Lenox, MA - $6,900,000Listed by Suzanne Crerar
This spectacular estate sits on more than 12 acres within walking distance of the village of Lenox. Designed by noted Boston architects, Rotch and Tilden, this c.1890 home was built by the most exceptional craftsmen of the day. A careful renovation in 2003 retained most historic features, restored others and respectfully transformed this historic home. The addition of an authentic English conservatory overlooking the formal gardens is a year 'round delight.
The property consists of the gracious Colonial Revival Berkshire cottage main house, a large, renovated carriage barn with guest quarters, and an elegant pool and pavilion.
The first floor of the main house has a grand entrance hall with a sweeping semi-circle staircase. The formal living room with a fireplace flanked by arched niches and built-ins can be closed with pocket doors or left open to combine with the large dining room, also with fireplace, for unparalleled entertaining. The large kitchen has every imaginable convenience including a pizza oven and a full grill. A breakfast area and comfortable sitting area adjoin the kitchen.
The authentic conservatory, built in England and reassembled on site, is accessible from both the dining room and the kitchen. It has morning and afternoon sun and brings the outdoors in no matter the season.
The second floor houses two extraordinary bedroom suites including the spa inspired master bedroom suite. The third floor has four delightfully colorful bedrooms and a fully outfitted computer / media room.
The guest house fully completes this remarkable home. The large game / entertainment room (with wet bar) is a perfect informal gathering space for everyone. Guests can stay in one of the 4 bedrooms when the festivities are complete.
|Square Footage: 6,037|
|Year Built: 1880|
|Heating: Propane HW|
|Cooling: Central AC|
|Electric: 400 amp|
|Garage: 2 car, Detached|