1 LAHEY CROSSROAD -- Stockbridge MA 01262

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Total privacy on 22 acres with back country roads for strolling. Within a couple of miles you will find fresh baked bread, a pub, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Berkshire Botanical Garden and Chesterwood. And within 6 or 7 miles you will find the boat ramp at Stockbridge Bowl, Kripalu Yoga Center and Tanglewood. Wonderful setting with mature trees, landscaped gardens, extensive stonework and in-gorund pool. Beautifully designed home with dramatic two-story foyer, spacious living room, exceptional library, dining room and porch each with fireplace, country kitchen. Great wall space to display art. A covered colonnade joins the main house to the guest house with 2 bedrooms, bath and gathering room plus a large office/studio and a garden workshop. A FABULOUS place to live! A winding driveway through dappled sunlight and mature trees leads to the picturesque setting for this exceptional home. The house is surrounded by expansive landscaped gardens, with seasonally blooming perennials, rock garden plants, rare species, and extensive stonework.

Enter the gracious spacious two-story foyer. Step down into the sun filled living room with fireplace. The exceptional library is lined with bookshelves. Dining room has its own fireplace as does the adjacent dining porch. The large eat-in country kitchen has a wall of windows looking out to the gardens. The butler's pantry and the large back mudroom provide terrific work spaces for household activities and entertaining. Complete with wine cellar in the basement. The flow of spaces is excellent and there are multiple accesses to the outdoors.

On the second floor is the master suite with a sunny southern exposure, his and her walk-in closets with custom cabinetry, and a grand European styled bath. Two other bedrooms, one with a fireplace, open onto an open balcony porch overlooking the gardens. The rooms are beautifully sized and have a dedicated bath.

Two more bedrooms with a sitting area are easily available just steps away in the charming guesthouse reached by a covered stone colonnade. This building also contains a large open office space that could be used as a family game space or studio. On the lower of the three levels is a garden studio/workshop.

Through the gardens and stone paths is the in-ground swimming pool for summer enjoyment. Take walks on the country back roads, stroll to Chesterwood. Terrific location near the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Botanical Garden. 7 miles to Great Barrington and 6 miles to Tanglewood.

$1 895 000