Great Barrington, Mass. | $475,000
An early 20th-century bungalow with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
Great Barrington is one of Berkshire County’s most popular year-round destinations: Spring and summer bring hikers; autumn attracts leaf-peepers; and winter draws skiers and snowboarders. Butternut Ski Area and Tubing Center, on the edge of East Mountain State Forest, is five minutes away by car, as is an access point to the Appalachian Trail.
Main Street, which runs alongside the Housatonic River, is lined with antiques stores and restaurants. It also has a theater dating to the early 1900s, which serves as a performing arts space, and a newer theater that shows independent films. Albany, N.Y., is about an hour away; Boston is a two-and-a-half-hour drive.
Size: 1,424 square feet
Price per square foot: $334
Indoors: From the street, a path runs from the sidewalk to the enclosed front porch. Just inside is the front door, which opens into a foyer. To the right is a sunny living room with original oak floors and windows overlooking the porch; to the left is a home office behind a barn-style sliding door.
Beyond the living room is a dining room with a bay window and enough space for a table seating six. Both the dining room and the foyer have access to the kitchen, which has updated appliances, a center island, a breakfast bar and the same oak floors that run through the living and dining rooms. To one side of the kitchen is a mudroom; to the other is a combination half bathroom and laundry room.