Rarely does a property come on the market, so rich in Williams College history and spectacularly situated on 3.6 acres in the heart of the "Village Beautiful" like this very special home. A unique combination of privacy and convenience with close access to the Clark Art Museum and the Williamstown Theater Festival, all while enjoying a lifestyle only a local community can offer. This meticulously cared for home was built in 1872 by John Adriance, Williams class of 1855, used by the Kappa Alpha in 1876 and for many years was the home of the legendary art professor Karl Weston. A "Berkshire Cottage" with a mansard roof, reminiscent of a Parisian gambrel with later additions and renovations offering the epitome of casual elegance. A welcoming foyer gives access to all the common areas, the west wing and the grand staircase leading to the second level. The formal dining room with Waterford Chrystal chandelier and handsome fireplace creates a backdrop for sumptuous entertaining. A grandly scaled light flooded living room with coffered ceiling and wet bar offers exceptional space with a flair of relaxed sophistication. Enter through the original double round top exterior doors to the sun porch overlooking the gardens. Cross the marble threshold to the sun soaked den/library giving way through sliding pocket glass doors to your patio and solar heated pool. A state of the art eat-in kitchen with sub zero refrigerator, induction stove, glass cabinets, Corian countertops and an island is spacious enough for everyone to gather. The west wing now used as an office and family room with full bath could easily convert to in law quarters with the hidden kitchenette and private entrance.
The gracious second floor landing leads to the master retreat which includes a nursery/exercise room, hallway of closets, a dressing room with access to a deck and master bath with steam shower, Victoria Albert soaking tub, heated towel rack and radiant heat. Your guests are also pampered with 3 en-suite bedrooms in two separate wings, the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility.
This exceptional home offers you the finest in Berkshire living.