Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres Norton Rd. 12165

erkshire Austerlitz Estate 100 Secluded Acres. This 8000 +SF home has a large indoor pool. It is built with floor tresses so there are no load bearing walls giving it many possibilities and all on 50 acres. Another 50 additional acres is also available

Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres.  Main house is 8,200 livable square feet with a 16 x 40 indoor, heated Gunite pool and 13 x 40 solarium. It is built with floor tresses so there are no load bearing walls giving it many possibilities. High-end, custom contemporary build (1986) with oversized rooms and exquisite finishing touches including cherry floors and cabinetry. Three wood-burning fireplaces. 26 x 37 Great Room with gourmet kitchen, including side-by-side SubZero refrigerator and freezer. Kitchen has double electric wall ovens, a cooking island with a five burner gas cook top. Formal living room, separate dining room, windowed study. Master bedroom and bath on main floor. Main house is currently 5 bedrooms, 3-3/4 baths with easy conversion to 8 bedrooms. 3,600 square feet of dry, unfinished basement. Attached three-car garage. Barn and paddock. Hiking and cross-country skiing at your door.

Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres

Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres

Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres

Austerlitz NY Real Estate houses land  includes the hamlets of Austerlitz, Red Rock and Spencertown and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop and Harvey Mountain famous for blueberries. Let our top independent brokers help you find great real estate.

It is close to the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood.  Austerlitz with its mountainous terrain features many luxury homes and hunting terrain. Austerlitz is a small, rural town north of Hillsdale, east of Chatham, South of Canaan and West of the Berkshires. Austerlitz NY Real Estate is in great demand.

Founded in the 1750’s, the town is rich in history – some early settlers and sons served in the Revolutionary War.    The town was organized from parts of the towns of Hillsdale, Chatham, and Canaan, March 28, 1818. A little more than one-fifteenth of the present town was taken from Chatham, a little over one-eighth from Canaan, and a little less than five-sixths from Hillsdale. From the fact that among the first settlers there were no less than twelve families of Spencers, the north part of Hillsdale had been known from the first as “Spencer’s-town.” When the division of the town was being talked up it was proposed to call the new town “New Ulm.”   When the bill erecting it passed the Legislature, however, Martin Van Buren, then a State Senator, and who, being an ardent admirer of the great Napoleon, leaped to his feet and moved to amend by calling the new town “Austerlitz.”

Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres

  The streams of Austerlitz gave rise to industries such as farming, raising sheep, and mill operations. Saw mills, grist mills, mills for wool carding and the making of cider, shingles and planes enabled the settlers to make a living. Vestiges of old milk, early gravesites and historic buildings still remain.

According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 48.8 square miles and a population of 1,453 people. The median income for a household in the town was $51,369. The per capita income for the town was $38,054.

The town was organized from parts of the towns of Hillsdale, Chatham, and Canaan on March 28, 1878. Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet, lived at Steepletop, on a more than 800-acre property that had previously been a farm and is currently a tourist attraction. A large proportion of its residents are second home owners who enjoy its rural character, scenic vistas and abundant wildlife. Its easy access to the Berkshires and Tanglewood add to its appeal.

Two programs, the Blueberry Festival and Autumn in Austerlitz, grow in popularity each year.  Blueberries, prolific on Harvey Mountain, figured prominently in the life of earlier settlers, since sale of blueberries helped them pay their taxes.  Summer now brings demonstrations of early crafts, blueberry sweets, a puppeteer, hand-made products and music – all at the Blueberry Festival.

For more information on Berkshire Austerlitz Estate 50 Secluded Acres call 800-398-8802.

For more information on the Town of Austerlitz click here.

  • Address: Austerlitz, New York 
  • Price: $749,000 
  • Property ID: 4325 
  • Town Taxes: 8540 
  • School Taxes: 16137 
  • Prop. Class: Residential 
  • County: Columbia 
  • Schools: Chatham 
  • Contact: David Birch 
  • Agent Title: Broker 
  • Cell: 518-928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Chatham Real Estate 
  • Phone: 518-392-6400 
  • Town: Austerlitz 

Property Characteristics

  • Acreage: 48