Our home is a converted tobacco barn that was built in the 1900s. That history speaks to the high quality topsoil of our River Valley, making our area incredible for organic farming. Our drinking water is the finest and the surrounding area; the Berkshires have been voted in the 20 best small towns in America. Our home interior was built in 2000. We have 15-foot ceilings and an open floor plan with a wood-burning stove and a swing in the living room. The main space has hickory floorboards and a 13.5 by 21 foot handmade rug we brought back from Morocco. Our home is tiled with Indian slate, a mosaic we brought home from Italy, red marble floors, tile we brought back from Morocco, local Goshen stone and local Ashfield crowfoots foot that is 6 million year old stone -
The kitchen is ready to be cooked in as two sinks give lots of elbowroom for people to work together. Gas stovetop, gas oven, 2 dish washers, Kitchen Aid, Cuisinart food processor, blender… all one would expect from a kitchen where people bake bread and make homemade dumplings. Upstairs is a master bedroom with king sized tempurpedic bed and bathroom with two sinks, toilet and shower stall. Main floor: 1 bedroom with queen bed; 1 bedroom with full waterbed; living room has 2 couches and full size tempurpedic bed on an Asian platform. Main floor has a powder room and a family bath that has two sinks, toilet, soaking tub, steam shower with monsoon shower, handheld, body jets and his and hers shower heads. Two offices and the laundry room are on main floor as well. A sliding glass door off the living room steps onto a mowed six-acre field. Out there is a screened in room. There is an octagon redwood picnic table outside, a moveable fire pit and a propane gas grill. We have Internet service, a 52-inch TV screen, DVD player, WII and collection of DVDs and 200 CDs. We have a women’s bike, a teen bike and a child’s bike. We also have a men’s older bike and 2 other older bikes. Walking along the Connecticut River is just across the mowed field. We are steps to a convenience store, 3 miles to River Valley Coop, 3 miles to our organic CSA and Food Shed situated on the farm. Berry farms have pick your own in summer season and we watch the kale grow into November. Two and a half miles from our house is Interstate 91 running north / south. 3 hours to NYC, 45 minutes to the Berkshires. The town of Northampton is home of Smith College and is full of restaurants, shops and art. Amherst, home of Amherst College, UMass, and Hampshire College is neighbors to Mount Holyoke College. The area is chock full of historic culture, hippy culture and academic culture. Fabulous museums including Smith College Art Museum, MASSMoCa and Eric Carle Museum, for kids and grownups alike.