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1822 Berkshire House - Elegance awaits you...


Last updated: 09/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in 1822 for Charles M Owen, co-owner of Owen & Hurlburt, the first paper mill in the Historic District of South Lee. The stately Greek Revival townhouse stoically over looking the Beartown Mountain State Forest, has been renovated, and restored in 2012.

Decorated and completely furnished using the Restoration Hardware collection of furniture, lighting and rugs. Elegant and urban, old world and new, come meet the comfort and demands of the modern home, this century and the next.

This iconic Greek Revival house is recognizable by the classic entry porch with its four columns and the decorative pilaster. A new fieldstone walk way and landscaping wish you welcome. Several original Stanely Electric lamp posts trim the long circular driveway.

Once inside, the wide board floors throughout the house are enhanced by the perfect paint palette of warm colors, and quality lighting in every room. Three floors of living. Solid wood doors that have been restored to their natural color, period detail, high ceilings, decorative molding, tall windows. Six bedrooms, three and one half bathrooms (two with Ann Sacks marble tile). Four fireplaces, each with a unique mantle and hearth. A new kitchen with Ceasarstone counters and an oversize Viking refrigerator, a cozy dining room, two large living room parlors with built in bookshelves, decorative wood paneled office, a two car garage, all on 2.4+ acres.

1530 Pleasant Street stands grandly in the hub of vibrant Berkshire County living. One mile to Stockbridge, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Just a few miles to the Mass Turnpike.
Sitting in South Lee, a mile outside of Stockbridge, The house is nestled in an ideal location with views of Beartown Mountain and Yale Hill. We’re centrally located to numerous southern Berkshire attractions including Tanglewood, the Appalachian Trail, and Butternut Ski Resort, Jacobs Pillow and many more. The Town of Lee lies in the valley of the Housatonic River between the Taconic Range and the southernmost extent of the Green Mountains. It was first settled in 1760, relying on agriculture and lumbering, and grew quickly enough to be incorporated by 1777. The town took its name from General Charles Lee, second in command to George Washington.
The community supported some textile manufacturing in the 19th century but its first paper mill was built by Samuel Church in 1806. As textiles declined in the town and region, paper-making took its place as the foundation of the community's economy. By 1857 there were 25 paper mills in Lee producing $2 million in paper, as well as a set of subsidiary industries producing lime and paper-making machinery.

In 1852 another major industry was launched in the town, as builders and architects discovered Lee marble. It is said to be the hardest and finest marble in the world. Large scale quarrying was carried on in Lee for such projects as construction of a wing of the Capitol. Almost half a million cubic feet of marble was quarried and shipped on the Housatonic Railroad in 1867. About the same time, a new process for making paper solely from wood pulp was adopted and the poplar forests in the town fueled a huge leap in paper production, making Smith Paper Company of Lee the largest paper producer in the world until the forests were depleted.

Lee, divided into three villages, still retains the first house ever built in town, dated 1760, still hosts a paper company and a lime kiln and still has many of the farmhouses, estates, business blocks and factories that exemplify its history. Residents like to believe that history is still alive and well in Lee.

Lee is located in western Massachusetts, bordered by Tyringham and Great Barrington on the south, Lenox on the northwest, Becket on the east, Washington on the northeast, and Stockbridge on the west. Lee is 9 miles south of Pittsfield, 122 miles west of Boston, and 138 miles from New York City.
Lee is conveniently located at Exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). By car, Lee is approximately two hours from Boston (125 miles), less than one hour from Albany (45 miles) and two and one-half hours (160 miles) from New York City. Parking in Lee is normally not a problem. There are no parking meters. Parking on Main Street is both parallel and diagonal. There is a free, public parking lot near the post office off of Railroad Street.
Lee is served by two major airports, Albany NY (ALB) and Hartford/Springfield Bradley (BDL), each approximately one hour from Lee.

