Morningside combines a stunning location with exceptional views overlooking Tyringham valley with a rich Shaker and Gilded Age history. The scope is exceptional: significant acreage, the Manor House as a glorious centerpiece, the many luxuries from the pool to the landscaped gardens to the swim pond, Morningside is truly one of the Berkshires' premier estates.
Morningside is set on either acres with a circa 1800 Manor House originally constructed for the North Family of the unique and tiny Tyringham Shaker community, The acreage is a blend of open land, luxuriant forest, spring-fed pond, and the permanently protected U.S. Appalachian Trail borders the land to the south. The setting is serene, spectacular and blissfully quiet without being isolated. You are in the very heart of the Berkshires and Tanglewood is a mere ten miles away. The property is also available on the full 132 acres with an exceptional scope: significant acreage, the Manor House as a glorious centerpiece, the many luxuries from the pool to the tennis court, the extensive stables, barns and numerous accommodations for guests, family, friends and caretakers.
The Manor House dates back to almost twenty years after the Tyringham Shakers were established in 1782. The double entry doors, one for the Shaker Brothers and one for the Sisters, stand as testaments to the rich history of the home and the property. Indeed, while there are numerous luxuries, there is both beauty and simplicity in the inherent elegance of the home. Period, hand-crafted details throughout the home include rich wood floors, exposed post and beam old-growth timbers, colonial-era hardware and woodwork, and millwork. Extensively renovated in 2005, including a brand new kitchen that has evolved into a keeping room, there are sixteen rooms in all, seven bedrooms, including a palatial master suite, and four full and two half baths. A large three-car carriage barn has a guest suite above. The home was brought soundly into the twenty-first century to help ensure the home lasts for another two hundred years and the work included (but is not limited to) extensive basement and foundation and drainage work, all siding was replaced, the roofs redone as needed, plumbing, heating, electrical work, a new Buderus heating system, as well as the renovation or addition of varying living spaces. The library features a hand-painted wall mural evoking the history of the property and the character of the Berkshires, the breakfast room has French doors opening to a stone terrace, and the master suite with a marvelously high ceiling, antique beams, fireplace, sitting room, office and expansive bath. Great care was taken to retain the scale and character of the original Shaker dairy and weave house. This is most evident in the main parlor with two fireplaces, and views across the valley beyond the deep wraparound porch.
Morningside... history, acreage, and natural beauty... distinctly genuine and with substance... an incomparable farm-estate and one of the Berkshires' truly finest properties.
12,295 SqFt Living Space
Brand New Kitchen
3 Car Carriage Barn
Rich Shaker Histroy
Extensively renovated in 2005
Borders U.S. Appalachian Trail
Tanglewood Ten Miles Away
Swim Pond with Dock
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L. Chapin FIsh, Broker-Partner
413-528-4859 276 Main Street Great Barrington Massachusetts
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