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Modern Berkshires mansion designed by a ‘gizmologist’ asks $15.5M

Any residence designed with an knowledgeable “gizmologist” is sure to be a head turner.

Vergelegen, the beautiful Tom Kundig-designed property at 2128 Canaan Southfield Street, sits on almost 300 acres within the Berkshires and is at the moment in the marketplace for $15.5 million. The homeowners, two artwork historians, had been drawn to New Marlborough, Mass., by connections to the Tanglewood music venue.  

After trying to find the proper parcel for 10 years, the couple acquired the property and employed Kundig and acclaimed British panorama architect Tom Stuart-Smith to construct their Eden, together with their very own Paradise backyard, in fact.

Nestled in an “ecotone” (the place the place two adjoining ecological programs meet) the place a meadow touches the forest, this iconic trendy home not solely instructions jaw-dropping views of the Berkshire Hills and Taconic Mountains from each angle, however frames these picturesque views with its kind.

A bed room contained in the nation property.
Anne Day
Interior of the home's piano room.
The music-loving homeowners’ piano room.
Anne Day

One of many residence’s most distinctive options are its cantilevered decks and glass partitions that open mechanically, seamlessly fusing the inside and outside. 

Working the glass wall mechanics is the place the gizmologist (an knowledgeable in using advanced units), Phil Turner, is available in.

Kundig’s “resident genius” has greater than 35 years of expertise within the exhibit fabrication business. The hand-crank, industrial-looking wheels are really easy to make use of they are often guided by a light touch

Exterior of the Berkshires home.
The mansion sits stately on almost 300 nation acres.
Anne Day

The cantilevered I-beams assist the glass partitions as they prolong 10 toes above the bottom. There’s a dumb waiter, additionally using the identical Turner mechanics, that effortlessly transports gadgets from the bottom stage to the principle stage.

Lead itemizing agent Elyse Harney waxes on in regards to the sudden softness of the inside of the home regardless of its use of concrete, metal, and different seemingly harsher supplies.  

“For a modernist constructing, the textures of the home are earthy, and you’ve got an instantaneous sense of time passing. The metal reveals the markings from its industrial beginnings, and options just like the leather-wrapped desks within the workplaces are luxurious and understated. Surfaces inside are matte, so the sky and the water outdoors actually deliver the flicker,” stated Harney.

The living room inside the Berkshires estate.
Absorb Vergelegen’s picturesque views by way of floor-to-ceiling home windows.
Anne Day
Interior of a bathroom inside the home.
Soak beneath a chandelier in one of many residence’s fancy loos.
Benjamin Benschneider

As music aficionados, the homeowners constructed a music room with an acoustically engineered ceiling. Moreover, the house is full of world-class work, pictures and drawings.

The property romantically unfolds because the driveway leads all guests by way of its personal coated bridge, a newly renovated 1840s farmhouse and barn.

The driveway then weaves by two full-season and full-service visitor cabins, an artwork storage constructing, state-of-the-art equestrian services (together with indoor and outside arenas, a seven-stall barn, 11 paddocks and miles of trails) and a lined swimming pond (lined so swimmers don’t encounter any undesirable pond muck).

Interior of the kitchen inside the home.
The idyllic picket wonderland has a glossy, trendy kitchen.
Benjamin Benschneider

In complete there are over 5 miles of property roads, bridle paths, marked and groomed footpaths and lots of websites for picnicking and cookouts.

And, if that’s not sufficient, there’s even so much cleared and able to assemble a considerate author’s cabin.

The Paradise backyard, outfitted with nail-free stockade fencing impressed by 1619 Jamestown, was designed in a round form with an apple tree within the heart (how tempting!). A number of gravel paths encircle the apple tree-lined with quite a few herb, chopping flower and vegetable beds.

Co-listing agent Kenzie Fields provides, “Tom Stuart-Smith is understood for his skill to ‘ungarden,’ and this undulating piece of New England property has woodglens, meadow, and forest in proportion to the buildings and farm exercise. The paradise backyard is an instance of ‘hortus conclusus,’ an enclosed backyard, bringing collectively the sensible and inventive components of cultivated earth in excellent steadiness.”

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