Our home is a converted tobacco barn that was built in the 1900s. That history speaks to the high quality topsoil of our River Valley, making our area incredible for organic farming. Our drinking water is the finest and of the surrounding area, the Berkshires have been voted in the 20 best small towns in America. Our home interior was converted in 2000. We have 15-foot ceilings and an open floor plan with a wood-burning stove and a swing in the living room. The main space has hickory floorboards and a 13 1/2 by 21 foot handmade rug brought back from Morocco. Our home interior includes Indian slate, a mosaic brought from Italy, red marble, backsplash tile from Morocco, local Goshen stone and local Ashfield crowfoots foot that is 6 million year old stone -
The kitchen is ready to be cooked in as two sinks give lots of elbowroom for people to work together. Gas stovetop, electric oven, 2 dish washer drawers, Kitchen Aid, Cuisinart, NinjaChef… all one would expect from a kitchen where people bake bread and make homemade dumplings. Upstairs is master bedroom with king sized tempurpedic bed and bathroom with two sinks, toilet and shower stall. Main floor: bedroom 1 has queen bed, bedroom 2 has full size tempurpedic bed, living room has 2 couches, game table, dining table with six chairs, folding tables and more chairs accessible. Main floor has a powder room and a bathroom with two sinks, toilet, soaking tub, steam shower with monsoon shower, handheld, body jets, his and hers shower heads. Laundry room on main floor as well. A sliding glass door off the living room steps onto a mowed six-acre field. Screen room with hammock and double zero gravity chair. Octagon redwood picnic table outside and a Weber propane gas grill. Also have an outdoor king sized heated waterbed in screened in gazebo. Outdoor bathhouse has hot shower and claw footed bathtub. We have Internet service, a 52-inch TV screen, DVD player, WII and collection of DVDs and 200 CDs. We have one women’s bike, one teen bike and a young child’s bike. Walking / biking path along the Connecticut River is just across the mowed field. We are steps to a convenience store, 3 miles to River Valley Coop. Two and a half miles from our house is Interstate 91 running north / south. 3 hours to NYC, 45 minutes to the Berkshires. The town of Northampton is home of Smith College and is full of restaurants, shops and art. Amherst, home of Amherst College, UMass, and Hampshire College is neighbors to Mount Holyoke College. The area is chock full of historic culture, hippy culture and academic culture. Fabulous museums including Smith College Art Museum, MASSMoCa and Eric Carle Museum, for kids and grownups alike.