Arguably a most spectacular location in Western MA, GillHaus on the Connecticut River offers unparalleled waterfrontage and views; privacy; recreational opportunities; and incredible gathering spaces.
This dramatic converted timber frame barn just underwent a luxury remodel featuring an open floor plan with 180 degree views. Secluded Barton Cove and twenty miles of the CT River await your adventures on all kinds of watercraft.
The recently completed rich hardwood-paneled master bedroom features sunrise and sunset views; an electric fireplace, and a breathtaking metal ceiling which is framed with over 160 pieces of decorative trim around each decorative tin square.
The accompanying master bathroom is lined with white marble and features reclaimed architectural elements. Every desirable luxury feature has been incorporated into the master bathroom: a steam shower with water views; a soaking tub with a sunrise water view; twin free-standing sinks and cabinets; a heated floor; on demand hot water; and a private toilet suite with a view of the sunset.
An additional bedroom and two bathrooms now serve as master walk in closets, but can easily be converted back into their previous incarnations. Behind a screen between the huge master closets handily sits the clothes washer and dryer.
The spectacular loft over the great room, now being used as an elegant home office, affords the best southern waterfront views in the house.
All windows and doors in the entire home have been replaced and many new windows have been added.
On the main floor, spectacular antique gothic arches from churches sit in insulated custom Marvin arches above walls of windows below. In the Great Room, six Marvin picture windows and two Marvin sliders cover 90% of the southern wall, framing the unparalleled view. The new 16’-high massive stone gas fireplace amplifies the space. The loft office above sits like a crown.
The east wing of the main floor was once (and could be again) the Master Bedroom, and now features a beautifully outfitted 8’x8’x8’ mahogany bar and lounge with waterfront views of the sunrise.
A rock-surfaced half bathroom, with an actual working trunk as the vessel sink base, is a great convenience adjacent to the bar.
The large state-of-the-art kitchen features a Thermador gas six burner stove and double oven; stone countertops; and a pass through to the elegant dining room.
The dining room’s branch chandelier sparkles with the sunsets as diners enjoy the Bradbury wallpaper Land’s End frieze over hardwood walls.
Below on the first level there is a charming waterfront guest suite with a catering kitchen and bathroom. Also on this level is a huge lounge with potential for additional waterfront beds/rooms.
Outdoor features include a new enormous wraparound Azec PVC deck with high visibility vertical cable rail and underdeck dry space, prime for entertaining.
Outdoor entertaining opportunities also include a bar; hot /cold catering sink; fire pit; adjacent clam bake pit; wood fire grill; and an endless level yard just begging to host a grand wedding.
Two new permitted state of the art docks (one on southern frontage and one in the private inlet) feature wheeled bases for easy seasonal put-ins.
There is plenty of storage in the heated two-car garage and two sheds.
Recreational opportunities abound with a swim spa and a potential fleet of boats. A jet ski; new pontoon boat; several kayaks; paddleboards; and a canoe on three separate rack systems could convey with the right sale price.
This remarkable home is located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, off Route 2 with easy access to Interstate 91. Skiing is minutes east or west on Route 2 or an hour north in Vermont. Bradley International Airport is forty minutes south. The Amtrak Vermonter may be accessed from Northampton, Massachusetts approximately 20 minutes south and services Washington, DC to St. Albans, Vermont. Amherst, Massachusetts is minutes south and is home to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College and Hampshire College offering a range of educational and cultural activities. Bement, Eaglebrook, Deerfield Academy, and several other prestigious secondary schools are in adjacent towns. Turners’ Falls Airport is located a couple miles away.
Property Features Include: Waterfront, Gated Entry, video security system, two car, heated garage, walk out basement with incredible views
Views Include: Water, Sunrise, Sunset
Additional Information: two rare deeded boat docks, Hundreds of feet of waterfront, 20 miles of river for all kinds of recreation
Post and Beam converted Barn
Architectural Style: Contemporary
Lot Acres: 4.4 acres