Originally part of Hopkins Memorial Forest, this property is rich in Williamstown history. Once home to the Memorial Forest’s farm manager, this house has gone through extensive renovations over time and is now the perfect combination of original history with modern flair and top of the line amenities. This property offers the perfect opportunity to live on Bulkley Street, one of Williamstown’s most sought after neighborhoods, offering complete privacy, just around the corner from Williams College and the Williamstown Theater Festival yet so close to Hopkins Memorial Forest and great hiking trails. The home is complete with a beautiful kitchen — with a Viking stove, double ovens, a wet bar and cathedral ceilings – that opens to a family room and can be overlooked from a loft above. With three fireplaces, the downstairs is the perfect space for entertaining, whether in the formal dining room, grand living room, cozy den or sprawling kitchen. The upstairs consists of a large master wing as well as three additional large bedrooms, each with its own appointed bathroom, and a lofted office space. The master suite includes a private study and his and her bathrooms as well as a large bedroom with a walk-in closet. Completing the property is a hand-hewn post-and-beam grand barn, a two-car garage, gorgeous stone patios, and an enclosed screened-in porch.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The most compelling this about this property is the kitchen. Local builder, Albert Cummings actually won an award for this kitchen. The light is amazing! There are 2 sets of french doors that lead out to the stone patio, skylights on the vaulted ceiling, and a loft that overlooks it. The Kitchen literally is the heart of the home in this property, the perfect entertaining space.
For whom is this house perfect?
Anyone really! The current owners of the home have had all three of their children’s weddings on the property; one in the gorgeous hand-hewn post and beam grand barn, and the other two on the outside grounds of the 2.57 acres of the property. This house is really great for anyone, it has a very cozy feel, while offering all the space you need whether you are a single person with house guests or a large growing family.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
There is so much to do within 5 miles of this house! The center of the town of Williamstown is right around the corner from Bulkley Street, offering Williams College, the world renowned Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Clark Art Institute, and Williams College Museum of Art, as well as most of the shops and restaurants that the Village Beautiful has to offer!
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
This property was once part of Hopkins Memorial Forest, a 2,500-acre tract that lies a mile and a half northwest of the Williams College campus. A century ago the land was the farm of Amos Lawrence “Lawrie” Hopkins, the sixth of ten children of Mary Hubble and Mark Hopkins, then President of Williams College. One can only imagine what the walls of this house have seen since the 1800’s!
Rebecca Gold Cellana
Burnham Gold Real Estate
191 Water Street
Burnham Gold Real Eastate
191 Water Street