Video of the Week: The Bullitt Estate in Ashfield, Massachusetts

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Ashfield, Massachusetts | Gladys Montgomery, Herb Butzke, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Privately set on 104 acres surrounded by hundreds of acres of protected land and located just two miles outside a charming country village, this expansive property offers generous spaces for entertaining and cozy spots for relaxation, quiet conversation, and daydreaming.

Originally built by a local farming family, the house was purchased in the early 1920s by William Bullitt, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia and France, who used it as a summer retreat. The Bullitt Estate comprises a circa 1811 Federal farmhouse to which a European-style great room and additional living quarters were added in the 1920s. A renovated mid-1800s barn and garage, a new post-and-beam carriage house, a 1920s-era three car garage, a new stone cottage with beamed interior and fireplace, and a small post and beam livestock barn with pasture complete the compound.

Meticulously restored and revamped by its current owners—singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne and his wife, poet Sarah Sousa—the compound now encompasses a main residence comprising five bedrooms, five baths, and nearly 11,000 square feet and several other structures, each with radiant heat and well-appointed interiors, suitable for myriad hobbies and pastimes, whether they be antique cars, gardening, or horses.

Taken together, the 438 acres of conserved open land and forests surrounding the estate provide unparalleled protection and privacy, as well as miles of walking trails and access to Chapel Falls Brook and Pony Mountain. Consequently, the Bullitt Estate is a place where one can truly be immersed in nature.

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