PLEASE NOTE: In 2018, we are limiting the total amount of rental time to two weeks in the summer.
Experience a historic residence blended with modern amenities and contemporary style. Located on 10.6 acres with scenic views, this property is less than 10 minutes to Great Barrington and within 30 minutes to all of the Southern Berkshires major natural and cultural attractions.
This is a happy and bright house with many beautiful, original windows and architectural details throughout.
There is a large eat-in kitchen that was completely renovated in 2016. It has a large fireplace, 6-burner, two-oven Wolf gas stove and microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dish washer and fully stocked with cooking tools. A full size LG washer/dryer is located in the basement and a compact w/d is located on the main floor.
In some of the downstairs rooms, the ceiling beams have been exposed and the wood trim has been stripped, which creates a unique and warm ambiance throughout. The large dining room features original 24-inch floorboards and a fireplace. The living room has a huge stone fireplace and super comfortable oversized furniture. The family room has a fireplace, pull-out leather sofa, game table and a 52-inch smart TV. Additionally, there is a small library with a fireplace.
The main house has central air conditioning. In most of the downstairs rooms, there is a SONOS wireless sound system.
Above the stables is a large loft bedroom with exposed beams and a simple, but new, bathroom.
It is a pleasure to walk through the aged stone walls and terraced gardens around the property. Outside of the kitchen is a stone patio laden with moss and covered by a pergola, which is the perfect place to dine "al fresco" while looking up to the gardens and field.
Away from the house, past the terraced gardens, is a 50 x 20 foot pool in total privacy as it is completely surrounded by mature juniper hedges.
Take a short hike on a mowed pathway through the field bursting with wildflowers. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, there are Adirondack chairs waiting for you to enjoy the spectacular views of the Berkshire hills and three states. It is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or pre-dinner cocktail while watching the sun set!
Complementing the house's historical features are contemporary artworks by artists James Rosenquist, Sarah Anne Johnson, Leslie Dill, Trisha Brown, Markus Lupertz, Liset Castillo, Jia Aili, Pat Speir and John Yau, Jurgen Partenheimer and others.
The Town of Monterey is a gem! It boasts three lakes (two public), Beartown State Forest, one of the most charming general stores anywhere, part of the Appalacian Trail and other hiking spots, and farms offering cheeses, honey, baked goods and vegetables. While it feels far away from civilization, it is only minutes to Great Barrington and more than 50 restaurants.