New Waterfront Shingle-Style Contemporary on Onota Lake

Chapin Fish of Brockman Real Estate offers an incredible contemporary on Onota Lake!

Four-bedroom home directly on the water with expansive lake views from nearly every room. Onota Lake is definitely one of the Berkshire’s finest and largest lakes at over 600 acres! There is a very large dock for your boats and room to expand the living area inside the home!

The beautiful exterior is cedar with stonework, accenting the rustic yet contemporary spirit of the home. The Great Room with its soaring ceiling, wood-burning fireplace and wall of glass overlooking the water and opening to the cedar deck, and the enormous kitchen with soapstone counters, a huge island, and French doors opening to the large screened porch, comprise the core of the home. First floor master suite.

What’s the most compelling thing about this property?

You will always feel away from it all when you arrive home at the lake and look out past your dock to the sun glistening off the blue rippling water. The flow is perfect with the great room’s wall of glass and wood-burning fireplace and the huge kitchen with white cabinets balanced by soapstone counters and cherry hardwood floors. The first floor master suite opens to a large deck running the length of the home lakeside. As beautiful as the interior is, you will probably be outside on the enormous screened porch all summer (when you are not in or on the lake)!

For whom is this house perfect?

It is an extraordinarily rare property that functions perfectly as either a full-time or a part-time home – yet this 4 bedroom Waterfront home on 600+ acre Onota Lake does exactly that!  Who doesn’t want to live on one of the very best lakes in the Berkshires? Doesn’t matter if you are here all year round or just want to escape the city…  This home captures the spirit of the Berkshires and is both contemporary and rustic.  Most importantly, there’s no need to manage a whole renovation, or build from the ground up just to live on the water! This is a property that is both practical and comfortable, one in which you can live all on the first floor, or let your family and guests take over all 3,600+ square feet (There’s even room to expand).

What’s the most fun thing to do within ten miles of this house?

Walk out your door, down the steps of your deck and across your lawn to your dock stretching 50 feet out over Lake Onota! Get in your pontoon boat for an evening cruise, or kayak around looking for the resident bald eagles,or go jet skiing or water skiing! When you want to explore, there’s always Pittsfield’s vibrant theater scene and shopping and restaurants! Jiminy Peak Ski area,the Berkshire’s largest, is close by! Even Tanglewood and Lenox are all less than 10 miles away.  So much to do in the area, yet the best of it all is right outside your door – literally!

If this house could talk, what secret would it tell you?

You can live waterfront and still be within a short drive of every kind of shopping, Berkshire Medical Center, Tanglewood, great restaurants, skiing, farmer’s markets and so much more!  It’s not going to be a 20+ minute drive just to get milk. Celebrate life and family and friends in a unique and special spot right on the lake! (The secret this house won’t tell you is that, if your friends or family want to live on the lake, too, there are just three of the original five waterfront parcels available still for them to build!)


Interested? Contact Chapin Fish

Brockman Real Estate

Office: O: 413-528-4859


276 Main Street

Great Barrington, Mass. 01230