Architect designed, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired, mountain lodge-style home with park like grounds is situated to capture the changing seasonal light and foliage. This tasteful and stately home, sports a contemporary interior with attention to detail and lends itself to many styles of furniture and artwork. All who visited love it, as you will. See supplement. The house sits one quarter mile off the road for maximum privacy and only three miles from Great Barrington. The driveway approach is easily navigated in summer or winter, and the driveway alarm will alert homeowners when vehicles enter the property. The 16 acres property features walking paths with foot bridges over the owner's pristine stream which bounds the rear of the property. The house sits on a crushed stone platform terrace ideal for the display of outdoor sculptures. The front entry opens to a twenty foot high barrel-vaulted foyer and lengthy gallery.
The spacious great room has a sophisticated, playful design accented with brightly colored columns. Black slate inlays in the cherry floor defines different living spaces. Oversized French doors open to the rear crushed stone patio, the masonry wood burning fireplace is currently fitted with gas logs. Cherry paneled wall with shelving is back lit to display collectible objects.
The dining room with custom floor to ceiling windows boasts a built in buffet with matching counters and cabinetry.
The kitchen has granite counters and uniquely shaped island that comfortably sits six. Nickel tile back splash and contemporary custom cabinetry, and includes Viking appliances, very large walk-in pantry and ample additional storage areas. The laundry room/office is outfitted with cherry cabinetry and desk, and it provides a utility closet bench and shoe storage.
The cherry paneled study gives a nod to the classic men's library. The luxurious master suite located on the first level creates a warm space with cherry paneling and broadloom carpeting by Masland. The master bath gleams with statuary white marble, cherry cabinetry and paneling, extra-large frameless glass shower enclosure. The dual sinks in the custom cabinetry provide towel storage and custom medicine chests outfitted with power outlets. The master dressing room is very generous in size.
Your guests will take the gently curved staircase with night lights to the second floor, relax in the upper hall sitting area before entering one of the three guest rooms complete with en-suite baths and walk-in closets. A clothes chute is provided and drops directly to the laundry room. The very oversized two car garage, with utility sink, has plenty of room for SUV's and other sports vehicles.
Additional features include ten foot high ceilings on the first floor and nine foot ceilings on the second floor. The great room has an eleven foot high ceiling. Energy efficient propane heats the entire house, fuels the dryer and cooking. Also provided is a gas outlet for an outdoor grill. This home has central air conditioning, center vacuum system, extensive outdoor lighting and top of the line energy windows.
Anyone would be proud to own this home.
This home is minutes away from the charming New England Villages of South and North Egremont, Sheffield and variety of fabulous restaurants and shops of downtown Great Barrington. It is a two and one half hour drive from New York City and the same from Boston and easy access from the Mass Turnpike and from the Taconic Parkway. Minutes to Tanglewood which is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Mount and Shakespeare & Company, Kripalu for world class yoga, Cranwell Spa, and the famous Canyon Ranch of the Berkshires all in nearby Lenox, also close to the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in Becket and only minutes to Ski Butternut or Catamount Ski areas. Egremont offers two of the most well thought of restaurants in the Berkshires, John Andrews and The Old Mill . Golf and tennis are around the corner at the Egremont and Wyantenuck Country clubs as are some of the best hiking trails in the Berkshires. Biking is a lively scene as well. Live in the center of the very best the Berkshires has to offer.