The Birches…….welcome to your new oasis in the Berkshires in time to spend the unforgettable summer of 2020. This magical family compound has all the modern amenities a buyer wants to live, play, relax and work from, surrounded by twenty-plus acres of privacy and far-reaching views in all directions. Architecturally redesigned and renovated using the finest materials, this stunning contemporary has big open common areas for gathering, first floor master en suite, guest bedrooms en suite and private two-bedroom guest quarters with kitchenette, all offering plenty of space for a large crowd or intimacy for a few. Just arrive with your suitcase and enjoy all this impeccably maintained estate has to offer; beautiful gunite heated pool with waterfall surrounded by expansive stone patio, a pool house complete with portico for outdoor enjoyment, an indoor dining/play room, kitchenette, bathroom and laundry, organic vegetable gardens and orchards, custom crafted wine room, an exercise room, fiber optic cable, a private playground area for the young and the young at heart, and terracing in every direction where you can dine, relax and take in that all this beautiful home has to offer for life in the country.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This house was designed to capture the countryside with views from every window and direct access to the spectacular gardens and mature landscaping from almost every room on the main level. From the moment you enter this home, you’ll feel a calm from being wrapped in nature’s greenery.
For whom is this house perfect?
This home is perfect for the person that wants a move-in ready home with high-end finishes, privacy, a view and enough amenities to make staying at home a great pleasure. From a home office with high speed internet, 20 plus acres to explore and roam, organic gardens to tend to, a home gym to work out in, a heated pool to float in while looking at the mountain backdrop and your own wine room where you can choose your favorite bottle at day’s end…life is good at The Birches.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
If you feel the need to wander, the charming Village of Egremont is only a few minutes drive away, where, in either direction, you will find some of the area’s best restaurants. There is wonderful hiking at Sage’s Ravine, Bash Bish Falls and the Appalachian Trail. At nearby Catamount Resort, you can ski in the winter or enjoy the Aerial Adventure Park in the summer or, better yet, experience the new “Catamonster,” the longest zipline tour in the U.S. at 5,523 ft!
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The original owner of this house was known for his appreciation of good food and his memorable parties where he served the best champagne from his extensive cellar accompanied by caviar from Zabar’s. A life-long philanthropist, he was deeply committed to higher education and devoted to his daughter’s alma mater, Simon’s Rock College where he served as a member of the Board for more than 20 yrs and provided essential support for the construction of the Liebowitz Arts and Humanities Center and the Liebowitz Center for International Studies.