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Unending Poetic Details -- Modern Renovation of an Old World Carriage House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This property is best described as a home of unending poetic details.

Originally utilized as the carriage house for the neighboring 1881 mansion, this home is upscale, luxurious and sharply designed. It is located on a hilltop adjacent to the center of historic Lenox.

The property offers spectacular opportunities for spending time with friends and family. A spacious, fully-equipped kitchen serves as the backdrop for entertaining and relaxing. Just outside, the large back porch offers open and unobstructed views of the Berkshires and is perfect for sipping cocktails. Down the hilltop, meandering stone and grass pathways lead to "The Secret Garden" -- a place of refuge, solace and contemplation.

The home serves as the owner's personal retreat and vacation home. It has been totally remodeled and professionally decorated -- mixing historical features with modern amenities and conveniences. The Secret Garden was carved out of the hillside over a period of several years and is a result of the owner's personal and ongoing labor of love.

Adjacent to the home are two of the famed 'Berkshire Cottages' (actually exquisite mansions), miles of development restricted woods extending from the back porch and lawn – creating an oasis of green space in the center of the town of Lenox. The historic Ventfort Hall is across the street, and shops, restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and Shakespeare and Company are all within just a 2 minute walk.

The home has 4 bedrooms, each with its own private bath. 1 king, 2 queens and 1 full bed. Three of the bedrooms have flat screen TVs with satellite and cable and high speed wireless internet throughout. A large, bright, modern fully equipped kitchen with stone countertops, an island and GE Monogram stainless steel appliances. The dining area has a magnificent custom dining room table of Madagascar ebony that can extend to seat up to 12. An outdoor propane grill is included. AC and heat with 6 separate zones. Approximately 3000 sq ft. The lawn is manicured with beautiful professional landscaping and flowers.

Pets Allowed: The home has a doggie door that opens to a very large fenced in yard. The owner will allow 1 or 2 well behaved and house-trained small or medium sized dogs. No puppies. No cats.

Keywords: Luxury, Berkshires, town, house, upscale, Lenox, remodeled, modern, pet friendly

More Details

Sebastian's Legacy, LLC
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Sebastian's Legacy, LLC

We created this as our personal summer family residence and seasonal vacation home. Our home contains our personally selected original artwork and creative finds, but you will not be peppered with walls of family photos. This should feel like your own elegant Lenox home during your stay, and we hope you will and enjoy and treat it with love.

Sebastian's Legacy, LLC purchased this house in 2007

Why Sebastian's Legacy, LLC chose Lenox

The Berkshires have so much to see and do, and Lenox is the heart, which is why so many of the 19th century industrialists built their summer 'cottages' here. With Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co, Jacob's Pillow, museums, shops, galleries, Canyon Ranch, countryside for hiking, biking, skiing, water-sports, it's an amazing place to enjoy life. In the fall, the area comes alive with all the brilliant foliage colors, arts, crafts, and harvest festivals. Take a scenic drive in the country or hike, bike or golf. Fine dining at area establishments featuring the seasons delights.

What makes this house unique

Nearly everything is within walking distance, or a very short drive.


Lenox House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Kid's Room - toilet , tub , shower
    Office / Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Guest Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Living Room Bath - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Guest Room - 1 queen
    Kid's Room - 1 double
    Office Bedroom Downstairs - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Unending Poetic Details -- Modern Renovation of an Old World Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Perfect House for Friends or Family

  • 5 of 5

Wanted to find a home to share with 3 friends, we each had our own bedroom and bath and lots of room to visit. The home is beautiful, landscaping amazing and the views from the living area and master bedroom are amazing. The home is very comfortable with a large kitchen, not that you need to cook there are many excellent restaurants within easy walking distance as is a grocery store. Shakespeare and Co is a 5 minute walk and Tanglewood really close, so easy to get anywhere in the area from here. Amy was very responsive and easy to deal with. Hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An exceptional rental!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely magical. Everything about it is extraordinary – the location, the architecture, the décor, the artwork, the view, the garden. We were a family of 5 with 3 adult children and a dog. Everyone, including our dog, had a wonderful time and felt indulged and energized by the thoughtfulness and graciousness of the surroundings. Sitting on the porch and looking out at the view in back of the house, it is hard to believe you are less than a 5-minute walk to the center of Lenox. Tanglewood, Kripalu, Canyon Ranch, Kennedy Park, Shakespeare and Co. all are just minutes away. During our 4-day stay, we enjoyed a concert at Tanglewood, a play at Shakespeare and Co, a birthday celebration and champagne tasting at Wheatley, kayak rentals on the Stockbridge Bowl, a visit to MassMoca and a hike in Kennedy Park. The Berkshires area offers countless things to do. Our only regret is that we didn’t have more time just to relax at the house, soak in one of the large tubs, read on the porch or in the secret garden and just absorb its beauty and serenity. This house combines the style and attention to detail of a luxury hotel with the relaxation and comfort of a thoughtfully designed and spacious home. We cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, La

Gorgeous Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

All of the reviews are correct, this house is amazing! The location is steps from the center of town and the shops and the property is beautiful with a perfectly maintained private garden with seating areas. The home itself is perfect for vacation, it is very nicely decorated, high end all of the way but also very comfortable. The views of the mountains and trees from the master bedroom windows or the veranda are spectacular. The kitchen has all of the essentials that you need to prepare a meal and they have a grill outside. I can't imagine finding a better place to stay anywhere in the Berkshires, it was a super memorable family vacation and I hope to come back next year. The owner was also a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dreamy getaway

  • 5 of 5

this house is amazing. It is beautiful and comfortable and quiet...yet the shortest walk into town. The house is furnished in a most comfortable yet sophisticated way....and the views from the master bedroom are magical. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a beautiful Berkshires getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI

Great ambiance and spirit

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here recently with my daughter and friends. We all agreed that this was the nicest place we have ever stayed! The view, the comfort, and the overall layout made for a relaxing, beautiful weekend. Amy the owner was great to deal with. It is clear that this is a loved house. I will definitely make this an annual trip if possible!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a wonderful week at this lovely renovated carriage house that is steps to Lenox and walking distance to Tanglewood. The house is a perfect blend of old world charm and state of the art renovation with personal touches and a spectacular mountain view from the great room and master bedroom. It was a pleasure to work with the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lenox House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
All Year
May 10 2017 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Winter Rates do not holiday weeks such as Christmas or Thanksgiving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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