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. Detailed description Lower level Magnificent views and light flood into the large open kitchen that is the heart of the home. Entering directly from the garage and through a practical New England "mudroom", this is where one can gather with family and friends in front of a traditional walk-in fireplace or the over-sized bay that is large enough to comfortably host a table of six for informal dining. The south wing of the home, which also is accessed from the main entrance and hallway, continues into a large formal dining room and gracious living room with a fireplace that leads into a small winter garden (with wet bar) and sliding doors opening out onto the lawn. A wide hallway from the open kitchen into the north wing of the home leads past a library with guest bathroom and into the master suite complete with study, bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closets, covered terrace and a private staircase to the turret. Upper level Three staircases provide access to the upper level of the home that includes 5 bedrooms with built-in closets (2 bedrooms have open outdoor terraces), 2 complete baths, and a spacious game room that could be partitioned to include one or two smaller bedrooms or sleeping alcoves. Garage/Basement/Misc. The garage is attached to the home and includes 3 entrances that are large enough for full-size vehicles, e.g. SUVs, and 3 entrances that are sized for farm equipment such as a tractor or a pick-up truck with plow. These bays could also be used for sports gear such as mountain bikes, canoes or kayaks or converted into a ski room or art studio. A large unfinished basement housing the heating, water, and electrical systems is located under the main part of the building (under the open kitchen area) and can be accessed from inside and outside the house. Crawl spaces (approximately 4 feet high) extend under the south and north wings of the house.