This week's featured property in Stephentown, N.Y., offered by John Hanks and Lisa Bouchard Hoe of TKGRE (The Kinderhook Group Real Estate.)

Stunning Country Contemporary on 52 Acres With Views

John Hanks and Lisa Bouchard Hoe of TKGRE offer a contemporary estate sitting gracefully on 52 very private acres, with views of the surrounding Berkshire Hills.

A fabulous, spacious, well-appointed contemporary estate sitting gracefully on 52 very private acres, with views of the surrounding Berkshire Hills. Truly a turnkey home for relaxing and entertaining. Step out onto the wraparound deck with twin gazebos from the kitchen, dining, and large cozy great room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The first floor also includes a family room with fireplace, bedroom spa room with sunken hot tub, and a guest bath with shower. Upstairs are two grand master suites and another guest bedroom with en suite bath. The finished basement level is complete with den, laundry room, and a large multi-purpose studio/sleeping space. Spend the summer by the in-ground pool just steps from the house. Includes a huge detached 5-car garage/studio space. The grounds include 2 ponds, hiking trails through the woods, a ski slope. Just 2.5 hours from NYC. Ten minutes to Jiminy Peak for skiing, and close to all Berkshire cultural, outdoors, and shopping venues.

What’s the most compelling thing about this property?

The home and grounds offer the lucky owner a very private refuge from the stress of today’s lifestyle. Once you arrive at the house and come up the long winding driveway, the cares of the world just slip away. The house was designed so that interior and exterior seamlessly blend, taking advantage of the lush views of the gardens and surrounding hills.

For whom is this house perfect?

This home is perfect for a large family, or one that loves to entertain guests. And everyone gets their own bathroom! Kids will love having sleepovers in the bunk room downstairs. On rainy days when the pool can’t be used, folks can hang out in the spa room and enjoy the sunken hot tub. And with 50 acres of trails, ponds, and ski hills, it’s perfect for the outdoors enthusiast.

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

Less than a mile away is the Cherry Plain State Park with 175 acres, including a day-use picnic area on Black River Pond. The park also has a boat launch, bridle paths and hiking, biking and nature trails that serve for cross-country skiing in the winter. Anglers fish for bass, bullheads and pickerel and may also ice fish in winter. Just 10 miles away is skiing at Jiminy Peak.

If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?

It is located on a tract of land that was owned and controlled by descendants of Samuel Adams and is adjacent to a very famous cave that has a long history from the days of the Indian tribes, Revolutionary War and Civil War.  It has been the scene of many very significant family and social celebrations and has a ton of good karma.


Interested? Contact John Hanks

TKGRE (The Kinderhook Group Real Estate)

Office: 518-392-8040

Mobile: 917-306-0666


2 Town Hall Place

Ghent, N.Y.

Interested? Contact Lisa Bouchard Hoe

TKGRE (The Kinderhook Group Real Estate)

Office: 413-298-0610

Mobile: 413-329-1162


2Town Hall Place

Ghent, N.Y.