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Yale Farm
419 Bald Mountain Road
Norfolk, Conn. 06058

9 Beds/7.5 Baths/7100 sqft/518.3 acres
Offered by Thomas McGowan, 860-309-6043, Elyse Harney Real Estate,

This Litchfield County home for sale is located in Norfolk, CT on some of New England’s most spectacular views. 518.30 acres with open pastures, forest, ponds, brooks and 1930’s rambling Colonial Revival Mansion in need of major restoration and repairs, with 9 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, Guesthouse, extensive Barn with additional living quarters and a Cabin. Land has several subdivided parcels with stunning views. There is nothing like this in the Tri-State area. Major value is in the land.


Breathtaking southwestern views of Williamstown
491 Henderson Road
Williamstown, Mass. 01267

3 Beds/3 Baths/4038 sqft/ 4.3 acres
Offered by Ann Greenwood, 413-441-9631, Alton & Westall, Agency

Enjoy breathtaking southwestern views of Williamstown and the surrounding mountains from this light-filled contemporary. Spacious open plan featuring a tastefully updated kitchen with large center island. The dining area features a wall of windows showcasing the extraordinary view. Fireplaced living room, 2 bedrooms, full bath, laundry room, spacious mudroom with built-in cabinets and workshop complete the first floor. Upstairs offers a master bedroom with balcony and cathedral ceiling, recently renovated bath with walk-in shower, family room with pellet stove and loft plus an office and bonus room with separate stairs. The lower level offers two finished rooms, one with bath and sauna and glass sliders to patio. Private country setting on 4.3 acres just minutes from the center of town.


Handsome modern take on the American Farmhouse
85 Oblong Rd
Williamstown, Mass.

6 Beds/4 Baths/5859 sqft/38 acres
Offered by
Offered by Team Elder (Tom Elder, 413-281-0121, and TJ Elder, 413-207-7676), Burnham Gold Real Estate

This 38-acre property – with a handsome, modern take on the American Farmhouse, sited on a hillside with landscaped lawns, hayfield and a pond – offers some of the finest views in Berkshire County. The pastoral setting is private, secluded and peaceful, and the house was laid out to offer a panoramic view of the Taconic Range, and a special focus on the majestic Mount Greylock – a mountain that has inspired artists and authors like Melville and Thoreau, with its ridges, notches and unique cirque changing hues throughout the day, in every season. The house has 6-7 bedrooms (with a master suite on the ground floor); 5 fireplaces and 4 baths; a spacious open kitchen, living and dining area; formal dining and living rooms, and a library and study with built in bookcases; a large game room, two mudrooms, winter garden, and a turret.

Numerous activities can be undertaken on the property and there are renowned attractions in close proximity: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking begin out the back door; it’s just 3.5 miles to Williams College and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, 4.1 miles to the impressionist paintings at the Clark Art Institute, 9.0 miles to Mass MoCA, one of the largest centers for contemporary art in the US, and 11.8 miles to the slopes of Jiminy Peak. 85 Oblong Road is about an hour by car from Albany Airport and around three hours from either New York or Boston.

Built just over 30 years ago, several areas of the house are due for care and deserve to be modernized, yet this listing offers a visionary owner, with the ability to unlock the full potential of this property, a unique opportunity to create even greater, long-lasting value.


Casual & Sophisticated With the Most Amazing Views, Swimming Pool, and Cook’s Delight Kitchen
927 Boardman Street
Sheffield, Mass.

4 Beds/3.5 Baths/3679 sqft/13.0 acres
Offered by Lori Rose, 413-822-0912, Stone House Properties

This magical property is an ideal blend of country comfort with hip chic style. The ease and elegance were designed for those desiring a casual Berkshire lifestyle. The floor plan is perfect for gathering friends, and the attention to detail is evident the minute you walk in the door — prepare to be wowed! The kitchen is awe inspiring as the focal point of the house and will entice even the most novice of cooks! Cathedral ceiling, exposed preserved beams, pizza oven, and LaCanche range are just a few of the highlights. The wall of glass from the living room takes in the VIEW and has a fireplace for cool Berkshire evenings. The property and VIEWS are breathtaking and the wide-open skies showcase the surrounding fields, mountains, pond, and DRAMATIC NIGHTLY SUNSETS. STUNNING!


Sunset Mountain Views – Peaceful and Tranquil
242 Hickey Hill Road
Sheffield, Mass.

