The Shire Group

The Shire Group

Real Estate Professional

Great Barrington

306 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Lenox

34 Church Street
Lenox, MA 01240

The Shire Group/ William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

The Shire Group comprises full-time professional realtors whose goal is simple: to provide our buyers and sellers with the best client service in the business. Distinctive service is the key to success, so we listen carefully to our clients and work passionately and tirelessly to surpass their expectations. With significant real estate experience and relevant backgrounds in other fields, we provide the expertise and the dedication to achieve flawless transactions. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty offers unparalleled tools for assisting buyers and for presenting our sellers’ properties to their best advantage: we delight in using those tools. Whether it’s a small bit of land with a view, a cottage in the woods or on a lake, a neighborhood home, or a significant estate, luxury really does come in every price range. Let us help you achieve your real estate dreams.

What does “distinctive service” mean? It means that we:

 Make ourselves available to you, if not 24/7, then darn close to it,

 Communicate clearly and often,

 Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards,

 Represent you effectively,

 Are proactive in anticipating and meeting your needs as a client,

 Make the extra effort for you that earns your trust and respect,

 Treat you as we would want to be treated if we were the client.

About The Shire

Are we Lord of the Rings aficionados? Not as avid as some, but we do think Tolkien was onto something. His Shire, like our Berkshires, is a verdant countryside, a place of rolling fields, light-dappled woods, gentle hills, old mountains, myriad streams, rivers and lakes. When you are out in the larger world, this is a place you want to return to, time and time again. Where you live is more than just the location of your home – it’s where you choose to experience life, pursue inspiration, and connect with your passions. Whether you become a full-time resident or a second-home owner in the Berkshires, this is where your heart will reside.

About Us

Gladys Montgomery: A realtor for 11 years, Gladys is consistently one of the company’s top producers. Formerly an award-winning writer and editor specializing in architecture and design, Gladys has authored three books about historic buildings and is an expert in antique homes; she has styled, supervised...

The Shire Group comprises full-time professional realtors whose goal is simple: to provide our buyers and sellers with the best client service in the business. Distinctive service is the key to success, so we listen carefully to our clients and work passionately and tirelessly to surpass their expectations. With significant real estate experience and relevant backgrounds in other fields, we provide the expertise and the dedication to achieve flawless transactions. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty offers unparalleled tools for assisting buyers and for presenting our sellers’ properties to their best advantage: we delight in using those tools. Whether it’s a small bit of land with a view, a cottage in the woods or on a lake, a neighborhood home, or a significant estate, luxury really does come in every price range. Let us help you achieve your real estate dreams.

What does “distinctive service” mean? It means that we:

 Make ourselves available to you, if not 24/7, then darn close to it,

 Communicate clearly and often,

 Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards,

 Represent you effectively,

 Are proactive in anticipating and meeting your needs as a client,

 Make the extra effort for you that earns your trust and respect,

 Treat you as we would want to be treated if we were the client.

About The Shire

Are we Lord of the Rings aficionados? Not as avid as some, but we do think Tolkien was onto something. His Shire, like our Berkshires, is a verdant countryside, a place of rolling fields, light-dappled woods, gentle hills, old mountains, myriad streams, rivers and lakes. When you are out in the larger world, this is a place you want to return to, time and time again. Where you live is more than just the location of your home – it’s where you choose to experience life, pursue inspiration, and connect with your passions. Whether you become a full-time resident or a second-home owner in the Berkshires, this is where your heart will reside.

About Us

Gladys Montgomery: A realtor for 11 years, Gladys is consistently one of the company’s top producers. Formerly an award-winning writer and editor specializing in architecture and design, Gladys has authored three books about historic buildings and is an expert in antique homes; she has styled, supervised photo sessions, and penned some 250 feature articles for national and regional magazines; and she was founding editor of Berkshire Living Home + Garden. She also worked as a marketing professional, with a forté in strategic, creative marketing. A graduate of Syracuse University, Gladys grew up on Long Island; has lived in Washington, D.C., Manhattan, and the Boston area; and was an expatriate in Japan and Southeast Asia for eight years. Having chosen to live in the Berkshires because of its lifestyle advantages, she loves helping others make successful transitions here. She is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Maggie Barry: A native of the Berkshires and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in business administration, Maggie has worked in architectural offices and with builders, has lived in Italy and Spain, and is a small-business owner as a principal in the Lake House Inn in Lee, Massachusetts. Having earned her Massachusetts real estate license in 2014, she is a million-dollar producer, who possesses a strong work ethic, works effectively with sellers and buyers, understands strategic marketing on social media, and delights in introducing newcomers to this area.

Leslie Chesloff: After a successful 35-year career as a television executive, Leslie relocated to Great Barrington full-time three years ago and became a licensed real estate agent. She has quickly become one of the top producing agents in Berkshire County.  Having gone through the construction process many times, Leslie has recently built her second home in the Berkshires. Having also built three homes in Boston, Philadelphia and Short Hills NJ, she loves to help clients with interior design and the building process, as well as give recommendations for everything from the best painter to the best restaurant.

Leslie is happy to show you around the Berkshires and share all of her favorite things.

