A Shaker Ridge beauty, with arguably the best views in the County. This stunning architect-designed contemporary is tucked away on 7+ forested acres with a clear and far-reaching view to Queechy Lake and the mountain ranges beyond. Enjoy the views from the open and airy living/dining/kitchen rooms, featuring soaring ceilings and large windows, leading to a deck perfectly placed for quiet enjoyment. Oak floors throughout. Two wood-burning fireplaces, one in living room, and one in den/office. Large screened porch off the kitchen. Fabulous kitchen with Aga designer stove/ovens. Three bedrooms with master suite on first level. An inconspicuous Sedgwick elevator makes it easy to move from 2-car garage to first and second levels. Designed for clean energy efficiency with radiant heat throughout. Very easy care garden. Original owners.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The most compelling thing about this property, beyond the amazing views, is that it is truly timeless in its contemporary design. The architect wanted two things for these owners: to take advantage of the views from every room, and to keep the interior space clean, minimal, and relevant to any future looking for peace and privacy with little upkeep.
For whom is this house perfect?
The house would be perfect for a couple retiring to the area or for a family looking for a weekend home with no yard work required. The owners designed the home to suit them as they grew older, with an elevator to each floor. Drive into the garage, walk into the elevator with your groceries and luggage, and voila, you are on the main level. The house is in the well-established Shaker Ridge development, providing tennis courts, trash service, and road maintenance year-round. It’s a true community where residents communicate and share their contacts for maintenance and housekeeping.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Tanglewood is just over the hill. Queechy Lake is just a minute down the road, with a private beach and boat launch.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
It would have nearly 40 years of weekend and vacation tales to tell about these original owners, whose primary residence was in NYC. It would tell you about the hundreds of concerts and plays the owners attended in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley. They continue to enjoy it every chance they get. The house would proudly and happily tell you about the meticulous maintenance done over the years by its owners. It’s move-in ready!