SOUTHMAYD FARM Gilded Age at its finest in Stockbridge. This 1870 Berkshire estate has been fully restored & is privately sited on 33+ acres within walking distance of town. Adjacent to the Stockbridge Golf Club & the Norman Rockwell Museum, the view includes a mile of Housatonic River frontage. The 8500' main house w/ 8 bedrooms is complemented by a carriage house, greenhouse/studio, pool, , 3 bedroom guest house, barn complex and paddocks, a magnificent maze, and additional formal gardens. See documents file for detail of each building, room and floor plan.
Listed by Cindy Welch and Keith Ross of LANDVEST, INC.
Unsurpassed 19th Century Queen Anne Style Berkshire Lenox ''Cottage'' restored and reinvented for today's most discriminating family wishing for an understatedly elegant, 'cool' and comfortable Twenty-First Century lifestyle. See attached document for all details. Shown by advance appointment only.
Listed by Mary Jane White and Nancy K. Kalodner of COHEN & WHITE ASSOCIATES
SUPREMELY WELCOMING...One of Lenox's19th century Berkshire''cottages'' that has been meticulously restored and updated. Located on prestigious Cliffwood Street within walking distance of downtown Lenox, this exceptionally welcoming Berkshire "cottage" on 3.17 acres epitomizes gracious living with a porte cochere and sixteen fireplaces . Meticulously restored and updated, the six-bedroom house has many original architectural details such as paneled walls, carved mantelpieces and a two-tier staircase with an oculus on the second floor that overlooks the generous foyer (large enough for a baby grand piano.) The main floor has exceptional flow for a 19th century house: The library and living room with adjoining den (separated by pocket doors) have massive French doors that open onto a large screened porch; the dining room, with built-in corner cabinets, and billiards room are ideal for entertaining; the cook's kitchen with capacious dining and lounge areas opens onto a large deck. The adjacent mudroom, with a contoured entry doors, still has the original "call board" for the servants. In the basement, there's the original ice room and a dumb waiter for transporting firewood to the upper floors. This property has a gracious driveway, mature gardens, a privately situated swimming pavilion and a barn-like garage that can accommodate five cars. One of the few 19th century cottages that has been maintained as a private residence, this is a rare opportunity to live in a park-like setting so close to town.
Listed by Deborah Levinson of BERKSHIRE PROPERTY AGENTS
Elegant simplicity is the trademark of this American Craftsman-style residence.Sited on 2.775 acres, this magnificent country home is well-suited to large-scale entertaining with a total of seven to eight bedrooms, seven and one-half baths, and 7, 215 square feet of living space.Superb design and the finest quality of materials and workmanship are the defining characteristic of this splendid estate. Bluestone walls, terraces and walkways wind through beautiful gardens in the lovely backyard with its heated pool, rustic outdoor shower, and an array of spaces for dining, including a snack bar which opens from the guest house.The impressive grounds include a circular perennial garden surrounding a flagpole, a small orchard of flowering fruit trees, gorgeous mountain view.See floor plans in documents.
Listed by Maureen Dietze and Cheryl Westall of ALTON & WESTALL REAL ESTATE AGENCY, LLC
Whiting ridge; the main house was built in 1860 with an original 'guest cottage' built in 1740, there is a 5 stall horse barn and a newer 4-car barn with huge unfiniished second floor. The main house was completely renovated and added on to in 2009. Gorgeous chefs kitchen with sitting area, fireplace and doors out to heated screened porch/sun room. Sunken den with fireplace and porch overlooking the south western hills of ct. Formal living room with fireplace, dining room and entry boot room complete the first flr. Off the second floor landing there is a lovely master suite complete with fireplace and office, two guest rooms and two baths along with a laundry closet. Third floor has additional office or guest room space as well as finished storage space. Patios, porches, unbelievable western views.
A true American treasure, beautifully expanded yet perfectly preserved, might grace our market once in a lifetime: Such a treasure is the Gen. John Ashley House(c.1762, renov. 1857, 1984, 1992). Upon a bucolic bend of the gentle Housatonic, this historic estate hosts elegant luxuries-- 6 BR, 6 bath, pool & pool house, sauna, summer porch, dining arbor, guest wing, +/- 8.5 sheltered acres & much more! A true historic treasure, beautifully expanded yet perfectly preserved, might grace our market once or twice in a lifetime: such a treasure is the Maj. General John Ashley House (c. 1740, renov. 1762, 1857, 1984, 1992). Upon a bucolic bend of the gentle Housatonic, this elegant Colonial country estate reminds us that the real luxuries are timelessâ€ cozy rooms filled with family and friends, summer evenings dining under the stars, fireplaces flickering and ember-warm through the night. The home's impeccable Colonial style matches its pedigree: built by a participant in the American Revolution who was later instrumental in putting down Shay's Rebellion (in whose final battle, a scant 7 miles down the road near the eponymous village of Ashley Falls, Maj. Gen. Ashley was to play a decisive role), the estate is remarkable for both its elegant Greek Revival touches and for its thorough, sensitive, and superbly executed modern renovations. Expansive and welcoming, the full estate comprises both a guest wing and a main house, with no fewer than 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and a sauna, 5 fireplaces, 3 kitchens and 2 cast-iron stoves between them ... and that's not to mention the 2 office / media rooms, 2 screened porches, the outdoor pool and its palatial poolhouse, the garage/barn, the play-house, and, not at all least, the restful patio under the arbor, where one may dine al fresco surrounded by topiaries, hanging flowers, and the placid beauty of another perfect country day! Beautifully landscaped, embraced by woods and fields, this is a private sort of estate filled with quiet charms and sudden delights. From the restful screened porches and the many high windows the Housatonic bends gently by, while soft wide lawns invite the laughter of outdoor games, and offer the quiet of a stroll under evening stars. Every room speaks of its history, with original Colonial painted panelled walls, mouldings and cornices all attesting to the solid craftsmanship wh...