The Berkshires:

If you’d like to know more about the area, please request The Shire Group’s Berkshire LifeStyle Guide.

The Shire Group comprises full-time professional realtors whose goal is simple: to provide our buyers and sellers with the best client service in the business. Distinctive service is the key to success, so we listen carefully to our clients and work passionately and tirelessly to surpass their expectations. With significant real estate experience and relevant backgrounds in other fields, we provide the expertise and the dedication to achieve flawless transactions. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty offers unparalleled tools for assisting buyers and for presenting our sellers’ properties to their best advantage: we delight in using those tools. Whether it’s a small bit of land with a view, a cottage in the woods or on a lake, a neighborhood home, or a significant estate, luxury really does come in every price range. Let us help you achieve your real estate dreams.

What does “distinctive service” mean? It means that we:

 Make ourselves available to you, if not 24/7, then darn close to it,

 Communicate clearly and often,

 Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards,

 Represent you effectively,

 Are proactive in anticipating and meeting your needs as a client,

 Make the extra effort for you that earns your trust and respect,

 Treat you as we would want to be treated if we were the client.

About The Shire

Are we Lord of the Rings aficionados? Not as avid as some, but we do think Tolkien was onto something. His Shire, like our Berkshires, is a verdant countryside, a place of rolling fields, light-dappled woods, gentle hills, old mountains, myriad streams, rivers and lakes. When you are out in the larger world, this is a place you want to return to, time and time again. Where you live is more than just the location of your home – it’s where you choose to experience life, pursue inspiration, and connect with your passions. Whether you become a full-time resident or a second-home owner in the Berkshires, this is where your heart will reside.

About Us

Gladys Montgomery: A realtor for 11 years, Gladys is consistently one of the company’s top producers. Formerly an award-winning writer and editor specializing in architecture and design, Gladys has authored three books about historic buildings and is an expert in antique homes; she has styled, supervised photo sessions, and penned some 250 feature articles for national and regional magazines; and she was founding editor of Berkshire Living Home + Garden. She also worked as a marketing professional, with a forté in strategic, creative marketing. A graduate of Syracuse University, Gladys grew up on Long Island; has lived in Washington, D.C., Manhattan, and the Boston area; and was an expatriate in Japan and Southeast Asia for eight years. Having chosen to live in the Berkshires because of its lifestyle advantages, she loves helping others make successful transitions here. She is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Maggie Barry: A native of the Berkshires and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in business administration, Maggie has worked in architectural offices and with builders, has lived in Italy and Spain, and is a small-business owner as a principal in the Lake House Inn in Lee, Massachusetts. Having earned her Massachusetts real estate license in 2014, she is a million-dollar producer, who possesses a strong work ethic, works effectively with sellers and buyers, understands strategic marketing on social media, and delights in introducing newcomers to this area.

Leslie Chesloff: After a successful 35-year career as a television executive, Leslie relocated to Great Barrington full-time three years ago and became a licensed real estate agent. She has quickly become one of the top producing agents in Berkshire County.  Having gone through the construction process many times, Leslie has recently built her second home in the Berkshires. Having also built three homes in Boston, Philadelphia and Short Hills NJ, she loves to help clients with interior design and the building process, as well as give recommendations for everything from the best painter to the best restaurant.

Leslie is happy to show you around the Berkshires and share all of her favorite things.

The Berkshires:

If you’d like to know more about the area, please request The Shire Group’s Berkshire LifeStyle Guide.

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Our Listings

104 Interlaken Rd $4,000,000 link

104 Interlaken Rd

Stockbridge, MA 01262 | Berkshire County
$4,000,000
5 Beds 4/1 Baths 4,200 Sqft 4.92 Acres

Tranquility reigns in this stunning setting on Stockbridge Bowl, where a spectacular, modern lakefront retreat, designed by award-winning architect R.J. McDonald for himself, affords...

5
bed
4/1
bath
4,200
sqft

Our Sales

236 Bulkley St $1,446,000 link

236 Bulkley St

Williamstown, MA 01267 | Berkshire County
$1,446,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 4,990 Sqft 42.5 Acres

Designed by legendary Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer, this Mid-Century Modern masterpiece is a rare, iconic work of art. Exemplifying the luxury of great modern design are Breuer's...

3
bed
4
bath
4,990
sqft
1560 Pleasant St $1,000,000 link

1560 Pleasant St

Lee, MA 01238 | Berkshire County
$1,000,000
10 Beds 10/1 Baths 6,052 Sqft 2.5 Acres

Seeking a terrific business and lifestyle opportunity? Look no further than the Federal House Inn, an elegant 1824 mansion, convenient to year-round cultural, recreational, and...

10
bed
10/1
bath
6,052
sqft
36 Bentrup Ct $800,000 link

36 Bentrup Ct

Lenox, MA 01240 | Berkshire County
$800,000
6 Beds 4/1 Baths 3,856 Sqft 0.69 Acres

Move right in and enjoy all the Berkshires have to offer in this fabulous home, in a centrally located Lenox neighborhood close to cultural & outdoor activities. At the end...

6
bed
4/1
bath
3,856
sqft