Butterfly-Shaped Contemporary Home on the Housatonic River, $615K

While reminiscent of a Mid-Century Modern butterfly house, this architect-designed Housatonic Contemporary was built in 2012.

The concept of the butterfly roof takes the typical peaked roof shape and turns it on its head…literally. And, though we love the look of it, what we love more is that a butterfly roof allows for higher side walls, and higher side walls mean more windows without betraying your privacy. Genius!

This butterfly roof is part of Massachusetts architect Stephen Dietemann’s design, a design that takes full advantage of those high walls, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-concept living room/dining room/kitchen and cool corner windows in the living room and bedroom.

The 1,622-square-foot abode is set up as a two-family residence, with a lower-level, single-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and stone patio access from the living room and bedroom. According to the listing, this space could be converted into a third bedroom.

Includes 26 acres of land that borders the Housatonic River, less than a mile south of Housatonic village in western Massachusetts, ten minutes from Great Barrington, and about 15 minutes from the NY/MA border and Hillsdale, NY.

Getting into the groove of this Housatonic Contemporary in western Massachusetts? Find out more about 324 Park Street, Great Barrington from Stone House Properties

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