3 Beds/ 3 Baths/ 2602 sqft/6/97 acres
Offered by Sheila Thonfors, 413-441-5005, and Lori Rose, 413-822-0912, Stone House Properties

This custom-built Bensonwood Timber Frame home was designed with a classic open living floor plan and built to Energy Star standards. The craftsmanship, materials and design details are extraordinary. The main living area with vaulted ceiling has an abundance of windows and natural light. The gorgeous Berkshire vistas and views can be enjoyed throughout the house. The well-equipped cook’s kitchen opens to the dining/living area and the raised hearth fireplace. The screened porch and patio were designed to take in the evening sunsets. There is first floor master suite with walk-in closet. Central AC. This beautiful property has been impeccably maintained. A great location, convenient to the southern Berkshire and northern Litchfield county recreational and cultural venues. Only 8 miles to Great Barrington.


Lakefront cottage with stunning views of rolling hills
30 Prescott Lane
Monterey, Mass.

3 Beds/1.5 Baths/1359 sqft/0.28 acres
Offered by Patricia Andrew, 413-841-6883, Stone House Properties

Beautiful lakefront cottage nestled in nature and trees overlooking Lake Buel. Stunning views of rolling hills surround the Lake. This cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, dining room, Kitchen, Large living room with beautiful stone fireplace, sunroom, outside shower, deck and more! It is just minutes away from Butternut ski area, towns of Great Barrington, Monterey, Stockbridge. Live on the lake in the Berkshires!


Berkshire Magic!
1488 State Road,
Richmond, Mass.

4 Beds/4 Baths/ 4098 sqft/ 15 acres
Offered by Patrice Melluzzo, 413-446-1146, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

A picture perfect home in a stunning location. Minutes from the iconic Shaker Village museum, Tanglewood and multiple cultural activities. This incredible custom built home with quarried front sits on 15 graceful acres. The main house has a floor plan for easy living and ample space for entertaining family and friends. Steps away from the main house is a studio that could easily be used as a guest house. Your horses will enjoy the land, open and wooded and the 3-stall barn/gardening sheds. Enjoy, gardens, stone walls, views, porch or patio, quality construction and finish…..imagine the perfect get away either weekend or year round…..A feeling of serenity and peacefulness throughout the house, guest house and grounds. Come and enjoy the community of Richmond, Mass.


Rooms With A View!
123 State Road
Richmond, Mass.

4 Beds/3 Baths/4228 sqft/ 13 acres
Offered by Michael Harrigan, 413-429-7788, and Maureen Kirkby, 413-446-5634, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservice Barnbrook

Rooms With a View. Light, Bright, and Beautiful Home. Easy living situated on 13 pastoral acres with views over water, mountains and meadows. First-floor master en-suite with plenty of room upstairs for family and friends. Top of the line appliances speak to the quality of this unique 4-bedroom, 2 ½-bath property where the home fires burn in 3 classic fireplaces. Summer Arts and Winter Sports are all minutes away from this hidden treasure. Farm, grow gardens, have animals.


Big views with private pond
West Stockbridge, Mass.

5 Beds/ 5 Baths/5824 sqft/22.17 acres
Offered by Brandon White, 413-429-1975, Cohen+White Associates

A magical, secluded compound set oh-so-privately amongst birch groves down a winding country lane … simply stunning views surround this impressive Contemporary home, thoughtfully designed to welcome natural light into every restful room. The main residence is graciously open, with many fireplaces &

and a view in every direction. Clay-bottomed swimming pond, two-bedroom Studio/Guest house, all on 22+ acres. Tucked away, yet only minutes to the charming and artistic Village of West Stockbridge. Just a short drive to Tanglewood, Lenox, and the best of the Berkshires!


Spectacular Panoramic Mountain Views of the Berkshires
5 Woodruff Road
West Stockbridge, Mass.

3 Beds/4 Baths/ 2756 sqft/ 8 acres
Offered by Suzann Ward, 413-329-3031, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservice Barnbrook

Spectacular Panoramic Mountain Views Of The Berkshires. Desirable location as house is located within minutes to all Berkshire attractions. One level living with an open floor plan in this meticulously maintained contemporary home on 7+ beautifully manicured acres. High ceilings with many large windows to bring in the natural light. Two master bedroom suites with a third bedroom. Three new bathrooms, and wood floors throughout. High end gourmet kitchen with granite counters and center island. Come and entertain family and friends and enjoy year round living at its best. Lower level could be additional living space if needed. Privacy with a water view.




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Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Stockbridge, and move-in ready

Elle Villetto and Jared Kelly of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty offer an 1860 colonial home, stylishly updated and move-in ready. See it now and be in before the summer!

A minimalist condo with maximum light

We often referred to this project as the “house of glass” because there is glass everywhere.

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