House of the sunset…life’s reminder that whatever happens every day can end beautifully, says it all for this sophisticated Contemporary, built by one of Berkshire’s premier builders. Offered for the first time, it has the necessary amenities of Broadband fiber optic and great cell phone service. From the approach, this home captures stunning westerly views to the Catskills, keeping the viewer mesmerized with walls of glass. The sleek and sophisticated design of a most comfortable and ”livable” space features open common living, decking for 80*, 5 bedrooms en suite, an amazing sunroom and screened porch. A home theatre, gym and specimen plantings, organic vegetable garden, a multiple fruit orchard and fire pit to gather around…all reasons to never leave home!!
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
It’s all about the view!!! From the moment you enter this house you see the Catskill Mountains to the west. Whether you start your day with breakfast in the kitchen or on the porch, you connect with nature and the panoramic vista until you watch the sun go down and witness the blazing sunset from any room or spot on the deck. Located on Monterey’s Mount Hunger…sometimes called the Center of the Light for its avowed healing quartz properties…a special spot high above the lake and village with never-ending sunrise and sunset views.
For whom is this house perfect?
This home is for the owners who have Big Open Hearts, who will enjoy the generous gathering spaces for ALL the family and closest friends with open common spaces, living/dining/kitchen, playroom, theatre, casual seating areas, bar for entertaining, year-round sunroom, screened porch, HUGE deck, fire pit for evening visits and marshmallows…owners who appreciate small community living, within a short distance drive to world class culture and all things Berkshire that crave the sound of silence!!!
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
This house is sited directly across the way from over 300 acres of preserved Monterey Land Trust properties that are criss-crossed with walking trails; one has only to walk out the front door for a day of hiking. Just a few minutes away is Lake Garfield Town Beach, and just down the road there are activities for everyone at the Monterey Community Center and Town Parks. Just a short drive to Butternut Basin Ski slopes, hiking in Beartown State Forest or the Cobble in Tyringham, and biking in the beautiful Tyringham Valley. A few minutes further and you’re in downtown Lee or Great Barrington.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
This wonderful home is located on one of the village’s oldest “Post” Roads. Imagine the horses’ hooves travelling up and over Mount Hunger as the mail was carried in the mid-1700’s from Hartford to Albany with stops in between in Stockbridge and Richmond. The stone “fences” along the roadsides still delineate pastures of long ago, now fully grown with stately oaks and maples. The quartz in the earth where this home is located is, for some, a kind of Monterey Magic.