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On the Market: A Berkshires Retreat with a Stargazing Deck and a Guest House

Hop over to MASS MoCA any time from this Florida house.


Photo by Ren Nickson

282 South County Road
Price: $ 1,400,000
Size: 4,076 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3

The doldrums of winter might have you eyeing a relocation to the sunny climes of Florida. If that’s not in the cards, how about a new home in Florida, Massachusetts instead?

Designed by a scientist couple who hail from Europe and built it in 2016, the spacious four bedroom and three bath home boasts a kind of scientific precision coupled with an airy European vibe. Maybe it’s the sleek lines and the angles. Or maybe it’s the building materials of concrete, copper, and wood. Or it could be the copious windows all framed around the stellar views of the grounds that stretch out over 26 acres.

This modern retreat rests by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and nature buffs will want to know that trailheads from the property connect right to Mohawk State Forest. After exploring the grounds, head inside to the main home, where you can defrost by the European woodstove in the spacious living room with its radiant heated floors. The first floor features a mudroom, a library/office with custom shelves, and a guest suite. A unique aspect of the kitchen cuts clutter, too. Tackle the prep work in the scullery kitchen with its long countertop, pantry shelves, and dishwasher, before whipping up meals in the main kitchen. Here, you’ll spot the same details that sing in other areas of the home: copper pipe detailing, luxe cherry wood walls with planks arranged into maze-like patterns, and exposed steel beams.

When it’s time to relax, catch some rays on the first-floor patio and sunroom with its huge windows that overlook the property’s pond. And come evening, head up to the serenity offered by the second floor main suite, with its bathroom, wide closet, and separate sitting area. The sitting area leads out to another huge deck that invites for stargazing with a nightcap before lights-out. With the deck-topped home built into the side of a hill, an upper driveway leads right to the entry of the main suite, meaning after soirees at MASS MoCA, you don’t have the wander the house and can just about drive to your bed.

The guesthouse, meanwhile, is no afterthought, with a great room, bathroom, and a kitchen decked out in similar wood finishes as the main house. At around 1,000 square feet, you can think of it as your own pied-à-terre by the main pad.

For information, contact Gladys Montgomery, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

Photo by Ren Nickson

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