1870 Meets 2019
This charming antique in the desirable hamlet of Taconic was completely renovated from the ground up in 2005 and recently refreshed with a new chimney and new masterbath. Enter through the inviting side door into a “country house” mudroom with plenty of storage for coats, hats, and boots. Pop your mittens on top of the large vintage radiator and keep them warm for tomorrow. Mudroom leads to an open kitchen, dining and sitting room graced by a bank of large sunlit windows overlooking treed backyard. The kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with six-burner Capital gas range and chic Northland refrigerator/freezer. A 7x4 granite island holds the farmhouse porcelain sink and the Fisher Paykel dishwasher. A generous pantry tucked into one end of the kitchen has plenty of storage for drygoods and appliences. The wooden floors on the ground floor are all new and have been bleached and stained white adding a light, modern touch.
Just past the kitchen, you will find a gracious living room with three walls of sunlight as well as a doorway to the side yard and patio with the former “ice house” for Twin Lakes. Continue down a short hallway to the cozy library/den with woodburning fireplace and windows on two sides. Staircase off the hallway leads to the bright second floor and two bedrooms. Floors on this level are the original wide plank pine floors with a soft honey patina. The ensuite master-bedroom to your left boasts the newly renovated master bath with a tub/shower encased in a paneled niche with a swivel glass door for easy entry, and a modern sink/vanity. Across the hall is a generously sized second bedroom with large french doors leading onto the second floor balcony. The third floor has two charming attic bedrooms.
Upon exiting through the first floor living room, you’ll find the “ice house” that has been delightfully converted into a Swedish Summer house, a lovely screened room for summer entertaining and relaxing.
There is a two storey barn with room for one or two cars and all of your country-living storage needs. The landscape consists of many mature trees, a delightful cottage garden, other perenial beds and a fenced in formal cutting garden. A privet hedge in front of the house offers another layer of privacy.
The house is in the sought after Taconic area, close to the Appalachian Trail for hiking and cross-country skiing, the Twin Lakes for sailing, water skiing and tennis at the Twin Lakes Beach Clup, as well as many fine resturants and galleries. Nearby Great Barrington and the Berkshires provide a myriad of cultural attractions and fine dining opportunities. And, of course, there is near-by Tangelwood, our jewel in the crown of this rich, beautiful area.