Reinterpret a New England hay barn with an emphasis on clean lines and open spaces, and you'll discover the same elegance at work in this modern take on an ageless classic, situated on 44 pristine acres.
A sliding barn door opens onto the light-filled vestibule through a pair of large French doors. Opposite the entry, a second set of doors leads to a spacious gathering porch, fully screened and offering stunning views of the surrounding farmland. In warm weather, it's the perfect outdoor living room.
This generous entryway and gathering porch separate the house into two wings. One contains a family room and a guest suite on the first floor, with stairs leading to two more bedrooms and a full bath. Storage space and large closets abound, and each sunny room features large windows and glorious views.
The second wing houses a handsome gourmet kitchen that opens onto an an ample dining room, and has direct access to the screened gathering porch. On the other side of an open hallway, there is an informal office area and a reading nook. Just a few steps up from the dining room, you enter the double height living room, a breathtaking space that is at once expansive yet, with its fieldstone fireplace and book-lined shelves, comfortable and cozy. Tall French doors (behind another sliding barn door) open onto a deck that offers perfect views of the sunset through a stand of birch trees.
In the master suite on the second floor, the ceiling soars 15 feet above a tiled mantel fireplace - welcome on chilly nights - and a pair of French doors that lead to a balcony overlooking a gorgeous year-round panorama of the Berkshire Hills.
Accessed by a winding drive, the house sits high up on a hill with views from every room over a patchwork of fields that roll gently into the woods and hills of the Berkshires. A hiking path leads up from the drive and is perfect for taking peaceful strolls in the woods.