ONCE IN A LIFETIME IT COMES ALONG. 20 Berkshire Heights: a modern renovation. Every detail is thoughtful, the rooms offer height and grace, its magnitude gives space without being overwhelming. Built on the top of Great Barrington’s Hill peering down on the town that’s within walking distance, it sits privately on 3 +acres. Built by a local craftsman and designed with easy living in mind. In the open kitchen/great room, with its soaring ceiling, you can gather with family and friends in front of the stone fireplace or relax at the granite island while meals are prepared in the chef-quality kitchen with Calcutta marble counters. Clean modern lines, meticulously chosen materials, two master suites, a modern open stairway concept with metal balusters, outdoor kitchen, spa pool with waterfall. Plus, beautiful inlaw/nanny suite.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This property is compelling for its quality of craftsmanship, location and privacy. The design is modern and timeless. The open-plan great room with a granite fireplace is a warm and welcoming place for friends and family to gather. Clean simple lines with the absolute best materials make this a standout. It is rare to find a home of this stature within walking distance to town and on such a private and beautiful piece of land.
For whom is this house perfect?
This home is perfect for anyone. It could work as a local family home or as a second home. Because there are two master bedrooms, retirees could enjoy living here all on one gracious level.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Sited just above the charming town of Great Barrington, this home puts you at the epicenter of the best the Berkshires has to offer. Lake Mansfield for summer fun, Ski Butternut and Catamount for winter entertainment. Walk to restaurants, shops, the Triplex Cinemas and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
This house would tell you that in 2012 it underwent a complete renovation and gained an addition to its original1915 structure. It was turned into a modern classic estate with both formal and informal spaces. Room to gather, if you choose, and also room for quiet.
Maureen White Kirkby
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Barnbrook
271 Main Street
Great Barrington, Mass.