”Skyline”… A magical Estate built on 60+ private acres on a ridge line that captures panoramic vistas of the Catskill Mountains to the west, the northwestern hills of Connecticut, the Berkshire Hills to the east, with the bonus of Catamount Ski Resort to the south. The architecturally designed main residence is a blend of the owner’s ancestry – New England and Eastern Europe. You feel welcomed immediately upon entering this casually elegant home with spacious common rooms, most with direct access to fabulous patios featuring a stone grill and an outdoor fireplace, home offices, fireplaces throughout the house, 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths with an elevator servicing all 3 floors. Each room has a uniqueness connecting you to the house, the view and nature, while offering the amenities of today’s lifestyle. The additional 4,500 sq’ barn/studio/guesthouse affords the new owner a live/work opportunity with first floor studio with 14′ ceilings and on upper floors a Great Room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. An 18 x 50 gunite pool, pool house with full kitchen and half bath with an outdoor heated shower complete this special compound in a most convenient Berkshire location.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The position of this estate is stunning. It sits on a ridge at 1,300 feet above sea level against a dramatic backdrop that includes every mountain range within 50 miles. No one who visits here will come away unaffected by its beauty. The house was constructed to live gracefully with the dramatic weather changes that come across this ridgeline. This home is made for the person who relishes waking up to a panoramic sunrise and ending the day with a spectacular sunset.
For whom is this house perfect?
This house is the perfect spot for someone who desires privacy, has a love and appreciation of nature, and feels exhilarated by big open spaces. Whether inhabited by a few or many, this compound works for today’s lifestyle. The home is cozy and comfortable, but also grand for entertaining — the dining room that seats 24 has a wall of glass that opens to the adjoining stone patio where a 20′ electric awning covers the entire seating area.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Catamount is minutes away. In the winter you can ski down its slopes, and in the summer you can enjoy its river adventures, its aerial adventure park and its zip line which challenges you to the longest run in North America…or you could just stay home and lounge in your own mountaintop gunite pool surrounded by gorgeous views!!
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The main house at Skyline was inspired by Shelbourne Farms, the impressive Vanderbilt Estate in Shelbourne, Vermont, that has a port-cochere, southern porch and three floors. The “private garden”, with flowers in bloom during every season, was designed and planted by Mirjana Maric, noted European fashion designer and frequent visitor to Skyline.