This 38-acre property - with a handsome, modern take on the American Farmhouse, sited on a hillside with landscaped lawns, hayfield and a pond - offers some of the finest views in Berkshire County. The pastoral setting is private, secluded and peaceful, and the house was laid out to offer a panoramic view of the Taconic Range, and a special focus on the majestic Mount Greylock - a mountain that has inspired artists and authors like Melville and Thoreau, with its ridges, notches and unique cirque changing hues throughout the day, in every season. The house comprises 6-7 bedrooms (with a master suite on the ground floor); 5 fireplaces and 4 baths; a spacious open kitchen, living and dining area; formal dining and living rooms, and a library and study with built in bookcases; a large game room, two mudrooms, winter garden, and a turret.
Numerous activities can be undertaken on the property and there are renowned attractions in close proximity: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking begin out the back door; it's just 3.5 miles to Williams College and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, 4.1 miles to the impressionist paintings at the Clark Art Institute, 9.0 miles to Mass MoCA, one of the largest centers for contemporary art in the US, and 11.8 miles to the slopes of Jiminy Peak. 85 Oblong Road is about an hour by car from Albany Airport and around three hours from either New York or Boston.
Built just over 30 years ago, several areas of the house are due for care and deserve to be modernized, yet this listing offers a visionary owner, with the ability to unlock the full potential of this property, a unique opportunity to create even greater, long-lasting value.