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Chic and Modern from 'Country Living' Magazine

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wide open floorplan with midcentury collectible furnishings

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Great Barrington house description

AS FEATURED IN FEB 2013 COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE!
Sleek as a sailboat, with wide 70' decks in front and back, “Brook Haus” sits at the edge of a whitewater stretch of the Umpachene River, 5 minutes from secluded Umpachene Falls. The site offers complete privacy, with a long winding drive leading through towering pines to a parklike setting - a big, sunny south-facing clearing with distant field and river views.

This dazzling 3BR/3BA home is the latest effort from Hauswork Home Design, done in the style of a Scandinavian summer retreat, with long wraparound decks, expansive open-plan rooms clad in warm white wood, soaring fieldstone fireplace and gourmet kitchen. The property features over 1000' of river frontage, a one-acre hayfield, rolling lawns, and park-like grounds.

Inside, sunlight splashes everywhere through 80-foot banks of architectural glass. The island kitchen is a cook’s dream, featuring top-of-the-line everything: 8-burner Viking range, Sub-Zero fridge, Miele d/w, Bulthaup cabinetry. Gorgeous English elm countertops and stainless Kohler sinks; espresso bar and recycling center. A pair of master bedrooms both function as suites, with king beds. The third bedroom is a flexible suite with king or two XL twins.

All finishes are hotel-quality and new. The dining room features an iconic white-marble Saarinen table with collectible “Gaudi” armchairs, plus a mix of mid-century touches and the latest lighting/accessories. Textures run to imported French linen, high-thread count sheets, 800-gram Egyptian-cotton toweling.

Amenities include jetted jacuzzi tub, oversize steam shower, wood-fired hot tub (riverside!) not one but two incredible hammocks (also riverside) and assorted picnic tables, lounge and Adirondack chairs. The stream runs cold and clear year-round, with multiple spots for swimming or wading. There is a park at Umpachene Falls with swimming hole and waterfall within 5 mins. walking distance.

Brook Haus sleeps 6 in beds, plus room for the occasional overnight visitor on one of three couches. Activities include swimming, hiking, fishing, XC skiing and canyoning. Spectacular Umpachene Falls is just a 1/2-mile stroll down the river. Three minutes away the Southfield Store is a destination restaurant; Ski Butternut is ten minutes away via country road. Great Barrington, recently named #1 Small Town in America by Smithsonian Magazine, is an 15 easy minutes through gorgeous farm-and-country scenery. Tanglewood, shopping and museums are easy striking distance.


Keywords: Waterfront, Spacious, Gourmet kitchen, fireplace, decorator, Light, Airy, Decks, Sunny

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Den

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          • King size beds (2) Two kings, one California and one Eastern king, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Twin XL beds can make up to a king, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) sleeping loft...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Stream for Swimming, Wood-Fired Outdoor Hot Tub, 1/2 Mile from Spectacular Water Falls with Swimming...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                Hudreds of CD's with custom home theater system...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                42" flat screen DISH/DVD/DVR Home theater sound system...moreless

              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Waterfront:

                    Secluded setting on Umpachene River .5 miles from massive Umpachene Falls...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Ceiling fans...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    massive freestanding fieldstone fireplace...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Complete gourmet kitchen with all appliances and equipment...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Miele high-end...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    48" Viking professional range with 6 burners/ griddle prep and main sink, high-end Bulthaup cabinets and SubZero fridge...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Sweeping wraparound decks on S, W and N of house...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Jetted Tub
                   

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                  fall/winter
                  Sep 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
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                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Location

                  Close to Tanglewood, the Berkshires offer famiy skiing, pristine trout streams, cool summer weather, lakefront recreation, with extensive gourmet food-shopping and destination restaurants nearby. Nearest cappuccino to the house is 3 mins.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: Bobby Houston is a documentary filmmaker with an Oscar on the bookshelf - who now makes his home and community in the Berkshires. Together with partner Eric Shamie, they have an elite list of the best rentals available in the area - BrookHaus, Borderline Farm, and BrownHaus.

                  Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington:
                  Possibly the grooviest country house in the Berkshires.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Total privacy and deep seclusion in the forest, on the river, in the sun - yet minutes away from Southfield Store, gourmet meals, and the activities of Gt Barrington.


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                  • wide open floorplan with midcentury collectible furnishings

                    wide open floorplan with midcentury collectible furnishings

                  • A sleek, sunny modern cabin on a river with privacy,  decks, views and a hot tub

                    A sleek, sunny modern cabin on a river with privacy, decks, views and a hot tub

                  • Wood Paneled Dining Room Looking Toward Living Area

                    Wood Paneled Dining Room Looking Toward Living Area

                  • Den with fieldstone fireplace.

                    Den with fieldstone fireplace.

                  • Stainless prep and main sink,  Miele D/W,  pull-out pantry and Creuset cookware

                    Stainless prep and main sink, Miele D/W, pull-out pantry and Creuset cookware

                  • Two XL twin beds can make up to a king;  down comforters

                    Two XL twin beds can make up to a king; down comforters

                  • Designer furnishings featured in "Country Living" magazine:  Thonet B2 chair

                    Designer furnishings featured in "Country Living" magazine: Thonet B2 chair

                  • Wraparound bookshelves and with three desk/work stations

                    Wraparound bookshelves and with three desk/work stations

                  • Outdoor fireplace and double lounge

                    Outdoor fireplace and double lounge

                  • Front and back decks run the entire length of house

                    Front and back decks run the entire length of house

                  • Top of the line kitchen with 48' viking, subZero,  and Bulthaup cabinets

                    Top of the line kitchen with 48' viking, subZero, and Bulthaup cabinets

                  • Espresso machine plus all appliances and stocked pantry

                    Espresso machine plus all appliances and stocked pantry

                  • Hotel quality beds,  mattresses,  600 thread count linens,  down duvets

                    Hotel quality beds, mattresses, 600 thread count linens, down duvets

                  • Master Suite  (Cal King) with double walk-in closets, windowseat onto river

                    Master Suite (Cal King) with double walk-in closets, windowseat onto river

                  • Modern master bath with double sinks and spa-size steam shower

                    Modern master bath with double sinks and spa-size steam shower

                  • Umpachene River is a pristine trout stream; the  Falls is .5 mi downstream

                    Umpachene River is a pristine trout stream; the Falls is .5 mi downstream

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $500 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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