Long term rental preferably 1-12 months
This home is uniquely and magnificently furnished by a retired couple that spent 18 years traveling and living abroad. Even local real estate agents have called the house “special”. It has 7,000sf of living space (3 floors) with plenty of places to be together or to be alone (as one so chooses). It is on 9 acres of private wooded land with 3 acres cleared for the home, landscaping and on property golf driving range. There are 12 rooms (5 of which are bedrooms), an attached 2 car garage with private parking for a dozen guest cars.
There is a large heated swimming pool (48’ X 24’) with 9’ depth for a diving board (beautifully lit for night swimming) with a paved stone patio surrounded by a white 4.5’ high safety fence. There is a “Mini Stonehenge” replica (crafted by a local master artisan) with night lights and a fire pit which is used for campfires, toasting marshmallows or roasting hot dogs. There is a new Weber conventional propane gas barbeque on the back patio. There is a spacious and beautiful 3-season patio (L-shaped 45’ X 16’) which can be fully screened or fully storm windowed in literally 2 minutes because we used a brand new system with space age materials. The patio has a table which seats 8 comfortably and can add a 2nd table for children for insect free outside dining while overseeing everything described above during the day or lit up at night
There are 5 new LED flat screen TVs, with Direct TV, a baby grand piano, an antique professional pool table once used by Willie Mosconi (private room), a ping pong table, basketball court, professional elliptical trainer, playroom for kids including kids’ gym equipment, separated room for reading, day dreaming or playing chess and a library/study furnished with a 19th century Spanish lawyer’s desk, cabinet, chairs, etc.
There is a large indoor wood burning stone fireplace in the 2-story high-beamed ceiling “Great Room” and a Napoleon 35,000 BTU Cast Iron propane stove/heater in a “you’ve never seen any private residence furnished so beautifully ” enormous lower level.
There is central A/C, radiant floor heating, propane powered emergency power generator (automatically backs up power failures), a comprehensive A1 security system and pure drinking water from a well on the property.
There are 13 rooms (14 rooms if you count a mud room for dressing/undressing after a day of skiing), 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths “Great Room”, kitchen with a walk in pantry with all modern appliances (eating counter for 4 as well as a separate eating table seating 6) plus a formal dining room which can seat up to 14 people. A caretaker can help you with all things and cleaning arrangements are available with a phone call
All together this home is so large, is landscaped so beautifully (one could even play a softball game on the lawn), is so private (it can’t be seen from any road or by any neighbor) and has so many activities that one could have a wonderful time without ever leaving the property. But if you don’t leave the property you will miss the marvelous neighboring towns of Lenox, Stockbridge, Lee, Great Barrington, Pittsfield, etc. which are only a short 5 – 25 minutes away. That’s where you’ll find almost all of the Berkshire attractions (sightseeing, hiking, biking, swimming, golf, tennis, antiquing, canoeing, snow skiing (Catamount, Butternut, Otis Ridge), museums, art events, theater, horseback riding, snow mobiling, lake Garfield’s sandy beach (with summer life guard), dining and much more. This one of a kind home (in Monterey) is just next to Great Barrington and was selected because it is centrally located, with more upscale homes and more privacy having a population of only 900 compared to Great Barrington's 8,500. There is easy access from New York or Boston which makes this house perfect for short or long term stays: 3 winter ski resorts, Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Norman Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, Hancock Shaker Village, Monument Mountain, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival,
This is the perfect spot for one or more families, a reunion of college friends, informal friendly business meetings, private romantic getaways for one or more couples, etc.+ More