Opportunity to have your family compound with a pool! This most-convenient location in South Berkshire is accessible to all local amenities, skiing, hiking, and this property abuts conservancy land. Main house consists of 5 bedrooms, 3 baths along with ample room for family gatherings. The Guest House has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath plus separate lower level for a second living room or media room. Seasonal views of beautiful hillsides to the east — Beartown, Butternut and Monument Mountains. If no family compound desired, this has supplemental income for the discerning investor. Either way, a value opportunity is here; you decide!
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This country house encompasses just that, country living. Living and relaxation in this house focus to the back, where this house overlooks beautiful lands. There are views of the best that Southern Berkshire has to offer: Squaw Peak of Monument Mountain to the north, the trails of Ski Butternut to the south, and Beartown State Forest to your east. Taken over by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council in 2015, this land will never be developed, and you will always be able to enjoy unspoiled sunrises, sunsets, nature trails and the famous Thomas and Palmer Brook.
To top it off, you’re only a mile from downtown Great Barrington, a mile from Ski Butternut and close to a wonderful array of restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and shopping!
Oh yeah, the house has a pool with a great atmosphere, outdoor music, lights, a heater, and a party space ready to go!
For whom is this house perfect?
Perfection is in the eye of the beholder, whether it be a family full of children that appreciates an in-law space not attached to their own, or an entrepreneurial couple happy to have rental income, or a business owner who enjoys having a good workspace just yards from the house.
The house has great bones, and offers its next owners many rooms, cedar closets, custom built-ins, a beautiful working fireplace, original hardwood floors, and bathrooms so retro they’re back in style!
This is a compound ready to give love to whoever comes its way.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Where to start? Skiing, shopping, restaurants, hiking, mountain biking,
arts and entertainment, and all that is just one mile away! Imagine what lies beyond!
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
This section of land was among the first noticed by settlers coming from Westfield along what is now Route 23, an old Indian path and later a colonial trade route. General Jeffrey Amherst’s battalion hiked it in1858, General Henry Knox’s sled parade of cannons and cohorns went by in the opposite direction in 1876. Members of the Pixley family settled here; the stream to the back was originally called Pixley Brook, until the Thomas & Palmer sawmill downstream became a more familiar landmark.
It is also rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad.
For decades (1913-1983) it was the Harry Moskowitz stock farm and agricultural equipment dealership, where Harry Moskowitz bought and sold dairy animals. Fire destroyed the three-story, 50- x120-foot barn in 1966. The residence still stands, a separate parcel from the Preserve next door. The Moskowitz farm, affectionately named Sue-Cray Farm, has been handed down generations over to cousins of cousins and now is on the market for a new family to build its own history.