Close to Great Barrington, this is a renovated 1930s farmhouse; a unique parcel in a charming setting, surrounded by a meadow, a former dairy, with .75 acres of land across the street with frontage on Seekonk Brook, lovely for wading and cooling off in summer! The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house has great light and an open plan. Design-conscious features include two possible primary bedrooms; an airy 1st floor configuration with a full bath, or an upstairs bedroom with an innovative en suite bath. Two additional bedrooms share a bath on the second floor. Flexible spaces, generous proportions, and great storage make this house fun and functional. Lovely screen porch. Outdoor room for gardening, walk-out basement, and single-car garage area. Move-in condition.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
There are two! First, it is a supreme location; the house is both close to town, and tucked away in a bucolic setting. And second, this has house space! It keeps a modest profile from the road, but inside, rooms are light-filled and spacious.
For whom is this house perfect?
Anyone who needs to spread out but not overspend. Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms have great proportions, and downstairs layout is dynamic– there is space for projects, work from home, entertaining, extra sleeping space– it really can be adapted to a variety of lifestyles.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
You don’t need 5 miles to find fun! The roads surrounding 5 Seekonk are incredible for walking– there are some amazing loops here right out the door. You are a stone’s throw from Simon’s Rock and the Kilpatrick Center facilities, under 5 minutes to Great Barrington, and the Seekonk Brook is waterfront to this very property– you have your own private brook front for wading, exploring, forest bathing… meditation…
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
One of my favorite pieces of music of all time, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, was written by poet, lyricist, author and Harlem Renaissance founder James Weldon Johnson who owned the cabin and property within view of the front door here, during the late 1920s and ’30s. This house would have been built around that time on the neighboring farm, and I love that the current efforts to preserve the Weldon Johnson property and his legacy are part of the history and the future of this landscape.