Pittsfield and Albany are both served by Amtrak. Also, during its operating season, Lee is served by the Berkshire Scenic Railway. The train makes stops in Lenoxdale, Lee and Stockbridge. There is also a train museum at the Lenoxdale station.

Peter Pan Bus Lines provides service to and from Lee. Buses stop at Juice and Java, 60 Main Street, in Lee.

The LEE TROLLEY runs weekends and holidays from downtown Lee to the Prime Outlets and Stockbridge; rides are free! The trolley runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. For detailed information call 1-800-292-2782.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Our ZIP CODES are 01238 for Lee and 01260 for South Lee. The Town of Lee boasts a church with the tallest timber framed steeple in New England (185' 5 3/4'). The First Congregational Church of Lee. There are two major lakes within the town of Lee, Laurel Lake located north of town on route 20 and Goose Pond located southeast of town off route 20. Lee is located at approximately 42° 3’N latitude - 73° 2.5’W longitude at an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea level. According to the 2000 Census, the Town of Lee has a population of 5,985 people with 2,442 households. The town's area is approximately 27 square miles. For every 100 females in Lee, there are 94 males. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window units in bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Apple TV...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,500 $12,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • CC Fee $50
  • Refundable Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $175


During summer months most rentals will be only for the entire week. A minimum of 7 nights may be required. Please ask. The pricing is based on normal occupancy. The less people that stay the less you pay...the more people that stay the more you pay. If you are not paying online with a Credit Card please let me know and I will remove the CC Fee of $50.

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Last updated: 09/02/2016
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport
South Lee, Lee, MA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Perigee - Across the Street
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cranwell Resort
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Pittsfield

Car: Recommended

Norman Rockwell Museum

Red Lion Inn


Jacobs Pillow

Stockbridge Bowl

Mount Greylock

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

Butternut Ski Resort


Cranwell Resort

Perigee Restaurant

Prime Lee Outlets

Berkshire Theater Festival

Berkshire Museum

Ski Bosquet

The Bidwell House

Berkshire Choral Festival

Hancock Shaker Village

Williamstown Theater Festival

Berkshire Opera Company

Regal Cinemas

Cove Bowling Lanes

Lee USA Speedway

Jacobs Ladder Trail

Rail Trail in Adams, MA


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why the Owner Chose South Lee, Lee, MA, USA:
To experience the New England experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The bedrooms are laid out in the following fashion: 2nd Floor Bedrooms 1. Master Bedroom- King Bed, in suite bathroom 2. 2 Twin Beds 3. 1 Queen Bed with Jack n Jill bathroom 4. 1 Trundle Bed (twin) with trundle unit (twin)- shares Jack n Jill bath 3rd Floor Bedrooms 1. 2 Twin Beds 2. 1 Queen Bed

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  • 1822 Berkshire House - Elegance awaits you...

    1822 Berkshire House - Elegance awaits you...

  • Front Foyer

    Front Foyer

  • reclaimed wood dining table, seats 12

    reclaimed wood dining table, seats 12

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • In suite master bath with Ann Saks mosaic tile

    In suite master bath with Ann Saks mosaic tile

  • Queen Bedroom
with Jack 'n Jill Bathroom

    Queen Bedroom with Jack 'n Jill Bathroom

  • small bedroom, single with trundle

    small bedroom, single with trundle

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Downstairs Foyer

    Downstairs Foyer

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Living Room with working fireplace

    Living Room with working fireplace

  • Family Room with flat screen television

    Family Room with flat screen television

  • Upstairs Foyer

    Upstairs Foyer

  • twin bedroom

    twin bedroom

  • Master bath marble shower

    Master bath marble shower

  • Office with blackout curtains, large enough for a pack n play

    Office with blackout curtains, large enough for a pack n play

  • Queen Bedroom, 3rd floor

    Queen Bedroom, 3rd floor

  • Chef's kitchen

    Chef's kitchen

  • 3rd floor bedroom

    3rd floor bedroom

VRBO #398162

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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