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This is a unique opportunity to own a beautiful refuge in the heart of the Berkshires. Overlooking Tyringham valley, Morningside is set on 44 acres with a circa 1800 Manor House originally constructed by the North Family of the Tyringham Shaker community, with pool, pool house, swim pond, and stunning gardens. The permanently protected U.S. Appalachian Trail borders the land to the south. The 16 rooms include a large kitchen, 7 bedrooms (one a palatial master suite), and 4 full and 2 half baths. A 3-car carriage barn has a large vaulted room and full bath above. The setting is spectacular and quiet, with excellent privacy without being isolated. Stockbridge and the Mass Pike are just about 6 minutes away. Tanglewood and Great Barrington are both an easy 18-minute drive .
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
You feel like you are on the top of the world with astonishing, encompassing 270-degree views and a rich history that began with the Tyringham Shakers, and was followed by a long history as a renowned lodge for weary turn-of-the-century city dwellers to spend time in the unmatched natural beauty of this special location in the Berkshires.
For whom is this house perfect?
For you, if you are seeking a refuge…a sanctuary…an escape…and if you value history, acreage and substance. This is land with a rich past, a story to tell, and views to inspire. This is not a McMansion with flashy finishes, but a home with rich character. It is a property that will bring you serenity and will be a retreat, without isolation. It has 7–8 bedrooms, original Shaker details intact, large rooms, an awesome swim pond, a gorgeous pool and pool house — yet above all else it is authentic and embodies much of what makes the Berkshires so incredible…. and then there is that land, and the views….
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
This home is literally in the heart of the Berkshires, so where would one even begin? Great Barrington is just over 15 minutes away. Tanglewood is just over 15 minutes away. Stockbridge is less than 10 minutes away. Lee and all it has to offer including groceries, etc., are 5 to 6 minutes away. Tyringham, though, is a nearly hidden gem, and so is the location of this home. Those few who are lucky enough to live here in Tyringham must be tempted to keep it a secret. Some of the best hiking in the Berkshires is at Tyringham Cobble, and Ashintully Gardens is a very special place, both Trustees properties. Goose Pond, half in Tyringham and one of the Berkshires’ best lakes, is just over the mountain. Monterey is just over the mountain to the south and offers the beach on Lake Garfield. Also in Monterey, the Bidwell House Museum tells the early history of the Berkshires and offers fun and educational programs for all ages. The newly renovated and expanded Monterey Library is about to open, and the 1780 general store is under renovation and reinvigoration, to be reopened as Monterey General.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
If you want to find out why the North Family of the Tyringham Shakers called this home, why this was a renowned Gilded Age retreat, why a special few families have chosen Morningside to call their Berkshire home, you owe it to yourself to tour this house virtually first, and then contact Chapin Fish of Brockman Real Estate to get the answers to these very questions for yourself.