Fabulous rare south-facing site with views across the valley to the Canaan Hills, Mt. Everett, and even the Catskills. Energy efficient, beautifully designed home. Gracious floor plan with tall ceilings. Charming guest cottage with stone fireplace. Three-bay garage barn with second floor ready to finish. Abuts thousands of acres of protected land. 3 miles to shopping in Great Barrington.
This is a fabulous rare south-facing site with views across the valley to the Canaan Hills, Mt. Everett, and even a peak of the Catskills. The property abuts Three Mile Pond Wildlife Management Area with over a thousand protected acres. A remarkable amount of land in Sheffield is protected by various conservation organizations and individuals. (See the Sheffield Land Trust Land Protection Map).
The driveway gently winds to the fabulous house site. The house is energy efficient and beautifully designed with a gracious floor plan and tall ceilings. The interior is light, bright and airy. The interior flows gently to the outside spaces and views. The covered entry opens to a large foyer with a handsome staircase.
On the main level is a dramatic great room with a fireplace, herring bone flooring, columns and access to the porch. The terrific kitchen has Viking Appliances, a working sink to the view and eat-in area with view and access to a porch. Also on the main level is the master bedroom and bath with steam shower, whirlpool bath and access to the porch.
The lower level has radiant heat under the porcelain floors. There are two en-suite bedrooms and a large family room with a stone fireplace all with access to the patio and views.
At the top of the stairs on the second floor is a balcony overlooking the foyer. The second floor has a large office (could be a fourth bedroom), a studio (could be a fifth bedroom) and a large walk-in attic.
The 16-acre property is beautifully landscaped using native species and stones from the property. Two natural springs are the water source for the outdoor water spigots. Chemicals have not been used on the lawn. There are several dramatic glacial erratics on the property. There are acres of forest up hill behind the house with a walking trail to a vernal pool and stream. The setting is remarkably peaceful.
Also on the property is a charming c. 1930 guest cottage with stone fireplace and a three-bay garage barn with second floor ready to finish. 3 miles to shopping in Great Barrington.
High speed internet, cell service and cable TV are available. 300 amp electric service. The septic system is designed for 5-bedrooms. The tank is on the lower terrace level and the field is in back of the barn. Cottage has its own septic. The driveway extends to the back door.
- Taxes 0
- Bedrooms 4
- Square Ft living 5,000
- Homeowners' Association Fee 0
- Acres 16.06