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Look inside! The Pomeroy House, Circa 1928. On two acres in Massachusetts. $299,000

December 6, 2019

Check out the interior! The Pomeroy House was built in 1928. It is located on two acres in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The home was built for Brendan Pomeroy. He was president of Byron Weston Company, a Crane subsidiary. Barbara and Alexander Euston inherited the home from Katherine Pomeroy. When Barbara passed she donated the estate to Miss Halls School. Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 4,336 square feet. $299,000

From the Zillow listing:


THE POMEROY HOUSE – A CLASSIC COLONIAL REVIVAL 1920’s HOME ON MORE THAN 2 ACRES ABUTTING PARK LAND, ONCE BELONGING TO THIS STATELY PROPERTY.As you step over the threshold, you step back in time to an earlier, more graceful, more elegant era. The roaring 20’s following a world war, the Bolshevik revolution, and more turmoil led to the Colonial Revival movement soaring in America. People sought to recreate noble colonial virtues in their homes – honesty, sincerity, strength and virtue. As much as any home can blend the embodiment of these virtues with gracious lines and form, THE POMEROY HOUSE does exactly that. The land was bought in 1924 by Brendan Pomeroy, President of Byron Weston Company, a Crane subsidiary, who had the home built in 1928 in the heart of Southeast Pittsfieldonce (and still) the most prestigious part of the city. Barbara and Alexander Euston inherited the home from Brendan’s wife Katherine, Alexander’s aunt, and lived here with the perfect balance of elegance and comfort. Because of Barbara’s personal connection, upon her passing, she donated the home to Miss Halls School, the present owner.
THE POMEROY HOUSE is replete with rich character and fine details. There is no less than 4,336 sq ft of living space with 5 bedrooms, and 4 full baths. The center hall has a superbly elegant staircase and opens to the living room with a wood-burning fireplace, original built-in bookcases, a bay window overlooking the expansive grounds and opens to a screened porch, as well as the dining room with a second bay window, and 2 sets of original French doors, one of which takes you through to a stone-floor 3-season porch. A quietly handsome library has the home’s second wood-burning fireplace, subtly, also adjoins the gracious center hall. The kitchen suite offers enormous potential with generous space but currently cut up into the original rooms: butler’s pantry with original built-ins, kitchen, laundry room and larder. Up the back stairs takes you to the original servant’s quarters with two bedrooms, a full bath, sitting room with fireplace and a storage room.
Float up the lovely center hall staircase to the owner’s suite with dressing room, full bath and sleeping porch. Across are two guest or family bedrooms, each gracious in their own way. A gated entry takes you through to the side yard and this is the first moment you will intuitively sense the echoes of the once lush and extensive gardens that once graced these remarkable grounds. Old stone walls peek out around the property, a lovely fountain is nearly hidden away and the mature landscaping just needs some simple taming. Simply put, you are surrounded by nature in the center of Pittsfield – an incredibly vibrant and integral part of the Berkshires. THE POMEROY HOUSE is one of the most spectacularly original colonial revival homes you will encounter, not just in the Berkshires, but anywhere in the USA. Largely unmuddled, the property has great bones and is merely waiting for the next stewards to make this fine property their own, a perfectly achievable and immensely worthwhile goal given the incredible value on offer at a very reasonable price. Improvements include:New gas burning furnace in 2015, water heater replaced in 2016, new electrical panel within the last 12 years with some updated wiring.
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