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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 6-8)

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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 10, 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:
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Unending Poetic Details -- Modern Renovation of an Old World Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

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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Perfection in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We took a long weekend with just two couples (family) and were so pleasantly surprised at every detail. The art, the furnishings, the views, the location was all perfect! We flew into the Albany Airport, rented a car, drove 50 minutes to Lenox and then never used the car again while we were there. We walked to Canyon Ranch and had day spa services- AMAZING. Walked into town and found great restaurants and shops. The Kemble House next door has fabulous food and a wonderful bar but mostly we hung around the beautiful Carriage house and back porch. You don't want to miss the secret garden down beyond the expansive back yard. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well appointed home in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here for a long weekend in October


No detail was spared in the design/renovation of the house. The fixtures, appliances, lighting, artwork, furniture and decor are all top notch and in excellent taste. The house has everything you could possibly need from direct T.V. to gas BBQ grill to WiFi to a sound system wired for an iPod. In addition to the spacious master suite and two bedrooms upsatirs there is a large guest suite downstairs. This was perfect as out parents were traveling with our family. The views from the back porch and master bedroom are breathtaking. We were there in peak foliage season but I imagine it would be equally stunning in Winter or Summer. Though everything is extremely high end the house is remarkably comfortable. This is the kind of house you would love to spend the day lounging around in, however given the location its hard to do.


We have been spending time in the Berkshires for nearly 30 years. There is so much to do that it is impossible to summarize. Lenox is in the middle of everything and this house is only 3 blocks from the center of Lenox. It is close enough to walk to restaurants or shopping but far enough outside of town that you dont feel the hustle and bustle.


The owners were remarkable easy to deal with. They were happy to answer any questions in advance of our visit. Getting keys, sending payment and receiving refund of deposit were seamless.


I would HIGHLY recommend this house (and likely will to friends)!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lenox House Rental Rates

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All Year
May 10 2017 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250

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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