Luxurious 4000 sq. ft. home: 5 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, in-ground gunite (20×50) heated pool, well-appointed pool house, wraparound front porches, large back deck, fully air conditioned, cable television, indoor/outdoor sound system and high speed internet – sleeps 8+.
Conveniently located in the desirable Castle Hill neighborhood in Great Barrington, the house is within walking distance to town and the local Farmer’s Market. The bright kitchen is stocked with every gadget you might need to prepare a delicious meal inside or out. There are two gas grills – one on the front porch, easily accessible to the kitchen and one at the pool house.
Step inside and you are greeted by a large open foyer with sweeping stairs. The floor plan is open, with one room leading you easily into the next. The living room, which opens to the dining room, kitchen and large entry foyer, has a wood-burning fireplace, comfy furniture, and easy access to the front porches and grill. The large dining room table comfortably seats 8+ guests. Just off the dining room there is an expansive craftsman-style great room with large skylights and sectional couches that make this room a great place in which to relax. The great room has cable television/DVD, a stereo system, iPod dock, and an upright piano. Privatley tucked behind the great room, is a large ground floor master bedroom with a queen size bed, closets, and a full bath with tub and shower. The great room can be closed off to make a private master suite! Two separate entrances – one with French doors – lead you out to the back deck with outdoor dining table with an umbrella and an 8-person hot tub (seasonal-use only).
The second floor hosts the grand master king bedroom suite with luxurious tub and separate shower. The master suite has a stereo system all it’s own, office space with writing/laptop desk, cozy sitting area with a pellet stove, and more skylights. Adjoining the master suite there is a private TV room with cable television/DVD, and a full-size couch. There are two more guest bedrooms on the second floor: one with a full bed and another with a twin – each with its own full bathroom. Another guest room, with beautiful bay windows, has a twin trundle bed which also converts to a king bed. Oh. the possibilities!
Outside, in the backyard, there is an unexpected 1.5 acres of play space and beautifully maintained gardens that are home to a children’s play set with swings and a slide, a sandbox, a climbing structure, and a one-of-a-kind play-house. Enjoy the organic vegetable garden – just pick and eat! The over-sized (20×50) in-ground gunite pool has a “gentle on the eyes” salt water chlorinator and heating system. An expansive granite patio, perennial gardens, and a luxurious green lawn surround the pool. On the deck you’ll find an outdoor dining table with umbrella and chairs as well as an array of chaise lounges. The stunning pool house has outdoor musical speakers, plenty of towels, pool toys, an outdoor shower, and a gas grill. In the pool house, you’ll find a separate changing room, and a separate bathroom with a sink and a mini-fridge. The pool area continues to delight in the evening with lighting at the pool house and in the pool. Relax under the shade of the pool house on the roomy mahogany bench with a ceiling fan just above. Here you can take in the stunning mountain and garden views that surround the pool. Behind the pool, you’ll find berry brambles ripe for the picking. Complete this setting with a glimpse of the local Great Barrington cargo train which comes by twice a day. It is a cherished, beloved local favorite! Privacy fences surround the property while the pool and the pool house are enclosed separately for safety. There is ample parking in the circular driveway and a large mudroom helps you come and go with ease. You will find a house well-stocked with books, games, puzzles, a satisfying collection of CDs and DVDs, and plenty of fun things to keep children and adults entertained.
Rates: Available August 2012 only – $20,000 for the month or $5500/week – all-inclusive rates: $3000 refundable security deposit required.