This house....this VIEW! Let's start there; a tri-state view in one long glorious glance, with rolling, verdant Berkshire valleys surrounding sparkling Lake Garfield in the foreground with the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut framing one side and the distant, dreaming ridgeline of the Catskill Mountains....it's a view everyone remembers. It's a house built for welcome; grand windows embrace the pristine light, spilling it inward along shining Washington State Pine floors and filling every corner with the day's progression from fabulous sunrise through even-more-fabulous sunset. With its open, generous, modern lines, it's a house built to understand beauty; the breathtaking picture windows of the grand hall, which beckon the eye toward the unbroken majesty of lake, forest, and peaceful mountains beyond, give way easily to the more cozy pleasures of a warm and welcoming kitchen, a restful den, a spacious screened porch for the long summer days, and two handcrafted Monterey Masonry fireplaces to warm those returning home on crisp winter nights.
It's an entertainer's dream of a home, where happy guests can sip drinks on the expansive sweep of the main deck, chat intimately on their choice of porches, or even take a moment alone to enjoy the airy upstairs library with its view of the distant hills below.
This is a kitchen equal to any task, with two ovens (and two more just downstairs!), ample cabinets, a restaurant-quality kitchen aid cooktop, and a marble island around which friends and family will enjoy both sunny mornings and hushed country evenings filled with countless stars.
Upstairs, two guest bedrooms share a full bath, while the primary suite offers a perfectly secluded bedroom, a walk-in closet with an attic extension, and a luxurious bath/sauna/jacuzzi with a spectacular panorama from the top of Mount Hunger.
Downstairs there's a large open 'family/gaming room' with its own deck access, two home office options, another full bath (making four-there's another on the main level conveniently near the foyer), and plentiful storage, including numerous large closets culminating in a walk-in, off-season wardrobe.
There's so much more! The comfortable guest studio with its lovely separate entry and private deck, over a deep two-car garage; the graceful driveway, opening the view as one crests the mountain and glides down toward home; the deep woods of Mount Hunger, laced with walking paths in the 300 acre Land Trust forest directly across the way with ancient stone walls. Also, there is the charming village of Monterey itself, with its friendly local beach at Lake Garfield and easy access to every Berkshire treasure along bucolic rural roads.
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