Hayes House is an early c1790 Greek Revival on eight acres of forest & meadow just minutes to Chatham village. The house delights as a refreshing take on a traditional architectural style which the current owners have honored in many ways. They’ve restored now-extinct heart pine wideboard floors and original glass windows & sashes, and enlisted a master carpenter with a historical preservation background to replicate period-style closets and moldings. The homes typical gabled roof and symmetrical fenestration and floor plan are both nods to classicism, and you’ll find rare period details like curved plaster walls, built-in hat boxes, floor-to-ceiling paneled doors and c1830 Carpenter door locks and hinges, as well as a working Rumford fireplace. But surprising and refreshing takes on tradition have also been added, from bold paint colors by Farrow & Ball and Fine Paints of Europe to an energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system, a chef’s kitchen with custom inset cabinetry and brand new top-of-the-line appliances, and a walk-in pantry with a second sink, dishwasher and marble countertops. You’ll find surprisingly high ceilings throughout the three bed, three bath light-filled home, and graciously sized rooms are decorated with original paneling and decorative mantels. A detached & covetable work-from-home studio/guest house with a full bath has been beautifully restored. Hayes House is a turnkey, fresh take on a historic home just 10m to Chatham, 20m to Great Barrington & Lenox, and 35m to Hudson & Amtrak. 2.5h to NYC.
Updated on October 26, 2022 at 2:14 pm