and a gathering room. A 2nd master suite/guest room/in-law sanctuary on the ground floor. Lovely landscaped pool area. Stone patios. Delightful boxwood gardens adorn the front entrance. Two-bay garage.


Umpachene Old Farm With 1000′ Of Waterfront
1001 Canaan Southfield Road
New Marlborough, Mass.

4 Beds/4 Baths/3389 sqft/23.25 Acres
Offered by Suzann Ward, 413-329-3031, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty

The house and landscaping for this home have been lovingly and meticulously restored by the same family for over 30 years. Land is owned on 2 sides of the road with the Umpachene River running through the property. There are 2 ponds with extensive landscaping and one with fieldstone steps leading to patio area with fire-pit, fountains, waterfall. The outside creates a spa-like feel with the sound of water.


Million Dollar Views From this Bucolic Property
93 Hillside Lane
Sheffield, Mass.

3 Beds/2.5 Baths/ 3632 Sqft/ 13.93 Acres
Offered by Martha Piper, 413-627-4599, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Totally renovated in 2019. Enjoy expansive western views with gorgeous sunsets from this stylish log home perched on 14 acres. Open living area with cathedral ceilings, a true cook’s kitchen, granite counters, cherry cabinets, six-burner Viking stove and a farmhouse sink. A large stone fireplace is flanked by floor to ceiling windows so you never miss the views. Additionally, the living room and front hall have radiant heat. Off the kitchen/ dining area is an open deck. The first floor master suite has its own balcony. Upstairs, two large bedrooms give family or guests their own privacy. The lower level is finished for TV, pool, games or other activities. Animal lovers will delight in the four-stall barn, plenty of pasture area and loads of privacy. Near Berkshire culture and recreation.


Best of the Berkshires. Gracious and understated in-Town Estate
89 Cliffwood Street
Lenox, Mass.

6 Beds/6 Baths/ 10,371 Sqft/3.17 Acres
Offered by Selina Lamb, 413-329-0435, Berkshire Property Agents

Best of the Berkshires. Truly one of the most gracious homes exquisitely restored for modern life with family and friends. Designed by Boston architects in the 1880’s the unparalleled flow and understated charm of this home function as beautifully today as then. In superb condition, with excellent systems throughout. Large, caretaker apartment or home office too. Beautifully sited gunite swimming pool and mature gardens add to the sense of elegance, ease and privacy. , Ideally located in Lenox one can walk to town, Tanglewood or hike in Kennedy Park and the numerous preserved woodlands. See documents for additional information and details.


Midcentury Reimagined
22 Blue Hill Road
Monterey, Mass.

3 Beds/2.5 Baths/ 1950 Sqft/ 1.5 Acres
Offered by Barney Stein, 617-504-0014, Lance Vermeulen Real Estate

This two-level mid-century home has been renovated top to bottom, inside and out. Fabulous kitchen with slate floor and stunning quartz counters flows in to living and dining areas. Beautiful screened porch overlooks the lovely yard. First floor en suite master and hip little half bath complete the first floor. Finished walk-out lower level includes two more bedrooms, a family room with French door to covered patio, and a terrific bathroom with laundry. Delightful yard with an abundance of beautiful plantings and a gorgeous Japanese maple. New well and septic field.Just ten minutes to Great Barrington and easy access to Beartown State Forest, Lake Garfield and Ski Butternut, this home is a hip and happy place to be.



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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.

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