For Sale $2,595,000 - Residential
For the discerning buyer looking for a unique and eclectic private estate, the historic Santarella beckons. With roots woven deep into the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, this is a magical fantasy getaway unlike any other. Set on 4 acres in the breathtaking Tyringham Valley, the property consists of four separate living structures, with the earliest built in the 1750’s.
The four buildings, totaling approximately 8,000 square feet include: an 1880’s barn turned into The Gingerbread House, a 1750’s Colonial 4-bedroom home, a 1900’s post-and-beam sickle shed converted to a charming cottage, and the Honeymoon Silo, a romantic wooden structure boating views across the valley from its arched ceiling bedroom. The current owners purchased the property in 2004, and lovingly restored and upgraded every nook and cranny. The gardens are now spectacular, with a lovely pond at its center. It soon became a popular wedding destination, and has commercial zoning should the new owners wish to operate a business there.
Previous owners include Henry Hudson Kitson, a sculptor known primarily for his Civil War memorials, who bought Santarella in 1916, and lived there until he died in 1947. A local Tyringham couple then purchased the property, renovated it, and opened one of the first commercial art galleries in the Berkshires. The popular gallery operated for 40 years and was a major art-lovers destination, although quite off the beaten path.