With more than 10,000 square feet of living space, the former estate of Yankee Candle founder Michael J. Kittredge II puts a spin on the typical log cabin aesthetic.
Spread out over several structures in the bucolic Western Massachusetts community of Leverett, 6 Amherst Road is the epitome of rustic luxury. Listed at $3,990,000, the estate, which was built in 1998, features everything you could desire from a rural retreat, ranging from a big stone fireplace and a waterfall to a yoga hut.
Set on 10 rolling acres, the log cabin-style main home is reachable by a stone step walkway, while a waterfall cascades out front. Step inside the 8,000-square-foot home, and you’ll find every amenity you could desire. The great room, helmed by an impressive stone fireplace, is the ultimate gathering space under the vaulted log ceiling. It has a custom lighting system and surround sound, and the house comes furnished.
Continue into the dining area, where a wall of curved windows highlights the natural beauty of the setting. The kitchen features high-end appliances, granite countertops, an eight-burner range with a dual oven, and two wall ovens.
There are four bedroom suites in the main house, all on the main floor. Every bedroom has its own fireplace and built-in mini-fridge. The only suite that’s a bit different is the bedroom considered the primary one. It has a walk-in shower, while the other suites have tubs.
A grand staircase leads from the main level to a loft overlooking the rest of the home.
On the lower level, you’ll find a finished basement impeccably crafted with stone. There’s also a wet bar and a massive dressing room, as well as a laundry room with six washers and dryers. Outside, there’s a detached, three-car garage.
In addition to the main house, there is also a four-bed, three-bath guest house, which measures roughly 1300 to 1400 square feet. It has a walk-out basement apartment and a two-car garage. (However, that guest cottage does not come furnished.)
There is also a separate yoga hut.
While the estate is located on 10 acres, the final sale acreage is negotiable. But no matter what, the property is a peaceful oasis in the middle of Western Massachusetts.
“It’s really important to highlight the fact that it’s extremely private, and it’s a getaway,” said Stone, who points out the home is less than a half hour from Northampton Airport. “It’s a true opportunity to have a place away from others. If the buyer is looking for a place to find serenity, I have not seen a house more capable of giving it.”
The property is only 10 minutes from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Kittredge died in 2019, and the home is in a trust.