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Grand Victorian in the heart of Great Barrington
146 West Avenue
Great Barrington, Mass.

6 Beds/4 Baths/3870 sqft/ Year Built: approximately 1900
Offered by Dan Alden, William Pitt Sotheby’s International, 413-335-9300

A rare in-town gem in the heart of Great Barrington. This tastefully updated 3-story Victorian in a park-like setting offers plenty of space for family, guests and entertaining with a classic front parlor, dining room with original built-ins, large living room with fireplace, cool retro-style kitchen, architecturally interesting staircases, two levels of enclosed sun porches. Second floor with master suite, two separate bedrooms, and third floor with finished bonus rooms and full bath. Private backyard with a 2-car carriage house-style garage. Just a short level stroll to dining, shopping and entertainment in downtown Great Barrington, 2.5 hours to NYC and Boston metro areas.


Historic home on a tree-lined street in the heart of town
12 Summer Street
Adams, Mass.

4 Beds/2 Baths/2799 sqft/ Year Built: 1884
Offered by Deb Trzcinski, Steepleview Realty, 413-822-4095

This historic home, built by the same builder that built the Adams library, is located on a lovely tree-lined street in the heart of town.There have been many recent updates, including the electrical, kitchen, baths, refinishing floors, painting, etc., but all keeping with the original feel of the home. The Butler pantry, crystal chandelier, pocket doors, the fireplace, built-ins, original Doctor’s sink in den/study, stained glass windows in the full attic, the formal front parlor, 4 large bedrooms, curved front porch and the carriage barn are all there. This house has character and charm you just can’t find in most homes.


Supremely welcoming…
89 Cliffwood Street
Lenox, Mass.

6 Beds/8 Baths/10333 sqft/Year Built: 1888
Offered by Berkshire Property Agents, 413-528-6800

SUPREMELY WELCOMING…One of Lenox’s19th century Berkshire”cottages” that has been meticulously restored and updated. Located on prestigious Cliffwood Street within walking distance of downtown Lenox, this exceptionally welcoming Berkshire “cottage” on 3.17 acres epitomizes gracious living with a porte cochere and sixteen fireplaces . Meticulously restored and updated, the six-bedroom house has many original architectural details, such as paneled walls, carved mantelpieces and a two-tier staircase with an oculus on the second floor that overlooks the generous foyer (large enough for a baby grand piano.) The main floor has exceptional flow for a 19th century house: The library and living room with adjoining den (separated by pocket doors) have massive French doors that open onto a large screened porch; the dining room, with built-in corner cabinets, and billiards room are ideal for entertaining; the cook’s kitchen with capacious dining and lounge areas opens onto a large deck. The adjacent mudroom, with contoured entry doors, still has the original “call board” for the servants. In the basement, there’s the original ice room and a dumb waiter for transporting firewood to the upper floors. This property has a gracious driveway, mature gardens, a privately situated swimming pavilion and a barn-like garage that can accommodate five cars. One of the few 19th century cottages that has been maintained as a private residence, this is a rare opportunity to live in a park-like setting so close to town.


Classic Farmhouse in Old Chatham
290 Dorland Road
Old Chatham, N.Y.

4 Beds/2 ¼ Baths/2553 sqft/Year Built:1830
Offered by Stone House Properties, 518-392-0332

Fall in love with this classic country farmhouse and barn located on a peaceful, less traveled road in Old Chatham. Gather with friends and family in the sunny kitchen and spacious family room. Relax with a good book in front of the fireplace in the library. Two porches overlook stone walls, gardens and farmland. Plenty of bedrooms and baths. Don’t miss this one!


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