988 Hancock Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267

4 beds3 baths4,137 sqft

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Enjoy the comfortable combination of old and new in this stylish, sophisticated, light-filled antique farmhouse. Expanded and updated for 21st-century living, this marvelous home is a post-and-beam treasure built in about 1790. Sensitively renovated for today's country lifestyle, it retains its historic character with four fireplaces, hewn beams, wide-board floors, built-in bookcases, lovely woodwork, and other time-honored features. Along the home's easterly façade, walls of windows welcome the sunlight and frame lovely views. The first floor of living space offers ideal flow for entertaining along with cozy spots for intimate conversation. This level comprises a large, airy sunroom with French doors to the terrace, a living room with an early fireplace, a den/music room with fireplace, an elegant dining room, an expansive library with a wall of windows and a stone fireplace, a second den/home office that could become a first-floor master bedroom, and an efficient kitchen with a generous dining area. A graceful staircase, replete with venerable scrollwork decoration, turned balusters, and exposed hand-hewn beams, leads to the second-floor. Here, a master suite with stone fireplace affords wonderful easterly views, while two smaller bedrooms await family or guests, and a snug room is used as a home office. The property comprises 96.36 private acres of fields and woods with Green River frontage and lovely easterly views, a stone terrace, beautiful landscaping, perennial gardens, garden shed, and three-bay garage. Part of the acreage is in agricultural conservation, which reduces taxes; the current owners allow a neighbor to graze cattle in a distant field, adding to the rural ambiance. The gracious living space continues outdoors with terrace and gardens, expansive lawn, pasture, woods and mountain, a three-bay garage, and a garden shed. This magical property is located a few minutes from Williamstown center, shops, restaurants, the excellent Greylock public school system, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williams College, the Williams College Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, MASSMoCA, and skiing, golf, and hiking on nearby Mount Greylock. Other Berkshire amenities are easily reachable by car. Albany Airport, about an hour away, is convenient for domestic and international flights, while local airports in Bennington, Vermont, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, serve small private planes; New York City and Boston are accessible via train service from Albany and bus service from Williamstown.  More Less 

Facts

  • Lot: 96 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1790
  • 892 days on Zillow
  • Views: 5,606 all time views
  • 34 shoppers saved this home
  • Cooling: None
  • Heating: Baseboard, Other
  • Last sold: Aug 2002 for $630,000
  • Price/sqft: $212
  • MLS #: 205323

Features

  • Flooring: Concrete, Hardwood
  • Parking: Garage - Detached, 3 spaces
  • View: Mountain, Water

Additional Features

  • Style: Cape
  • Style: NE Farmhouse
  • Exterior Amenities: Outbuilding
  • Exterior Amenities: Landscaped
  • Exterior Amenities: Exterior Lighting
  • Appliances Incl: Cooktop
  • Construction: Beam
  • Condition: Recently Renovated
  • Exterior: Clapboard
  • Floor: Ceramic
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Insulation: Fiberglass
  • Views: Scenic
  • Views: Pastoral
  • Lead Paint: Unk
  • Zoning: Residential
  • Electric Type: 200 Amp
  • Electric Type: Circuit Breaker
  • Storm Windows
  • Insulated Windows
  • Lot Description: Wooded
  • Lot Description: Pasture
  • Lot Description: Irregular Shape
  • Land Use: Pasture
  • Land Use: Horses Allowed
  • Title V: Unk
  • Water: Well
  • Sewer: Private
  • Year Built Source: Assessor
  • Construction: Wood Frame
  • Heat: Hot Water
  • Views: Distant
  • Accessibility: 1st Fl Bdrm
  • Fuel: Oil
  • Hot Water: Oil
  • Right to Farm Comm: Yes
  • Interior Amenities: Alarm System
  • Basement: Finished-Partially
  • Region: Berkshire - North
  • Heat: Multizone
  • Water: Private
  • Interior Amenities: Sun Room
  • Garage: Auto Opener
  • Appliances Incl: Range Hood
  • Garage: 3+ Car
  • Accessibility: 1st Flr Full Bath
  • Land Use: 61B
  • Style: Historic
  • Insulation: Cellulose
  • Land Use: 61A
  • Heat: Boiler
  • Status: Pending
  • Condition: Certified Historic
  • Style: Federal
  • Yr Blt Description: Renovated Since
  • Parking Spaces Type: Garaged & Off-Street
  • Internet Service: Cable Available
  • Internet Service: Satellite Available

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash compactor

Room Types

  • Library

Construction

  • Roof type: Asphalt
  • Stories: 0
  • Structure type: Colonial

Other

  • Floor size: 4,137 sqft
  • Heating: Other
  • Last remodel year: 1990
  • Parcel #: M:309.0 B:0046
  • Zillow Home ID: 56820178

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Neighborhood: 01267

Zillow predicts 01267 home values will rise 0.5% next year, compared to a 1.1% increase for Town of Williamstown as a whole. Among 01267 homes, this home is 195.2% more expensive than the midpoint (median) home, and is priced 29.4% more per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In 01267, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is exactly the same as for Town of Williamstown, and 57.1% lower than the national average.

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