On the Market: A Playhouse in the Berkshires
850 Summer Street #M9, Lee
Size: 6,533 square feet
George Westinghouse was a pioneer in the electrical industry, so it’s no surprise that the buildings on his former estate in the Berkshires once made up the largest private installation of incandescent light fixtures. Today, one of the estate’s most unique structures, complete with original fixtures, could be yours to live in.
When Westinghouse built his estate—called Erskine Park—he erected a theater specially for his son, George Westinghouse Jr. It was named the Playhouse, and offered more than 6,000 square feet of space for fostering creativity. The building was a crowning example of modern architecture when it was built in 1880, and now, after a grand renovation, the condo strikes a balance between historical and modern charm. Upon entering, guests are greeted with soaring cathedral ceilings that show off original wooden support systems. An ultra-modern kitchen overlooks a bucolic landscape, and upstairs, an airy master loft comes with a soaking tub. On the lower level, there’s enough space for a game room, a guest suite, and a yoga studio.
For information, contact Billy Keane, Jan Perry Realty & Associates, 413-770-7195, theberkshireplayhouse.com.
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