A historic Colonial home with impeccable designs both inside and out and a notable storied past is now for sale in the town of Sheffield, MA, a charming town located in the beautiful Berkshires. Built in 1785, the residence, known as Bull Hill Farm, is best known for its brilliant garden by renowned landscape designer Nancy McCabe and its impressive interiors by renowned interior designer Samuel Botero. The extraordinary New England property is offered at $2,750,000 and represented by Great Barrington agent Dan Alden.
The Anglo Indian-style garden, the centerpiece of the property, is highlighted by a mahogany chicken coop, dove aviary and spa by Michael Trapp, made from an antique English fountain. The landscaping also includes an animal pasture and stone livestock shed, apple orchard and pond with woodland path. The work of garden designer Nancy McCabe has been featured in such prestigious publications as Architectural Digest, House and Garden, House Beautiful and Elle Décor, among others. McCabe is also noted for having completed garden work for respected interior designer Bunny Williams, who has been named among Architectural Digest’s AD100.
Another member of the AD100, New York City-based designer Samuel Botero handled the interiors of the property. Materials and fixtures include Ann Sacks bathroom fixtures and stone floors, with each stone marked with its age from Israel, Michael Trapp antique hardware and garden elements, Herbeau copper sinks, and fully or partially restored Bendheim glass.
The home boasts an extensive history, originally built in 1785 for Jane Ashley, daughter of Colonel John Ashley, and her husband, John Bull. (Colonel Ashley’s own home is now a museum with important historic ties to the Revolutionary War.) The home also features a circa-1880 front Federal addition, and the property additionally includes a Civil War-era barn that has been restored as an entertaining and guest space with an intimate sleeping loft, kitchen, and stone loggia with fireplace and patio.
The home has three bedrooms and two baths in total, as well as a breakfast room with garden views, two formal parlors, a family room with fireplace and taproom, and original wide-board floors and high ceilings throughout.
“This house is an exemplary blend of true Colonial and Federal design elements, fully renovated and updated with a meticulous eye for detail and with a refined yet whimsical style,” said Alden. “The property’s garden is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen in our market area, blending classic European elements with a Zen-like Eastern influence. It is a privilege to represent this stunning property for sale.”
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