On the Market: An Art-Filled Escape Right by Tanglewood
Once a barn in the Berkshires, this sprawling home boasts a pool complex, guest house, and more.
119 Under Mountain Road, Lenox
Size: 3,803 square feet
A house like this—layered with historic details and added to over time—is a work of art. No wonder it boasts connections to famed artists, including the music-makers at nearby Tanglewood.
Originally built in 1830, you’ll find this artful escape tucked on a sprawling patch of pastoral paradise in the Berkshires. Once a farmhouse, previous owners have melded its historic nature with bold re-imaginings, including adding a new wing with a music room, state-of-the-art kitchen, light-drenched solariums with walls of windows, and other masterpieces. All throughout the home you’ll find vibrant ceramic installations by famed artist Phillip Maberry, who was tasked to bring his bold touches by the home’s previous owners. It’s no wonder that visiting musicians from Tanglewood have stayed in the guest house for years, looking to soak up the artful atmosphere. And to have a soak in the mammoth pool and spa complex that’s fringed by landscaped greenery.
The past perfection of the older wing includes a formal dining room where meal-time conversations about the great masters flow into the parlor, and an inviting guest suite. Meanwhile, in the second floor of the new wing, the masterpiece of the main bedroom suite opens to a breathtaking solarium that offers views of the rolling grounds. The adjoining main bathroom is a canvas for more bold works by Maberry, including a shower alcove that’s awash in vibrant colors. Four bedrooms, including another suite with a fireplace, round out the second floor of the newer wing.
Other frills include vaulted ceilings throughout, with generous walk-in closets, fireplaces, and brick walkways that meander through the property. The 3,200 square-foot barn-like guest house boasts a show-stopping cone-shaped window that floods the gathering spaces with light. Here, guests can gather for salons about great works of art before hitting the sauna and retiring to the three guest bedrooms.
For information, contact Martha Piper, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.
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