This Energy Star-rated home was thoughtfully designed and sited in the middle of a pasture with views over church steeples of the village below, to the Taconic Hills and sunset to the west. As spotless as the day the owners took residency in 2008 and flooded with light from every direction, this Bensonwood Timber frame home is a joy to live in full-time or to escape to from the city. Just eight miles from Great Barrington and convenient to a variety of restaurants and cultural activities in both Berkshire and Litchfield counties, the neighborhood is a mix of fine new and antique country homes and farms. The spotless house features a first floor master suite, central A/C, finished lower level with view and storage space, and an attached two-car garage. A perfect Berkshire country house.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The westerly view. It’s over the Housatonic Valley and Sheffield village straight to Mount Everett, the second tallest mountain in Massachusetts, where you can see snow on its rounded dome long before there’s snow anywhere else.
For whom is this house perfect?
Anyone who wants a newer bright, well-built home in perfect, spotless condition surrounded by sunlit pastures and with killer sunsets over the Taconic Hills.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Hike the bucolic country roads to swim at Umpachene Falls, then go to the Southfield Store Cafe for lunch.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The house would tell you that, since it’s quite new, it’s creating history of its own on an old farm parcel with the current owners who created it, and looking forward to the next stewards to enjoy the quality of the high-end timber framing and finishes, the ease of care and long-term sustainability of HardiePlank siding and a metal roof, along with the energy efficiency a newer home with high-end HVAC systems affords an owner.