Sharing luxury in the shared economy. Carbon Neutral.
Oct 31, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
Luxury for everyone. Renovation of an historic luxury estate for middle-class family gatherings. Sharing economy. Lower cost per person than standard hotel rooms. Sustainable. Carbon neutral, no single-use amenities, reclaimed building materials. Robust vacation market. Year-round tourist activities. Cultural epicenter. MASS MoCA, Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow are among the many cultural neighbors. Local commitment. Sponsor plans to donate 1% of total rental income to The Elizabeth Freeman Center, a local service cahrity supporting victims of domestic abuse and assault.
This is Shared Estates' second planned remodel of a historic luxury estate in the Berkshires for the sharing economy. The Kemble Berkshires, in Lenox, MA, is one of the last Massachusetts "Great Estates." A 15,000 sf mansion built in 1881 for a U.S Secretary of State, this property was recently renovated 10 years ago, and the main focus will be to upgrade key features and apply a modern, minimalist design and living art gallery aesthetic to spaces, as well as adding a games room, virtual reality gaming center, and four additional bedrooms, increasing the bedroom count from 9 to 13. A commercial kitchen will also be added to the basement. Outside, the plan is to add a 3,000 square foot bluestone patio, pool, tennis court and lounge area, as well as a one-acre vineyard and gardens for property-to-table produce.