Total privacy on 22 acres. Within a couple of miles you will find fresh baked bread, a pub, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Berkshire Botanical Garden and Chesterwood. Within 6 or 7 miles you’ll be at the boat ramp at Stockbridge Bowl, Kripalu Yoga Center, Tanglewood and downtown Great Barrington. A wonderful setting with mature trees, landscaped gardens, extensive stonework and in-ground pool. Southwest and southeast VIEW sheds to Mt. Everett and Beartown Mt. have been professionally laid out for clearing. The house is gorgeously designed and crafted with exceptional attention to detail and quality. Great flexibility with the 1,500 sq. ft. guesthouse/studio/office. CLICK FOR TOUR
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The most compelling thing about this property is its ideal Berkshire setting in the ideal Berkshire location. The glorious privacy of this property is off the beaten path and yet within roughly 6 miles or less of downtown Great Barrington, Lenox, Stockbridge and West Stockbridge.
For whom is this house perfect?
This house is perfect for those who appreciate a comfortable easy gracious sense of style and living, and for those who appreciate great attention to detail, design and functionality. Those who collect art will find the large dramatic wall spaces perfect for display. And those who need additional space for guests, an office or a studio will appreciate the 1,500 sq. ft. guesthouse at the end of the covered stone colonnade.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
This property is perfectly located to access a nearly endless list of fun things to do. To name but a few: swim, fish and kayak at Stockbridge Bowl, walk the grounds of Chesterwood, wander and admire Berkshire Botanical Gardens, ski at Butternut, visit the ever changing exhibits at the Norman Rockwell Museum, hike through Ice Glen up to Laura’s Tower, meet friends for coffee at 6 Depot, have drinks on the Red Lion Inn porch, attend a performance at the Mahaiwe, Berkshire Theatre Festival or Tanglewood, buy local and organic produce at the farmer’s markets. And, oh, the list goes on.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The house would tell you that there are southwest VIEWS to Mt Everett and southeast views to Beartown Mt. hidden beyond the beautiful gardens, stonework and woods, and that Walter Cudnohufsky, landscape architect, has analyzed the elevations and mapped a clearing plan to access these view sheds. The house might also tell you that its land was once owned by Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.