Elegant, Federal style home. Peaceful, private setting with mature gardens designed by a registered landscape architect. A warm and comfortable home with plenty of space for living and entertaining. This home has been expanded and lovingly cared for by its original owners for many years. A short drive to Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Red Lion Inn, walking distance to Chesterwood.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This property is nestled within mature, professionally planned gardens located majestically atop a wooded knoll overlooking the peaceful village of Glendale, just a few minutes walk to the Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood in Stockbridge.
For whom is this house perfect?
This elegant, brick beauty provides the perfect backdrop for those who wish to host small private parties or intimate gatherings of friends and family. The outside shrub-screened gardens and patio are perfect for such occasions during mild seasons, while the formal high-ceilinged dining room or the cozy den with the wood-burning fireplace welcomes the cool weather visitors.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Once our lives return to normal, the perfect fun evening will be a visit to the stately Red Lion Inn on Main Street in Stockbridge (a 1.5 mile ride) where one may enjoy a cocktail on the porch or a glass of wine at the Widow Bingham’s Tavern inside before continuing north along Prospect Hill Road to the well kept grounds of Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At the end of the (3.5 mile) ride, after a short stroll through the pristine setting, one will enter upon the immaculate lawn where many are enjoying a comfortable picnic while listening to the crescendos of Chopin, the mellow lyrics of James Taylor or the cheerful melodies of Dolly Parton or Train. The evening then might be capped by an awesome display of fireworks overhead.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
If this historic home could talk, it would whisper of the days long ago when it served as the local schoolhouse for the village, where the youngsters shared their life stories with each other and enacted scenes from Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces, which were not to be drawn until over a century in the future. It also might boast about being held in the bosom of the same loving family for some 200 years.