Whiting Ridge

Whiting Ridge—Southfield, MA—New Price—$3,500,000


Elegant, gracefully renovated (designs by architect Daniel Romualdez) 1860 Colonial with adorable 1740 guest house and a complex of barns on a total of 225 acres is privately set on the south-facing hillside of Whiting Ridge with expansive views of Canaan Valley and the hills beyond. The entire property is a work of art.

Contact us by email or call (860-542-5020) for an appointment to view Whiting Ridge.


Style: Antique Colonial circa 1860 with 2008 kitchen and porch addition. Square Footage: 4,420 (Town)
Fireplaces: 4 Bedrooms: 5
Floors: Bleached natural wood. Baths: 3 and a half
Heat: Oil-fired heating system: a combination of radiators, forced air and radiant. Oil Tanks: Two 275 gallon tanks in basement.
Furnace: Buderus Hot Water: Off furnace
Water: Well Septic: Septic system.
Alarm: Yes Electricity: 200 amps.  Circuit breakers.
Roof: Wood shingle.  Age: 2012 Exterior: Clapboard

General Information

The Main House:  
Greeting Hall: One enters the house via pathway through flower gardens and old stone walls into a greeting hall with a natural fieldstone floor and coat closet which leads in three directions to the kitchen wing, the library wing and the main living room.
Kitchen Wing: 18’ x 30’ main area - new construction throughout including the porch.  Bleached wood floors, exposed posts and beams, fireplace, lots of light, half bath,
  Sitting area:  18’ x 15’.  Open to kitchen, fireplace with ridged marble surround, integrated sound system, television.  Hallway to half bath and cellar door.
  Kitchen:  18’ x 15’.  Vaulted ceiling to second story roof-line with two levels of windows, wood-plank ceiling, masterful lighting, 8-burner Wolf range, sub-zero, Miele dish washer, terrific storage, gray granite countertops.  Subtle and dramatic.
Porch: 20’ x 22’.  Off kitchen on the east side of the house with stunning views, multiple exposures to the sun and access to the stone terrace.  Fieldstone floor with radiant heat, removable glass panels where screens remain, vaulted wood ceiling.
Stone Terrace: 30’ x 22’.  Fieldstone, southerly views.  Steps up to:
Open Front Porch: 45’ x 5’.  Runs along the front of the house, open with railing.  Original front door opens between living and dining rooms.
Dining Room: 19’ x 14’.  Hallway from kitchen to DR with china closet.  Door to living room. 
Living Room: 22’ x 27’.  Early fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, flows to greeting hall & kitchen.
Library: 21’ x 18’.  2 steps down from greeting hall, fireplace surrounded by hand-stained 18th century paneling and cabinetry, glass doors to screened porch: 6’ x 27’.
Second Floor: Stairs up from original front door to central landing.  3 bedroom suites.
Landing: 13’ x 11’.  Linen closets, laundry room with stacking w/d and folding shelves.
Bedroom Suite: 15’ x 18’.  Full Bath: 9’ x 7’.  Tile floor, cast iron tub/shower, pedestal sink, fan.
Bedroom Suite: 12’ x 15’.  Wood paneled vaulted ceiling. Full Bath: marble tile floor and shower.
Master Suite: Entry way with three closets and office or small bedroom: 13’ x 9’. 
  Master Bedroom:  27’ x 18’.  Wood-plank vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses, wide board floors, fireplace with Delft tiles and antique mantle, closets, French doors to screened balcony with long southern views.
  Master Bath:  10’ x 18’.  Whirlpool tub in bay window, 2 large pedestal sinks each with medicine cabinet, large tile shower with double shower heads, fan.  WC: 7’ x 10’ with two windows, shelving, cabinets and fan.
Third Floor:  
Bedroom: 18’ x 13’.  Built-in cabinets, cedar closet, exposed beams.
Bedroom: 12’ x 18’.  Closet, vaulted ceiling.  Currently used for storage.
Basement: Full, fieldstone walls, poured concrete floor, multiple wine racks.
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Guesthouse
  Or Caretaker’s house.  
Front Entry: Into living room.  
Living Room: 20’ x 22’ with nook.  Antique wide board floors, fireplace with early paneling (fireplace may need a liner), bay window.  Enclosed stairwell to second floor and basement.  
Half Bath/laundry: Tile floor, pedestal sink, stacking washer and dryer, shelving and cabinetry.  
Kitchen: 12’ x 12’.  Oak floor, vaulted wood-plank ceiling, Formica counter tops, dishwasher, electric range, natural wood cabinets, door to garden room and access to stone patio.  
Garden Room: 13’ x 12’.  Charming dining room.  Brick floor, fieldstone walls, vaulted ceiling, woodstove.   
2nd Living Room: 15’ x 22’.  Fireplace with antique mantle.  
Bedroom: 14’ x 21’.  Exposed beams, carpeted, exterior door.  
Second Floor: Central sitting room with 2 bedrooms and one full bath.  
Sitting Room: 18’ x 24’ with stairs which come up through the middle rear of the room.  Dormer, exposed beams painted white, wide board floors, closets and shelves.  
Bedroom: 10’ x 10’.  Closet.  
Full Bath: 12’ x 9’.  Pedestal sink, tiled stall shower, painted wood floor, shelves and cabinets, plank walls.  
Bedroom: 13’ x 21’.  Wide board floor, 2 skylights, 2 closets, shelving.  
Basement: Fieldstone walls, pea stone floor.  
Antique Barn: 34’ x 45’.  Post and beam.  Once a dairy barn.  Upper level: hayloft and storage.  Lower level: six horse stalls and a tack room.  The chicken coop is currently a storage room.  Silo.
New Barn: 43’ x 25’.  3 levels.  Cedar shingle roof, cupola, fieldstone foundation, traditional detail. The lower level, under the south half of the barn, poured concrete floor, heated.  Office/sitting room: 22’ x 12’, half bath, laundry room, utility room with Buderus furnace and all the main panels for the electrical service to the various buildings on the property.  The middle level is in two sections each with two garage bays connected by a central drive through bay with a cobblestone base.  Poured concrete floors, sliding barn doors as well as electric garage door openers, high ceilings. The upper level is also in two walk-up sections.  Over the northern garage is a 25’ x 30’ storage/workshop space with electricity.  Over the southern garage is a 21’ x 24’ space with windows, electricity and the potential to become a caretaker’s apartment.
Outbuildings: Gardening shed, root cellar, multiple run-in sheds for horses.
Grounds: Selected natural landscaping with matured trees, meadows, streams and a river, stonewalls, an orchard, and perennial gardens.  Riding trails weave throughout the property.
Land: A total of 225 acres in ten parcels.  Extraordinary views,
Taxes: $18,856 – 2013.