Set apart by its scope, beauty, and privacy, this extraordinary property stretches across 350± acres of idyllic countryside in the famed Berkshire Hills, presiding over a mountaintop realm in the midst of vast rolling woodlands and open meadows which provide the setting for its various residences and comprehensive equestrian facilities. This one-of-a-kind country estate creates a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy the relaxation and sporting life of this worlds-away natural paradise, glorious in every New England season, also offering an excellent opportunity for potential subdivision or expansion on numerous sites of the acreage. Winding its way through the sylvan landscape, highlighted by a tranquil pond, a mile-long drive arrives at the mountaintop main residence, designed by noted architect Milton Klein as a striking modern adaptation of the traditional farmhouse. Beautiful terraces and gardens, a naturalistic pool with waterfalls and cabana, and a tennis court are featured on the gorgeous park-like grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Armand Benedek, who collaborated on the gardens at Kykuit, the Rockefeller family’s Hudson River Valley estate. From outdoors and inside the home, with its generous spans of glass, breathtaking long-range vistas unfold in all directions, reaching Great Barrington to the east, Mount Washington to the south, and west to the Taconic Mountains of New York State. As the home’s inviting centerpiece, the vaulted living room brings the outdoors in through window walls on three sides and is anchored by a fossil stone fireplace. Fine wood and stone finishes are used throughout the 11,000±-square-foot interiors which include five bedrooms and five and a-half baths. There is also a vaulted dining room, kitchen/family room, conservatory/sun room, den, game room, and fitness room. Placed in a private wing away from the other bedrooms, the large master suite is complete with two marble baths, a mahogany library, and an office/library. Another office is off the five-bay garage. Encompassing the estate’s equestrian facilities, the 65± acres of The Paddocks are nestled below the main residence and also provide the setting for The Lodge, a sun-filled contemporary farmhouse overlooking the picturesque brook-fed pond, a habitat for abundant wildlife. Designed in harmony with the natural surroundings – tucked among towering pines – and opening to a pond-side deck, this airy 2,700±-square-foot residence has five bedrooms and three and a-half baths, and features a vaulted living room with fireplace and open dining room, a kitchen/family room, den, and sitting room. There are also two antique cottages on the grounds, one perfect for a studio, and the other with 18th-century exposed beams and stone fireplace. These are accessed by a separate driveway. The property’s expandable 11-stall stable with tack room is attached to a large indoor riding arena, which is seen from the upper viewing room with wet bar. Across the stable yard is a utility barn with caretaker’s apartment. The fenced paddocks are accompanied by a polo practice field which could also serve as a helipad. Another expanse of this sophisticated estate’s peacefully secluded countryside sweeps across 117± acres where spectacular easterly and southerly vistas take in several distant lakes. Laced with stone walls, riding/hiking trails, and a stream, the acreage also has a potential pond site. Comprised of three parcels, each with road frontage, served by a shared roughed-in drive, this large land holding offers various possibilities to create multiple estates or one large estate
Completing the estate compound, the Oxbow Cottage sits off a desirable, quiet road on approximately one-acre grounds highlighted by another pastoral stream and wildlife pond. Opening to a deck that overlooks the pond, this tastefully updated retreat provides a single-story layout with vaulted living room, open kitchen, two bedrooms, and bath. A Berkshire estate beyond compare, this rare property offers the ultimate privacy in historic Egremont, a classic New England country village only about five minutes from Great Barrington – home to a private airport – and about a two-hour drive from both New York City and Boston. Within close proximity are the myriad attractions that make the Berkshire region a world-class cultural center, including Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, Norman Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Company, and the estate museums of Chesterwood, The Mount, and Naumkeag. Adding to its appeal, the region is also acclaimed as
a four-season sporting destination with activities ranging from downhill and cross-country skiing to golf, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting.