Cutting-edge technology in a traditional style in this LEED rated home. Views of rolling hills with sheep and backed by mountains. Careful thought was given to every aspect of energy conservation and materials in this lovely bucolic setting. Gorgeous gardens and old growth trees enrich the property. The large windows and doors of the public rooms bring the views front and center. The living room, dining room and master bedroom all open onto a wide stone patio. The second floor has a second sitting room opening onto a veranda with a gas fireplace. Five bedrooms, four and a half baths including the garage apartment. The house is oriented to the east with large windows to capture the view. Inspired by the Shaker style, ceilings are high and windows are long to capture as much light (passive heat) as possible throughout the day. Windows to the north, from which the coldest weather emanates, are smaller and fewer. Geothermal and Solar power. Separate barn and picturesque garden shed. All just moments from Great Barrington!
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The beautiful views over the pristine protected pasture land but just minutes from downtown Great Barrington.
For whom is this house perfect?
Almost anyone, but it would particularly appeal to the ecologically conscious; LEED rated, geothermal, solar, reclaimed materials and construction methods. This property was built with conservation in mind at every single step.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Theater, music, hiking, shopping and, especially, lazing in the cool Green River.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
While the house is recently built, its land is the site of a 1700s homestead. All the history of American New England passed by its front door. Picture General Knox and the cannons rolling by!