The River Houses at Cable Mills are new, contemporary homes built along the Green River, within walking distance of Williamstown’s restaurants, cafes, theaters, and cultural attractions. The River Houses respond to their natural surroundings – river, meadow, and woods. Expansive windows provide curated views of the mountains and river that surround the homes, double height ceilings flood the living room with natural light, and outdoor patios are recessed into the building footprint for privacy. Thoughtfully chosen finishes and energy efficient appliances have been selected for a custom design. Floating stairs, gas fireplaces, oversized kitchen islands, Quartz countertops, white Oak flooring, floor to ceiling custom cabinetry, stylish kitchen backsplash and bathroom tile, abundant recessed lights, walk-in closets, rain shower fixtures, tankless water heaters, composite decking and private carport parking. Whether you are enjoying the view from your own living room, taking a walk along the Green River, or entertaining friends by the fireplace, the River Houses’ design is adapted for the modern Berkshire lifestyle.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
Maintenance-free new construction in the heart of Williamstown that feels private but also part of the Williamstown community is a rare find. Unlike most New England homes, particularly in downtown locations, River Houses have large sunny windows, high ceilings, clean contemporary lines with flowing rooms that create a perfect gathering place for family and friends.
For whom is this house perfect?
A River House is perfect for anyone who appreciates contemporary design, embraces nature and wants both to be a part of their home. The floor plan offers ample storage. The home offers work-compatible, private, and public gathering spaces. The paperbark maple in the living room atrium is a showstopping design element not easily found in other homes. Multiple decks allow you to slide open your doors and listen to the sounds of the flowing Green River and, if you keep an eye out, you will see the deer in the meadow beyond.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Simply cross the road and you are at one of the best collegiate golf courses in the country. Walk out your back door and you are on the banks of the Green River. Hiking trails, snowshoeing, fly fishing are just a few of the outdoor activities close by. World-class local institutions, including the famed Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Clark, Mass MoCA and Williams College Museum of Art offer you a vibrant local arts community. And, for food lovers, within less than a mile you can find just about every type of food you’d want.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The River Houses sit upon the nine-acre Cable Mills site in the heart of Williamstown Mass., steeped in rich local and regional history. They share the site with historic mill buildings that have been adapted from their former use as a wire and cable factory that dated back to the post-Civil War era. Nestled among the purple mountains along the banks of the Green River, the River Houses are the newest addition to a classic Berkshire story of adaptive reuse and resiliency through a careful balance of preservation and change.