Old world elegance meets cutting-edge, LEED certification in this Mediterranean-style home with a view over rolling fields to mountains beyond. Every aspect of this custom-made house has been created to provide optimal energy use in a bucolic setting. Beautifully landscaped grounds punctuated with centuries-old trees further enhance the property. The public areas have an open-floor plan with the spectacular views. Huge windows and oversized doors open to the stone patio from the living room and master bedroom. The second floor has a comfortable sitting room with direct access to a porch with a fireplace for enjoying distant vistas. Five bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths. Over the garage is a separate apartment complete with kitchen, for overflow guests. Ultra hi-tech geothermal heating and cooling.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This custom-built Mediterranean-styled home has spectacular views over acres and acres of protected land (sometimes filled with grazing sheep.) Sited on a peaceful road, moments from the middle of Great Barrington, this house offers the best of rural calm in a very convenient, close-to-town location.
For whom is this house perfect?
It’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t respond to this house. Excellent layout. Incomparable beauty surrounding the house. Flexible public spaces allowing for privacy for everyone in the household.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
The bustling center of Great Barrington, with movies, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Guido’s Fresh Market, is five miles in one direction, and the mountain hiking trails of Mt. Washington and the Appalachian Trail are five miles to the south.
If this house could talk, what secrets would it tell?
This home was built on the site of a 1700’s homestead, and incorporated floors and beams from this early home into the construction, so whispers of history abound. However, many modern amenities and technologies, such as solar and geothermal heating and cooling, bring the house solidly into the 21st century.