On the Market: A Warm and Modern West Stockbridge Stunner
Minimalism meets mountain views at the site at the site of a former Berkshires camp.
42 Alford Rd., West Stockbridge
Size: 2,825 square feet
Often, modern architecture can take a (Frank Lloyd) Wrong turn, with hard angles that make for a cold, showroom-like abode. But warmth suffuses this minimal masterpiece in West Stockbridge, where light itself is almost an architectural element. Plus, you could spend all day drinking in those mountain views.
Set high in the hills just on the border of Massachusetts and New York, the house is perched on over 18 acres of land. Outside, you might have a hard time deciding where to look: Over the rolling landscape of the former Camp Kingsmont and the mountains beyond, or at the single-level three bedroom and four bath stunner made of Cembrit Patina fiber cement façade boards that seems protected by the neighboring trees.
Inside, the rooms unfold gracefully over one level—a conscious choice for both accessibility and flow—without staircases slicing up the rooms. The black granite entrance ramp leads into the house, where the open kitchen with custom white oak cabinetry and Dornbracht hardware, Corian countertops, and white oak floors transitions seamlessly into the adjoining living and dining rooms. The same materials are used throughout the home for a unified feel, and windows and skylights everywhere create light-drenched spaces.
Get toasty by the Stuv fireplace in the living room, and enjoy dinner parties in the white gallery-like alcove of the dining room, which was perfect for the art collector homeowners. Elsewhere, a screened porch with heaters and fans in the ceiling invites for coffee on even the frostiest winter morning, while an outdoor custom granite grilling area sizzles during summer soirees.
When it’s time to unwind, head to the library with its novel mountain views and custom white oak shelving before you close the book on the day and head to bed. Two bedrooms with their own bathrooms await the guests while you breeze over to the main suite. Before drifting off to sleep, have a soak in the tub in the marble-walled bathroom with its granite floors. Here, in the warmth of this modern masterpiece, there’s not much else you need to do but look up at the stars.
For information, contact Sheila Thunfors, Nikki Carchedi, Stone House Properties, stonehouseproperties.com.
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