The Great Barrington manor also has a heated in-ground pool.
9 Button Down Lane, Great Barrington
Size: 4,100 square feet
Looking for your next chapter? The story of your move into this Great Barrington modern beauty practically writes itself. Frustrated novelist (that’s you) heads out of the city and into the Berkshires. Inspired by the idyllic beauty of the landscape beyond the crisp interiors and angles of this home, our plucky protag pens a taut domestic thriller and then celebrates with a dip in the heated in-ground pool and Jacuzzi once that publishing deal is inked.
The prologue of this future best-seller, though, begins as you wander the nine-acre landscape. From the home’s setting by the Williams River, you can walk the water’s edge and then weave through the pines and river birches that border the four-bed, five-bath abode. In the warmer months, you can enjoy a mid-day break and mull plot points as you backhand on the enormous tennis court.
Inside, warm light is a main character throughout the home, especially the great room where the kitchen, dining room, and living rooms flow together. The kitchen features stainless steel countertops with a granite-topped island, and meals at the adjoining dining area come with a side of river views. The enormous wall of windows bathes the living room in sunlight, with the angled beadboard ceiling preventing the gathering spot from feeling cavernous. The wood fireplace, meanwhile, sets the mood for book club gatherings.
At the other end of the great room awaits inspiration. The current homeowner winterized the glass cube that’s topped off with an angled cedar ceiling, rewriting its past as a porch into its present incarnation as an office. The radiant heat keeps your toes toasty as you gaze out to the snow-blanketed yard beyond. And when you’re ready to close the book on the day, the main suite promises unabridged serenity. Drink in the views that sweep down to the river from your warm seat by the wood fireplace. Then, follow the thread into the dressing room and the bathroom with its two water closets set apart from the main bathing area, where you can soak in the tree-bordered bath. The shower features a glass double-door that leads outside, while a wooden fence maintains your modesty.
Other tales to tell include the three bedrooms and two baths on the second floor, with a lower-level exercise space. A separate structure on the property was once a painting studio where a previous owner made a splash with color. Now a secluded spot with a wood stove, it might just be the perfect place to start plotting your sequel.
For information, contact Patrice Melluzzo, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.
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