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A renovated house with a garden in Great Barrington, MA, for $429,000

This three-bedroom, three-bath house has a new kitchen and a wood-burning fireplace. 

Berkshire County Board of Realtors

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In 2018, Vogue called Great Barrington, Massachusetts "one of the most charming towns in the Berkshires," noting the long-time popular summer destination was seeing renewed interest from younger New Yorkers, thanks to its natural beauty, access to hiking, farm-to-table eateries, live music joints, and funky retail stores. 

Indeed, there's a lot to love here. For outdoorsy types, there's Monument Mountain, whose 1,642-foot summit, Squaw Peak, offers up views of the Housatonic River Valley and the Catskills. In the winter, Great Barrington is home to the Ski Butternut resort on Warner Mountain. There's also the Housatonic River Walk, a short but lovely trail along downtown's center, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, and Windy Hill Farm, which has an apple orchard, a blueberry field, and lots of plants for sale.

Eateries like Prairie Whale and Baba Louie's Pizza are popular with summer visitors and locals alike, and the Egremont Barn, which has drinks and live music, is a thriving late-night spot. Great Barrington also has a slew of antique and vintage stores, funky food shops like Rubiner's Cheesemongers and Grocers, and you can see live music and theater at the historic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

And though Great Barrington's star is rising, real estate here is still much lower-priced than what you might find in the Hamptons or Hudson River Valley. Take, for instance, this three-bedroom, three-bath house at 132 Christian Hill Rd., now on the market for $429,000. The house was built in 1985 and recently renovated, per the listing; it opens with a charming living room with a wood-burning fireplace.

The living room's also got some big windows with nature views.

The kitchen was recently renovated and outfitted with stainless steel appliances.

The kitchen flows into an open dining room. There's also an island with space for seating.

The peaceful-looking, light-filled four-season room is a new addition, according to the listing.

The master bedroom is on the first floor and has an en-suite bath.

There are washer/dryer units attached to the master bedroom as well.

There's another bedroom on the second floor, this one with a skylight.

And a third bedroom, also on the second floor.

The second level's also got a "bonus room" you can use as office space or another living room.

And here's one of the baths.

Outdoor space includes a lush front and backyard.

In addition to a gorgeous front garden.

The house is just under a three-hour drive from Manhattan.