Richmond, MA - $2,195,000Listed by Suzanne Crerar
Secret Knoll is a stunning 25-acre property with unique beauty, privacy and proximity to the Berkshire cultural and recreational venues. It is adjacent to the protected lands and miles of hiking trails of Yokun Ridge and the Lenox Watershed. A gentle groomed driveway leads to the spectacular home site with views to the South and Southwest. The 4,500 square foot western red cedar log house is set among some of the most beautiful landscaping in the Berkshires.
There are two acres of lawn and garden protected by deer fence with four additional acres of lawn, orchard and field, and 19 acres of mixed woodland. 1,100 feet of Mountain Brook frontage forms one of the property’s boundaries. The landscaping is extensive and much sought after for garden tours. There are rock gardens, wildflower gardens, perennial beds, ornamental trees and shrubs and a crabapple orchard. The landscaping around the freeform in-ground swimming pool is glorious. Wonderful walking trails network through the property.
The handsome log house has an open floor plan with wide plank white pine flooring and beamed and cathedral ceilings in every room the second floor. The living room has a stone fireplace. The dining area opens to the kitchen with custom red birch cabinetry. The spacious screen porch looks out to the view and the gorgeous landscaping of the pool area. There is a first floor master with a sun room, propane fired wood stove, hot tub and access to a deck. The second floor has three bedrooms, two baths, and an office with its own deck looking out over the grounds and toward the view. There is stone hearth and propane fired wood stove in the office. The lower level has an exercise room and shelved storage rooms.
The wood fired sauna is serenely set by a bend in the Mountain Brook. Visitors will not want to leave the special guest house nestled in the wooded landscape with front porch, small kitchen and private bath. In addition to the attached 2-car garage there is a two-story barn with loft, a garden house and a firewood storage shed.
This is a rare property and a very unique and special opportunity.
|Square Footage: 4,562|
|Year Built: 1991|
|Heating: HWBB, oil|
|Electric: 400 amp|
|Garage: 2 car, attached|
|Fireplace(s): 1 stone, 2 gas|