BALBURNIE GARDENS, AN ORIGINAL STOCKBRIDGE MANSION built around 1812 for the daughter of Judge Theodore Sedgwick, a member of the first Continental Congress. The fine example was moved to its present site in 1915 and combines classical proportions with modern systems, in the heart of the Berkshire's renown cultural resort. The Housatonic riverfront property is approached through picket gates and sighted well off the road offering in-town convenience with expansive grounds. The very private park-like south lawn leads to a pristine and private section of the river where one may launch a kayak.
With details reminiscent of Edith Wharton's The Mount, the public rooms are entered through a covered balcony porch into a gracious central foyer with a grand stairway. An impressive modern kitchen with rock counters and handcrafted wood cabinets and built-ins, was created from multiple rooms and seamlessly fits with the architecture and flow of the layout. French doors lead to front and back screened porches and the third floor servants quarters is like no attic built today.
Multiple screened porches and balconies, six bedrooms, four baths, four fireplaces, exquisite moldings and details, a multi-room master suite and private guest suites with service kitchens, along with a four-car garage for country toys.
One of the most venerable homes in the county. May be used as four condominiums.
|Where:||STOCKBRIDGE, MA, USA|
|Interior:||NEW GRAND KITCHEN, EXQUISITE DETAILS AND MOLDINGS, GRACIOUS PUBLIC ROOMS, LARGE MASTER SUITE, FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM AND BATH, HIGH CEILINGS, WOOD FLOORS, FOUR FIREPLACES, FULL GUEST APARTMENTS.|
|Exterior:||RIVERFRONT, CLAPBOARD EXTERIOR, PARK-LIKE GROUNDS, MULTIPLE PORCHES, FOUR-CAR GARAGE, SERVICE DRIVE|
|Equipment:||SOME CENTRAL A/C, GAS AND PROPANE FORCED AIR AND STEAM HEAT, RINNAI HOT WATER ON DEMAND, VIKING STOVE, MULTIPLE KITCHENS, WASHER & DRYER|