This C.1800 Stagecoach Stop in Great Barrington Has All the New England Vibes: $949K

  |  December 28, 2022

Today’s Great Barrington house is a c.1800 stagecoach stop that embraces all the vintage details of a New England farmhouse.

It has four bedrooms and three baths in an expanded 3,177 square feet. The exterior is classic white clapboard, with a columned, covered porch on one end and a side door framed with pilasters.

The porch has a classic gray-painted floor and a natural wood-plank ceiling. It overlooks the two-acre property that includes lots of mature trees.

The main floor has original wood floors and the low ceilings that are common to buildings of its age. This room has a wood-burning fireplace and a wall of built-in bookshelves.

This room—separated from the other by a hall of bookshelves—has even more shelving and another fireplace, this one backed by floor-to-ceiling exposed brick. Teal trim on the doors, baseboards, and molding provides a sharp accent to the white walls throughout the main floor.

The kitchen has more of a terracotta-colored trim to go with its vinyl floor and exposed brick wall. The sink sits in a butcher-block countertop, with underlit shelving above and a stainless-steel dishwasher below.

The rest of the kitchen is roomy, with more upper and lower cabinets and a wide workspace.

Two of the full baths are on the main level. This one has white subway tile surrounding a vintage cast-iron built-in tub.

This bath also has a shapely vintage tub, and an interesting wooden vanity with a deep-blue porcelain sink.

The stairs from the kitchen lead to this open sitting area and a hall to the bedrooms.

Tucked under the eaves, this bedroom has a snug feel with warm wood floors and rustic plaster walls.

This bedroom is, well, roomier. It’s big enough for a rolltop desk and dresser and a large bed. Two six-over-six windows bounce sunlight off the wood floor.

The primary bedroom has a brighter teal accent on its baseboards, window trim, and double closets (that’s a mirror between them).

This cute, coved entry on the side of the house sports a bluestone slab onto its own porch.

It leads into a separate apartment, which the new owner can keep or easily convert to extra bedrooms. We’d totally keep this kitchen as a summer kitchen, though, due to its handcrafted cabinets and uber-cool front door.

Are those stairs leading to a short glassed-in door behind the table? Funky details like those are worth holding onto. The rest of the kitchen is large and bright.

The living room has (of course) bookshelves and more wood flooring.

The bathroom shares the handcrafted door style and cabinetry of the kitchen. The mirror reflects what looks like either a shower or tub/shower combo.

Head up a set of stairs painted a pale blue/gray to a painted-floored hall/TV room.

There’s a bedroom here with knotty-pine floors and tons of light from three big windows.

The living room has newer-looking wood flooring, plaster walls, and more of those gorgeous windows.


You can see how the house was expanded over the years. There’s a one-car garage, a workshop with a sliding barn door…

…and a real barn, to boot. All of this bucolic beauty is still just a 10-minute drive to downtown Great Barrington for shops and provisions.

If this country classic has you yearning for greener pastures, find out more about 34 Seekonk Cross Road, Great Barrington, from Helen Mullany with Helen Mullany Real Estate, LLC.

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