If you want to live where culture, natural beauty and outdoor adventures are all within minutes of your front door, then this historic home is a must-see! A short stroll or quick ride gets you to the famed Clark Art Institute, the Berkshire Symphony, the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival, ”The Village Beautiful,” Williams College, Ramblewild and the Northern Berkshires ski slopes. Surrounded by acres of privacy, the architectural integrity of this gracious home has been maintained while also updated for today’s lifestyle.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
Even though this circa-1872 home has five bedrooms and almost five thousand square feet of living space, this house welcomes you, from the moment you enter the front door, with a warmth difficult to describe. The rooms flow beautifully from one to the next and even with some ceilings reaching ten feet in heighth, the house has a certain elegant country casual that beckons you to sit and stay awhile.
For whom is this house perfect?
This elegant and gracious home is wonderful as a primary residence or “home base” for time spent in the Berkshires. It is perfect for the couple or family that wants to live in an historic home that has been renovated impeccably with all of today’s amenities in a village setting but set back more than 300 feet from the Main Street, screened by dozens of mature trees and surrounded by 3.5 private acres of lawn, fields, beautiful gardens and majestic mature trees.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
A short stroll or quick ride gets you to the famed Clark Art Institute, the Berkshire Symphony, the Tony-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival,’The Village Beautiful’, Williams College, Ramblewild, restaurants, boutiques and the Northern Berkshire ski slopes.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The Adriance Cottage, built almost 150 years ago by John Adriance, an 1855 graduate of Williams College, has a long and fascinating history. It has been a family residence, a fraternity house and, for many years, the home of a renowned professor. There have been many additions and renovations, but all have been done by owners who respected the history of this splendid structure and preserved its design integrity.