On the Market: A Berkshires Beauty with Mountain Views and Gorgeous Gardens

People flock to this area in the fall to enjoy the colorful foliage, but you can enjoy it right from the glass porch on this 1900 Stockbridge home.

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17 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge
Price: $4,850,000
Size: 4,830 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 partial

Do you like to spend your weekends visiting art museums or enjoying music at the symphony? How about taking winding, uphill hikes that end with gorgeous mountaintop views? Any true connoisseur knows the place that combines the best of both worlds is the Berkshires. And this Stockbridge home lands you right in the middle of the action.

This property has a history just as storied as the region where it resides. Built in 1900, the home is rumored to be the first of many “large cottages” in the Prospect Hill neighborhood. But its roots go even deeper, as evidenced by the 1823 cornerstone that’s still part of the building. Over the years, the house has undergone a number of renovations that have left it with three floors of open living space while maintaining distinct details from the time period when it was first built. The home boasts four marble fireplaces, antique woodwork, and a widow’s walk, in addition to multi-functional spaces many modern homeowners need. In addition to four bedrooms, this house also has a large game room on the third floor.

From the inside, you can enjoy views of the carefully cultivated outdoor space surrounding this home. Bordered by trees and mountains, the home provides unfettered access to the region’s most coveted views, especially when the leaves change color in the fall. A three-sided glass porch off the house overlooks your own walled-in sunken garden. The house itself comes with 15 acres of land, anchored by a 200-year-old copper beech tree, which means there’s ample opportunity to expand your outdoor living. Build out the gardens, set up some Adirondack chairs for sitting in while stargazing, or even bring in horses, which is permitted on this property. The possibilities are open in this gem of a home.

For more information, contact Martha Piper, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.

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