Sales of luxury homes in the Berkshires remain strong. Great Barrington $ 4.5 Million Sale Crowns Year 94 Luxury Homes Were Sold | Local news

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The Lantern House Motel in Great Barrington was recently sold for $ 1.5 million to a group planning to renovate the property, located across from Stockbridge Road and Monument Mountain.

ALFORD – When L. Linfield Simon and his wife, Susan, decided to become part-time residents of Berkshire 13 years ago, they didn’t just build an ordinary house.

To design it, they contacted New York architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, who were inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2001.

“We had worked with them before and asked them to build us a cabin in the woods,” said Simon. “It turned out to be little more than a cabin in the woods.

What Tsao and McKown did was design a 7,000 square foot hillside home on 18 acres of land in Alford and Great Barrington that overlooked mountain views. In order to accentuate the view, Tsao and McKown designed the house to follow the sun with angles and installed extra large windows.

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This 18-acre property at 6 Seekonk Road in Great Barrington, which is located in part in Alford, was recently sold for $ 4.5 million, the second largest residential real estate transaction in the Berkshires last year, according to the Berkshire County Board of Realtors.

Linfield Simon runs a charitable foundation in New Haven, Connecticut, where the couple retain their primary residence, and unfortunately for them, the advent of COVID-19 limited the time they could spend in the Berkshires. So they sold the house last month for $ 4.5 million, one of three big South County real estate deals that ended 2021 on a high.

The others include a country property on Blue Hill Road in Monterey, located on two lots, which sold for a combined $ 2.9 million; and the Lantern House Motel on Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington, which two Florida-based developers bought for $ 1.5 million.

Simon’s Former Home, which has entrances on both Seekonk Road in Great Barrington and Old Barrington Road in Alford, was the second residential real estate transaction in the Berkshires last year, according to the Berkshire County Board of Realtors, which only follows real estate agents. assisted operations. It was only overtaken by the sale for $ 4.75 million of a house on West Center Road in West Stockbridge in September, according to the board of directors. These two sales are also among the top 10 highest residential real estate deals in the Berkshires on a list made up of data from The Eagle and the Board of Realtors.

Sales of over $ 1 million single-family homes in the Berkshires started to take off in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued to soar in 2021. Last year, 94 homes in this range were sold in the Berkshires, including 15 in the first quarter, the highest number during this period since the Berkshire County Board of Realtors began compiling these statistics in 1997. Total sales for the last year were 18 more than in 2020 when 76 homes in this price range changed hands according to the Board of Realtors, which provided statistics to The Eagle going back to 2006. The previous high number was over 1 million. dollars in single-family home sales in the numbers the Board of Realtors sent to The Eagle was 33 in 2007.

Board of Realtors chairperson Sandy Carroll said her organization had no predictions on how sales of over $ 1 million of single-family homes would be last year.

“Frankly, we were waiting to see if interest at all levels of the market would change, and honestly, it doesn’t,” Carroll said.

According to documents filed with the Southern Berkshire Registry of Deeds, the new owner of the house is Amy Rosse. Linwood Simon doesn’t know what Rosse’s plans are for the house. No further information on Rosse was available.

Bharti and Hasmukh Patel, the former owners of The Lantern House Motel, had owned the accommodation facility across Stockbridge Road from Monument Mountain for 16 years through a trust, according to the attorney Mitch Muroff of the Muroff Hospitality Group, who secured the buyer in an exclusive SEO deal. The Patels decided to sell the motel because one of them is sick and the other has retired, Muroff said. The property has 14 bedrooms and includes a three bedroom house.

The new owners, Patrick Trulahr and Francisco Arango, own the property through their company, GBMAM1 LLC, according to registry documents. They could not be reached for comment, but Muroff said they plan to renovate the property.

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The Lantern House Motel in Great Barrington was sold last month, one of three major South County real estate transactions that took place in late 2021.

Trulahr and Arango are also part of an Orlando, Florida-based group of owners who recently purchased the 19th-century Charles Inn in downtown Bangor, Maine, a sale that ended two days before. that of Great Barrington, according to the Bangor Daily News. . The new owners also plan to renovate this accommodation facility this year, the newspaper reported.

The property in Monterey consists of two lots at 212 and 214 Blue Hill Road which were sold separately by the previous owners, Paula Hall and William D. Hall of Daytona Beach, Florida, who are the trustees of William D. Hall and Paula Hall Revocable Trust, according to registry documents. New owners Eric and Lisa Nadler, a New York couple, paid $ 1.5 million for 212 Blue Hill Road and $ 1.38 million for the second plot. The property, which is surrounded by Beartown State Forest and located near the Appalachian Trail, includes two houses, an enclosure, a creek-fed swimming pond and a hand-hewn log cabin, according to the listing. .

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