One of the last 19th century Berkshire ''cottages'' on three in-town acres that has been maintained as a single family residence. This Lenox estate is meticulously restored and updated. See More...
Privately sited amid beautifully restored gardens a circular drive meanders to the sumptuous yet understated home. The porte-cochere entrance welcomes family and guest to the expansive entry hall (large enough for a baby grand piano) and anchored by one of the home's 16 fireplaces. The main floor has a gracious flow where the formal dining room and billiard room share equal status, the light-filled living room and library/den are open to one another with the original pocket doors in place to divide...if so desired. Both formal living room and library have massive french doors leading to a large screened outdoor seating area. Incredibly inviting.
The kitchen is the heart of the house these days. The open cook's kitchen with farm table and built-in fireside seating opens seasonally to an outdoor porch area and abuts the mudroom with half bath and original contoured entry door. The "call board" for the servants is still mounted in the mudroom.
The beautifully restored main staircase with massive arched glass windows lead to the second-floor landing with access to five bedrooms and bathrooms, sitting rooms and a central overlook to the first-floor entry with impressive chandelier.
Attached to the house and accessible from the first and second floors of the main house is what is now a caretakers apartment. This space has it own entry/exit and offers additional bedrooms and baths to the main house or alternative use as an office or studio etc. The garage has a generous hip roof, can house four to five cars and appears barn-like from the private swimming pool side of the property.
The basement truly reflects the history of the home. A dumb-waiter that transported wood from the basement to the homes many fireplaces is still intact as is the original "ice room". Although completely updated to meet today's demands one cannot help but wish to travel back in time for a weekend visit circa 1888.
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