Listed by Mary Jane White and Nancy K. Kalodner of COHEN & WHITE ASSOCIATES
BROOKMEAD FARM. On a quiet, scenic road within walking distance of the Monterey General Store and Lake Garfield Town Beach, this rambling 18th century farmhouse with six bedrooms on 84 acres has open views of its own extensive property. The original house has been painstakingly renovated from stem to stern, preserving its antique charm with important updates. The living room, dining room and study all have working fireplaces. The new wing includes a family room and an eat-in kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Viking range; both open through French doors onto the heated swimming pool terrace and have radiant-heat wide plank floors that match those in the older section of the house. A screened porch has a romantic pastoral view over a rolling landscape, much of it in conservation with the Monterey Preservation Land Trust and Berkshire Natural Resources Council, where the current owner allows a local farmer to graze cows. The second floor features a master suite with a large outdoor balcony from where one can survey their domain, and three additional sunny bedrooms that share two baths. The third floor has a guest suite with two bedrooms and a bath - a terrific spot for a home office. The enormous lower level has a media room, home gym and a new 2,000 bottle wine cellar large enough to host tasting dinners. Known as Brookmead Farm, the picture-postcard property has a well-maintained Har-Tru tennis court and a fully restored three-story barn with cement floors, metal roof, hand-hewn beams and the original hay crane rail running the entire length. The grounds include access to a secluded spot on the Konkapot River with the remains of a large stone dam. This is the rare opportunity to purchase an immaculate farmhouse estate with everything on your country house checklist, in an area of large land holdings.
Listed by Timothy Lovett of BERKSHIRE PROPERTY AGENTS
MORNINGSIDE: AN ICONIC BERKSHIRE ESTATESET ON 44 ACRES ADJACENT TO THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, WITH POSSIBLY THE BERKSHIRE'S FINEST VIEWS. THE HOME WAS A PART OF THE TYRINGHAM SHAKER SETTLEMENT. HAND-CRAFTED DETAILS LEND CHARACTER TO THE INHERENT BEAUTY, SIMPLICITY AND ELEGANCE OF THE HOME. 8 BEDROOMS INCLUDING A GUEST SUITE, POOL, & SWIM POND, See Suppl PLEASE SEE SUPPLEMENT FOR COMPLETE DETAIL An iconic Berkshire estate, Morningside combines a central location with superb natural beauty overlooking Tyringham valley, with a rich Shaker and Gilded Age history. Morningside is set on 44 acres (potentially available with over 115 acres) with a circa 1800 Manor House originally constructed by the North Family of the unique Tyringham Shaker community, pool, pool house, swim pond, extensive stonework and stunning perennial gardens. The permanently protected U.S. Appalachian Trail borders the land to the south. The setting is both spectacular and blissfully quiet without being isolated. You are in the very heart of the Berkshires and Tanglewood is only ten miles away. The Manor House dates back to the turn of the 19th century, almost twenty years years after the Tyringham Shakers were established in 1782. The double entry doors, one for the Shaker Brothers and one for the Sisters, stand as testaments to the rich history of the home and the property. While there are numerous luxuries, there is both beauty and simplicity in the inherent elegance of the home. Period, hand-crafted details throughout the home include rich wood floors, exposed post and beam old-growth timbers, colonial-era hardware and woodwork, and millwork. The sixteen rooms include a large kitchen that has evolved into a keeping room, seven bedrooms, one a palatial master suite, and four full and two half baths. A large three-car carriage barn has a guest suite (8th bedroom) above. The library features a hand-painted wall mural evoking the history of the property and the character of the Berkshires, the breakfast room has French doors opening to a stone terrace, and the master suite with a marvelously high ceiling, antique beams, wood-burning fireplace, sitting room, office and expansive bath. Morningside was extensively renovated in 2005 to bring the home soundly into the twenty-first century in order to ensure that it lasts for another two hundred years. Examples of reno...
Listed by L. Chapin Fish of BROCKMAN REAL ESTATE, LLC
''Fairy tale'' Residential & Commercial country retreat, nestled in the luscious green hillsides of the Berkshires. Reside in it's beautiful Cottage, and continue the tradition of sharing the 'Gingerbread House' as a Banquet Hall (leased for weddings, retreats and corporate events) and B&B (currently generating over $200K in income). Santarella is steeped in history, dating back to the 1750's. With just under four acres of lush landscaped gardens, bridges, brooks and beautiful blossoms, this is truly a magical, mystical wonderland and a once-in-a-lifetime offering.
Listed by Steven J. Weisz and Maggie C Merelle of WILLIAM PITT SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY