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Victoria Standring of Stone House Properties offers a West Pittsfield estate on 20 acres that connects a vibrant past with a luxurious present. An analysis of potential changes in Berkshire real estate practices. Geoff Wilcox reports on the ‘transformation” of a run-down gambrel-roofed home in a small town in Massachusetts. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Here’s what we have for you this week in The Edge Real Estate section:

  • Property of the Week – Victoria Standring of Stone House Properties offers a grand estate steeped in rich history and meticulously restored for the best of contemporary living.
  • Transformations – Geoff Wilcox of The Country Shepherd in Chatham, N.Y. takes us through the restoring and rebuilding of a hybrid gambrel-roof home in a small town in Massachusetts. The project took three years to complete.
  • Weekly real estate transactions for Berkshire County, Northern Litchfield County and Columbia County.
  • Market Perspective – A settlement by the National Board of Realtors may bring changes to practices in the Berkshires. Here’s an analysis of what to expect.
  • The Self-Taught Gardener – Lee visits a childhood home and learns a lesson about how a connection to nature and the land can lead us forward in our lives.
  • The Lazy Berkshire Gardener – Jodi confesses that she gardens mostly for her own entertainment, so who will complain that she planted a circle of hyacinths around her young lilac?



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