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The Hardy House 132 Bull hill road | Sheffield, Ma

A PROPERTY FOR ENTERTAINING, INSPIRING CREATIVITY, AND INTROSPECTIVE RETREAT

Designed by noted architect Hugh Hardy as a personal family retreat, this one-of-a-kind property embodies a rare interplay of structure and nature through a thoughtful assemblage of interior and exterior spaces.
The main house offers both large gathering areas and intimate corners blended with both whimsy and practicality. The house leads naturally to the outdoor living areas and across the expansive yard to the pool and guest house, offering its own relaxed vibe and unique spaces.
Main House Floor Plan
The Main House has Summer and Winter Wings

The Summer Wing

The first floor of the "Summer Wing" is an open layout living and entertaining space with access to outdoor decks, a cozy reading nook, and a hidden screened porch. A transom runs the length of the space providing beautiful, indirect light to the area. This space is heated by a woodstove for those cooler summer nights.
From the Summer Wing, one finds the Kitchen, Pantry, and sun-drenched full bath on the way to the Winter Wing.

The Winter Wing

The lower level of the "Winter Wing" is an inviting space for entertaining with access to it's own outdoor decks with southeasterly views of the yard. Custom cabinetry holds ample storage for personal items and provides convenient access to the driveway. This space has central A/C and is heated with propane-heated forced air and woodstove.

Magical Sleeping Spaces

The main house offers three unconventional sleeping spaces sure to lull you into sweet dreams or meditative escapes
The winter wing loft bedroom is a tranquil space and accessed via a private staircase
Stairs from the Winter Wing space lead to bedroom loft.
Ascend the stairs from the summer wing to the second and third bedrooms that are playful yet practical
Stairwell from Summer Wing to second floor bedroom and full bath.
One more flight up to access the third bedroom and observation tower
Access the observation tower through the third floor bedroom secret ladder. From the tower (shown below), one can gather a 360 view of the 26 acre property and surrounding Berkshire Hills.
Main house observation tower accessed through the third floor bedroom. It is the perfect spot for reading or stargazing.
The Hardy House Pool House is magical in its own way
Pool House Floor Plan
The Pool house has a luxurious bedroom suite, kitchenette, two private porches, and is heated with a woodstove.... and, as with the rest of the house, ever ladder leads somewhere special.
The Pool House bedroom is like something out of a dream...

The Wonderful "Wandery"

Wander through the Pool House to the most wonderful laundry imaginable...
The Guest House Laundry space has it's own private two-story loft lounge (accessed by the ladders, middle image), outdoor shower, half bath, private porch, and secret office.

Befitting and Inspirational Garden Spaces

Gorgeous and well-established gardens surround the Hardy House and provide beauty and bounty around every corner. Whether hops, grapes, cutting flowers or lavender, the gardens lend season-long enjoyment, and even an outdoor shower for the "Avant Gardener". Garden sheds (featured in middle image) mirror the whimsy and boldness of the main house.

A bit more about Hardy's connection to The Berkshires

"Among Hardy’s many projects was the restoration of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Theater in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for its Centennial Celebration in 2005 – preserving its quintessential early 20th century ambience."
Dan Alden, Transactional Broker dan@berkshireacres.com www.berkshireacres.com

A.C.R.E.S. | Alden Country Real Estate Services