HISTORIC EXPANSION – A 12.4 ACRE ESTATE YOU CAN MOVE RIGHT IN TO. Take the New England concept of original house, new house, back house, guest house, pool and barn. This 1780 Colonial has grown to reflect the needs of this owner’s generational family. New additions include a first floor open flowing gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers, living-dining room, master suite, library, bathrooms, screened porch, laundry, new wood floors and windows, new roof, heating system and so much more. Original section has a dining room, front parlor, 3 upstairs bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 2 bathrooms. The Guesthouse has 1 bedroom, 2 baths with its own open living, porch and laundry. A huge 2-story barn with a garage and gym. The heated gunite pool is central to all the structures; pergola, patios and an outdoor shower.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This home retains much period charm from when it was built in 1780, with seamless additions for 2020 living. This is the rare period home that is absolutely move-in ready. 12.4 acres give the house a private sanctuary feel, aided by the heated gunite pool which forms the centerpiece of all the structures — the house, barn, pegola, patios, and outdoor shower.
For whom is this house perfect?
This is a flexible house with space for family and guests, and for working at home, with privacy for all. Ample acreage provides privacy and escape from the city life while still in close proximity to Great Barrington and all the other major Berkshire attractions.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Bartholomew’s Cobble is a 329-acre nature preserve that has extensive walking trails and iconic views of mountains. Additionally, nearby Rannapo Road is one of the most beautiful drives in the Berkshires.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
It would boast that the original owner built this home in the 18th century for his family and for future generations to grow in comfortably. And now, it would express pleasure that contemporary additions, with a pool and guesthouse, have created a home where a 21st century family can live comfortably while enjoying the charm of both ages.