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Out to pasture

Posted: Jul. 5th, 2005  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Luxury Homes: As dawn breaks over the horizon, rowers are seen sculling on the Houstonian. The horses are stirring in their stalls, the blades of grass and fruit trees glisten with morning dew. Soon, the gardening crew will arrive to prune the 85-foot-wide hedge maze. Everything must be perfect for the afternoon polo match.

If this sounds like a mythical place somewhere in England, you'd be wrong. This place is real and it's right here in the good ole US. If you guessed The Berkshires, then you'd be right. Long known for its citizenry of New England bluebloods, The Berkshires is home to some of the most charming and opulent homes in the country. Southmayd Farm, the impressive 8,000 square foot, 80-acre estate surrounded by a mile of Housatonic river frontage, the Stockbridge Golf Club, and the Norman Rockwell Museum, ranks among the most magnificent of the area's residences.

Currently on the market for $9.8 million, Southmayd Farm was built in 1870 by New York City lawyer Charles Southmayd who fashioned his home in Second Empire style, with a mansard roof and endearing porches. Southmayd Farm's present owners have spent the last two decades painstakingly restoring the house to its original grandeur. The grounds include nearly every amenity imaginable: formal gardens, swimming pool and cabanas, and equestrian setup. There are two carriage houses, one with an attached greenhouse and guest studio, and a three-bedroom guesthouse in the woods. The horse facilities include three barns with ten stalls, a tack room and heated workshop and a small polo ring. The main house features 8 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, 4 full baths and 2 half-baths.

For LxM Amy Covington
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