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Perfect Berkshires Estate - Gardens, Orchard & Pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Borderline Farm - A very special farmhouse, designed to perfection. Everything is here: fabulous pool, sweeping sunset views, towering stone silo, great-room, gorgeous outdoor spaces and bucolic views. Truly the best of the Berkshires - heavily featured in design magazines and the Rizzoli book "Love Where You Live."

Additional amenities: master suite with spa bath - soaking tub, steam shower, persian carpets. The house is comfortable in all its nooks and crannies - public spaces include five seating areas, a soaring great room with 7' Steinway grand piano, Formal DR for 10, , eat-in gourmet kitchen with marble prep sink and 8-burner Viking stove; yoga studio upstairs in the barn. Grounds include 60' pool with beach entry, multiple dining terraces, grape arbor, vegetable garden and fruit-tree orchard.

Originally built in 1789, Borderline Farm sits in open farm country amid old barns and sweeping hayfields. The house is furnished with coziness, comfort and ease in mind. The style throughout is very plush - oversize down sofas, multiple seating areas, open plan, enormous Rumford fireplaces, well-curated antiques, Venetian plaster walls. Radiant heat and all-new plumbing. A/C in bedroom zones.

The gourmet country kitchen has both a gleaming copper island and a full-size dining table with Windsor chairs and Chippendale sofa seating. Ten windows on three exposures open to north and south terraces and sunset. The appliances are all top-of-the-line: 8-burner Viking range, Sub-Zero fridge, Miele D/W and W/D. Multiple sinks, work stations and espresso bar.

Formal entry, mudroom, ‘day room’, two offices on the ground floor, beamed great room in a soaring antique barn, library/music room. Separate staircases lead to family bedrooms in one wing, guest suite in the other. The master suite opens into a spa-like bath sequence, with 6' Kohler jacuzzi tub, tiled steam shower, double sinks, bidet, plus easy chair and Tibetan wool carpets. Matching walk-in closets open to expansive bedroom, with two seating groups, California king sleigh bed and ten windows on three exposures to sweeping views and western sunsets. Linens, bedding and mattresses throughout the house are hotel-quality. Also upstairs in the family wing, a cozy queen-bed guestroom, second full bath, and central den with flatscreen HD/DVD.

The cathedral guest suite opens to the great room below, with window-seat, chestnut beams, an alcove powder room, two closets and a four-poster queen bed. Finishes are romantic and rustic, with leather and sheepskin upholstery, wing-chair, marble-top tables, Irish pine dresser, pedestal sink.

The swimming pools are a European design, with a spring-fed shallow pool overflowing by waterfall to the 70' in-ground Gunite pool, max depth 10'. The system is maintained without chemicals thanks to the ample daily flow from the crytal-clear Alford aquifer. The pools are framed by dramatic, natural sandstone and marble formations threaded with xeriscape rock garden and fountain grasses. Borderline Farm boasts the first “European” or ‘green’ swimming pool in Berkshire County.

Multiple outdoor spaces are great for dining, conversation, relaxing: the wraparound farmhouse porch, north and south dining terraces, grape arbor with banquet table, ancient stone silo with firepit, barn sequence with upstairs “Summer Bedroom” (queen) plus screened yoga studio. Farther afield, the vegetable garden, stone-fruit orchard, hammock overlook, woods and hayfields.

Borderline Farm is 5 minutes to Simon’s Rock College and world-class Kilpatrick Athletic Center with Olympic pool, indoor track and climbing wall; 7 minutes to Gt Barrington attractions, 8 minutes to Catamount and 10 to Ski Butternut. X-C skiing is out the back door. The nearest restaurant, John Andrews, is Zagat-rated, award-winning and popular with locals. Nearby villages of North and South Egremont provide convenience shopping, antiquing, wine-and-cheese merchants and dozens of excellent restaurants.

Keywords: Skiing, Farm, Gourmet, Barn, Pool, Views, Fireplaces

More Details

Owner
Bobby Houston
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Bobby Houston

Bobby Houston is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, with a second career in home renovation and design.

Bobby Houston purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Bobby Houston chose Berkshires

'Borderline Farm' is universally acknowledged as a 'great spot,' sitting pretty in sweeping farm country with huge views and gorgeous sunsets.

What makes this farmhouse unique

An especially cozy and comfortable farmhouse, carefree, with true 'farm-to-table' gardens - in the "foodie" destination of Southern Berkshire county.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This farmhouse really is perfect. Spotless, stylish, hotel-quality accomodations, 600 thread count linens. Every detail is worked out and not a speck of dust. When I think about what we would have to spend for this kind of quality, space and views - in a hotel? no comparison. Really gotta say, this place was top of the line. Thanks for a great week!
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Egremont Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Oversized sofas and 2 chaises
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Barn with romantic sleeping loft, spring-fed swimming pool, 200-year-old stone silo with firepit

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Dream Vacation!

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We had a wonderful time! The property was amazing and the home had everything we needed. The out door eating areas are numerous - and we utilized all of them. I did not want to leave! Bobby was very helpful throughout the week when we had questions. Besides harvesting vegetables from the garden for our dinners, we hiked a nearby waterfall, visited the Norman Rockwell museum and shopped at the farmer's markets and Blue Hills Farm. The house was everything we thought it would be!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitewater kayaking, coffeehouses, farmer's market

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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