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 with 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!
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
West Acres is a house for all seasons. Pool, tennis, expansive gardens and lawns can be enjoyed in summer, in between visits to Tanglewood and the Barrington Stage Company. Jiminy Peak is 15 minutes away for winter skiing and snowboarding.
For whom is this house perfect?
West Acres is perfect for people who love to entertain family and friends, in a large main house and a spacious guest house; who love flowering gardens and wide green lawns; and who enjoy having their own heated pool and tennis court. Over the years, the house has been a beautiful and warm venue for large parties, private concerts and fundraising events.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Attend world-class classical music concerts at Tannery Pond. Hike (cross country ski in winter) on the new Corkscrew rail trail through the woods. Visit the Shaker Museum (Mount Lebanon). See musicals and plays at the Theater Barn.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The house was once owned by a glamorous heiress and her husband, a mysterious Russian Prince. As well, the first executive director of Tannery Pond concerts lived in the house, and held a concert where the incomparable Jessie Norman sang in the living room.