Perched atop 2.55 acres and perfectly sited to capture the views and light, this home has benefitted from a complete transformation. Now comprised of approximately 3150 square feet of first and second floor living space, there is also a wonderfully appointed walk-out lower level guest suite. Only 12 minutes to Amherst Center, it feels a world away. The first floor features the eat-in chef’s kitchen with walk in pantry, large mudroom, home office, laundry room, two 1/2 baths, and bright living area with 9.5’ ceilings. The double living room is surrounded on all sides by windows and has beautiful maple flooring. The remaining first floor has “barn-board” style Italian tile flooring, with radiant floor heat in the kitchen, dining, and front entrance. The kitchen island houses the 36” Blue Star gas oven, is topped with Viscount Granite with an antique finish and has seating for four. The kitchen sink is a 32” Franke farm basin with Grohe faucet, set in Absolute Black granite with a honed finish. The dining area benefits from a large banquet and can seat 12 for larger gatherings. In addition to accommodating the master suite and children’s wing the second floor also contains a home office and laundry room with service sink. The flooring throughout, save for the laundry room, is Douglas Fir finished with all natural whey based polyurethane.
The lower level can be entered via the kitchen or its own entrance and measures 15’ X 24.5’ with 7.5’ high ceilings. The above grade exterior walls all received several inches of closed cell foam insulation prior to being finished over. There is a thermostatically controlled propane stove for heating and an en-suite bathroom with tiled shower and Grohe shower fixture.
Mechanical systems were all improved and upgraded, including the addition of central air-conditioning served by two zones and two air handlers and condenser units. There is a whole house air filtration system as well as an ERV. The domestic hot water is via an efficient 70 gallon Steibel Eltron ASHP water heater. The house had a new Lochinvar efficient propane boiler installed that serves the heating requirements via radiant floor, Radsson panel radiators or towel warmers. There is a 9.8 Kw photovoltaic system on the southern roof that generates enough electricity to offset the home’s usage. That system is mounted to the standing seams roof that was installed as part of the renovations. The 12kW generator has its own propane tank and automatically powers essential circuits in case of a power outage.
The second story of which is the children’s wing, featuring two bedrooms with ensuite lavatory and Jack and Jill toilet and bath, plus large play/work space with built-in cabinetry.
Shutesbury is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. New York City is approximately three hours north and Boston is two hours east. The Bradley International Airport is approximately one hour north. The Amtrak Vermonter services nearby Northampton and runs from Washington, D.C. to St. Albans, Vermont.
Views Include: Sunset
Lot Acres: 2.55
Lot Dimensions: 111078