MLS Number 217224
- Beds 6
- Baths 6
- Sq Ft 6315
- Acres 8.5
A true American treasure, beautifully expanded yet perfectly preserved, might grace our market once in a lifetime: Such a treasure is the Gen. John Ashley House(c.1762, renov. 1857, 1984, 1992). Upon a bucolic bend of the gentle Housatonic, this historic estate hosts elegant luxuries-- 6 BR, 6 bath, pool & pool house, sauna, summer porch, dining arbor, guest wing, +/- 8.5 sheltered acres & much more! A true historic treasure, beautifully expanded yet perfectly preserved, might grace our market once or twice in a lifetime: such a treasure is the Maj. General John Ashley House (c. 1740, renov. 1762, 1857, 1984, 1992). Upon a bucolic bend of the gentle Housatonic, this elegant Colonial country estate reminds us that the real luxuries are timelessâ€ cozy rooms filled with family and friends, summer evenings dining under the stars, fireplaces flickering and ember-warm through the night. The home's impeccable Colonial style matches its pedigree: built by a participant in the American Revolution who was later instrumental in putting down Shay's Rebellion (in whose final battle, a scant 7 miles down the road near the eponymous village of Ashley Falls, Maj. Gen. Ashley was to play a decisive role), the estate is remarkable for both its elegant Greek Revival touches and for its thorough, sensitive, and superbly executed modern renovations. Expansive and welcoming, the full estate comprises both a guest wing and a main house, with no fewer than 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and a sauna, 5 fireplaces, 3 kitchens and 2 cast-iron stoves between them ... and that's not to mention the 2 office / media rooms, 2 screened porches, the outdoor pool and its palatial poolhouse, the garage/barn, the play-house, and, not at all least, the restful patio under the arbor, where one may dine al fresco surrounded by topiaries, hanging flowers, and the placid beauty of another perfect country day! Beautifully landscaped, embraced by woods and fields, this is a private sort of estate filled with quiet charms and sudden delights. From the restful screened porches and the many high windows the Housatonic bends gently by, while soft wide lawns invite the laughter of outdoor games, and offer the quiet of a stroll under evening stars. Every room speaks of its history, with original Colonial painted panelled walls, mouldings and cornices all attesting to the solid craftsmanship wh...
Listing courtesy of Mary Jane White and Nancy K. Kalodner of COHEN & WHITE ASSOCIATES
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