• $1,575,000List Price
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 6Bathrooms
  • 73Acreage
  • 1890Year Built
  • 8,000Square Feet

TRULY MAGNIFICENT - Welcome to Brookside Lodge, an enchanting Berkshire estate with a fascinating history. Spanning 73 acres, it started as a YMCA camp in the 1800s and later became Ted Shawn's retreat in the 1930s while he established Jacob’s Pillow. Talented dancers hailing from every corner of the globe made this unique estate a cherished summer home and families from NYC and beyond flocked here for the perfect summer escape, embracing an array of activities from hiking, swimming and tennis and enjoying the tranquility of country life. The property has recently had numerous renovations with the goal of becoming a destination spot once more, and great care was taken to blend modern comforts with its timeless charm. A new 11 bedroom septic has been installed, all buildings were painted in 2021, new electrical service and wiring throughout, and much of the demo and framing has already been done. The property consists of the main lodge, the grand lodge, and the iconic Ted Shawn house.

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Basic Information

  • Bedrooms4
  • Mls StatusActive
  • Bathroom6
  • Lot Features Cleared, Gentle Sloping, Level, Sloped
  • Parcel Number 3972305
  • Road Frontage DescriptionPaved


  • BasementPartial, Unfinished
  • Building Area Units Square Feet
  • Construction Materials Frame
  • FireplaceYes
  • Fireplaces Total 1
  • FoundationBrick/Mortar
  • Patio And Porch Features Deck - Wood
  • Property StyleColonial
  • Rooms8
  • Window Features Insulated Windows
  • Year Built1890
  • Year Built Details Actual
  • Year Built Source Public Records

Water Body

  • Waterfront Features Stream

Tax Information

  • Tax Assessed Value $643,800
  • Tax Year 2023
  • Taxes$11,479

Basic Information

  • List Price$1,575,000
  • MLS Number73144879
  • Modification Date01/15/2024
  • Property SubTypeSingle Family Residence


  • Acreage73


  • Flooring Hardwood


  • Exterior Features Deck - Wood
  • RoofShingle

Property Information

  • Square Feet8,000
  • Building Area Source Other
  • Living Area 8,000
  • Lot Size Square Feet 3,179,880
  • Lot Size Units Acres
  • View YN Yes


  • Parking Spaces50
  • Parking Features Off Street


  • Bathrooms Total Decimal 5
  • Full Bath4
  • Half Baths2


  • Address14 Johnson Hill Road
  • Building Number14
  • CountyHampden
  • StateMA
  • StreetJohnson Hill Road
  • TownChester
  • Zip01011


  • Cooling Other
  • Cooling YN Yes
  • Electric Circuit Breakers,200+ Amp Service
  • Heat SystemYes
  • Heating Other
  • Sewer Private Sewer
  • Water Source Private


  • AmenitiesShopping, Walk/Jog Trails, Conservation Area, Highway Access, Public School


  • Buyer Agency Compensation2
  • Date Listed08/04/2023
  • Farm Land Area Units Square Feet

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Listed by Jill Vincent Lapan and Kristin Trytko of Canon Real Estate,Inc.

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