Homes in the Berkshires Colonial with Pool, Solar benefits, and Acreage
- 2003Year Built
Superbly designed and crafted late 1700s early 1800's reproduction colonial built in 2003 & 2004 offering privacy yet just a brief pleasant stroll to the Williams College campus, to the theater, to shops, the library, and restaurants. Bordered on one side by the picturesque Hemlock Brook, this handsome, spacious, comfortable and abundantly detailed home offers 3.6 acres of privacy and choices not found anywhere else in the heart of Williamstown MA. One approaches the home along a curving paved driveway and first notes the two-sided covered porch which wraps the house in cozy comfort. No attention to detail has been spared and every possible enhancement has been included. Prepare to be enthralled with the history and detail of this home. Close enough to the town to be comfy but far enough out to be private. The owner has spared no effort in creating the unique persona of this lovely reproduction home. Truly architecturally perfect.
35 Bulkley St. General Information
- Please explain the difference and pros/cons between open and closed cell foam. Open is better as sound attenuation and closed is able to be used as a vapor barrier and against foundations. Both have similar R-values.
- Please explain the flood plain status for 35 Bulkley St. e of the FEMA certification letter for 35 Bulkley. I have a FEMA certification the house is above the flood hazard level and thus no flood insurance is required. During extreme flooding conditions the basement will fill to a foot or two of water but will also empty very quickly back into the ground. There is nothing in the basement other than the sump pump and as such there is no harm done to any equipment. All heating, AC, wiring etc. are in the garage well above any flood hazard.
- What is the correct name of the kitchen granite counter tops? It is called Rosewood.
- Is there a central vacuum system in the house? Yes
- What are the exterior walls; 2x4 or 2x6? Existing building is 2x4 and new construction is 2x6.
- Is the heating system zoned or simply controlled by adjusting the dampers in each room? There a 4 zones for the house. Each zone has zone control dampers that are controlled by the thermostat. No manual adjustment of dampers is required.
- Is there HEPA air filtration on the system? HEPA filters can be used in the air handler for the furnace.
- The name of the Brazilian hardwood flooring in 35. Brazilian Cherry.
- The dimensions of the pool. 16’x33’
- The general date range you were portraying with finishes in the house and particularly in the living room I would say 1700’s to early 1800’s.
- The fireplace in the Master bedroom is natural gas.
- The roofing shingles are in theory “lifetime”. Is that defined anywhere as to a practical life expectancy? Is there a warranty on the roofing shingles and if so do you have the details somewhere? It was a lifetime warranty for the original owner and maybe one transfer. Regardless, a lifetime warranty implies a 50 year shingle.
- Can you please provide twelve month fuel and electric cost figures? (Separately for both houses please) See below for income and utilities for 2015 and 2016. The 2015 figure is an educated guess for utilities because they were not separately kept track of until half way through the year.
- Please mention any special features that we may not have covered. For example, you mentioned the two shallow wells that serve for the heat pump system for 35. You also said those are shut off in the coldest part of the year. Please provide details for this system that I can pass along. Also please explain the current roof mounted and heat pump systems and what they provide for (domestic hot water or pre-heating for baseboard heat for example). The shallow wells are the supply and return water sources for the ground source (geothermal) heat pump system that provides the primary heating and cooling for both houses. Because they are shallow wells, they get more temperature fluctuation than a drilled well. If the water temperature goes below 40 degrees then the heat pumps will switch to their backup heating source which is natural gas for #35 and electric for #37. This usually occurs for about a month in the February/March timeframe. The solar hot water system on the roof of #35 provide preheated water for the gas fired hot water tank. There is also a separate solar hot water tank for storing hot water. The solar should take care of most of the hot water needs. There is also the capability to dump any excess solar hot water heat into the pool or hot tub.
Superbly designed and crafted late 1700s early 1800's reproduction colonial built in 2003 & 2004 offering privacy yet just a brief pleasant stroll to the Williams College campus, to the theater, to shops, the library and restaurants. Bordered on one side by the picturesque Hemlock Brook, this handsome, spacious, comfortable and abundantly detailed home offers 3.6 acres of privacy and choices not found in the heart of Williamstown. One approaches the home along a curving paved driveway and first notes the two sided covered porch harkening to the home's prior incarnation dating to the early 1900's. That first impression is quickly altered as you enter the house. Please continue reading by clicking on ''More'' link
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- Address35 Bulkley St
- Area NameBerkshire - North
- Elementary SchoolWilliamstown
- StreetBulkley St
- Building Number35
- Exterior Features
- Deciduous Shade Trees
- Exterior Lighting
- Mature Landscaping
- Pool - In Ground
- Public Transportation within 1/2 Mile
- Trash Private
- Counter Grill
- Range Hood
- Green FeaturesInsulated Windows, ProgramThermostat, Solar Features, Solar Panels Owned
- Has PoolY
- Floor InformationCeramic, Wood
- Approximate Age15
- Year Built2003
- Total Full Baths3
- Half Baths1
- Square Feet3,479
- Partial Baths1
- Dining Room DescriptionFrench Doors to Patio, Pool, Outdoor Grill
- Dining Room Length14
- Dining Room Width1410
- Master Bath Level2
- Master Bedroom DescriptionGas Fireplace
- Master Bedroom Width20
- Master Bedroom Length197
- Master Bath DescriptionJet tub, separate shower, heated floor
- Kitchen Length15
- Kitchen DescriptionIsland, Granite, Commercial Grade Appls.
- Kitchen Level1
- Total Rooms9
- Kitchen Width19
- Living Room DescriptionSuperb detail, fireplace
- Living Room Width26
- Living Room Level1
- Living Room Length157
- Interior Features
- Alarm System
- Cable Avail
- Central Vacuum
- Fireplace (s)
- Granite Counter
- Jet Tub
- Radiant Heat
- Walk In Closet(s)
- Basement DescriptionConcrete Floor, Interior Access, Partial, Sump Pump, Unfinished
- DesignWood Frame
- Bedroom 4 Width134
- Bedroom 4 Level2
- Bedroom 4 Length104
- Bedroom 3 Width118
- Bedroom 2 Level2
- Bedroom 2 Length12
- Bedroom 2 DescriptionAlso serves as the Media Room, deck
- Bedroom 2 Width25
- Bedroom 3 Level2
- Bedroom 3 Length10
- List Price$975,000
- Virtual TourClick Here
- Property TypeResidential - Single Family
- Parking Spaces3
- ExteriorClapboard, Wood
- GarageAttached, Auto Opener, Heated, Insulated, Multiple
- Lot DescriptionPaved Drive, Shared Drive
- Sq Feet of Land156816
- Property ViewY
- Pool DescriptionIn-Ground
- Property View DescriptionPastoral, Scenic, Seasonal, Water
- Has WaterfrontY
- Water ViewN
- Water Body TypeBrook, Frontage on Water
- List Date10/20/2017
- Sq Ft SourceAssessor
- Annual Tax$13,858
- Tax Year04/23/2018
- View Count321
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