A 321-Acre Berkshires Compound That’s Been in the Same Family for 50 Years Asks $10M

A treasured compound has hit the market just in time to celebrate the rest of summer pondside and discover the magic of the Berkshires’ fall foliage. The Massachusetts property, known as Atwater, spans 321 wild acres and its structures–a main house, guest house, bunkhouse, Airstream, and 19th-century boathouse­­–are set around a private 33-acre pond. In the same family for over 50 years, the expanse was built by the seller’s parents and now can belong to a new family for generations as well.

With Ted Glass as the architect, the seller shared, “The original design was conceived in collaboration with my parent’s vision for a simple lake home built in harmony with nature. Their goal was to create a respite from their busy lives and the burdens of the world. A place they could retreat to and enjoy the quiet side of life.”

The immense acreage may seem over-the-top, but there’s a valiant reason why they kept collecting it. “Ardent environmental activists, they continued to expand the footprint of the original land purchase to protect the surrounding watershed,” the seller says of the parents. Later, their children made their mark on the property by revitalizing it with a more modern aesthetic. The circa-1970 main house welcomes you with white minimalist interiors, walls of windows, and plenty of natural light. While keeping a calming rustic feel that fits the location, they also transformed the guest house and built a bunkhouse. In total, there are seven bedrooms and accommodations for 20 people.

A fire pit and al fresco soaking tub are just two of the outdoor amenities. Atwater also includes a pond beach, three docks, a private 4.5-mile hiking trail, and a horse paddock.

A blissful Berkshires refuge where natural and man-made beauty blend, Eric Rollo of The Agency Boston holds the $10 million listing.