Views, views, views! Custom Contemporary Acorn Home built into the southeastern hillside of this quiet Great Barrington community. High ceilings and open living plan make for a spacious feeling. Entrance off the paved drive brings you into the living room with fireplace; oversized windows flank the eastern side of the home framing the beautiful views. Living is open to dining area with skylights and kitchen. Along the hall to the attached garage are a large pantry, laundry room and boot room. Screened porch off the kitchen, den off the living area and a master with en suite radiant bath complete this floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a hall bath; the lower level has a guest suite, sitting area with gas stove, cedar closet and plenty of good storage. Landscaped, loved and light.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
Many large windows bring light into the house, even on the grayest days, and offer panoramic views from Beartown State Forest to Butternut Ski Area. Generous landscaping gives a sense of complete privacy, and the screened porch is like an aviary.
For whom is this house perfect?
This is a flexible house with space for family, guests and working at home, with privacy for all.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Explore downtown Great Barrington: the Farmers Market, cultural performances at the Mahaiwe and Saint James Place, movies at the Triplex, restaurants and shopping.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
This house was designed for two published writers with separate studies and lots of built-in bookshelves and generous storage. It’s built by the Wellenkamps, known for their talent and care with details.
Berkshire Property Agents
12 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, Mass.