A private estate overlooking the Worcester Range, Deerwood encompasses more than 240 acres of woodlands threaded by miles of trails, lovely, landscaped gardens, an orchard, five ponds, and a tennis court.
The centerpiece of the estate is a contemporary wood-frame home built in homage to the iconic covered bridges of New England. Spanning 140 feet long and 20 feet wide, the residence sits directly atop a little creek with a waterfall, an affectionate nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Inside are 4,800 square feet of airy interiors with beautiful wood finishes handcrafted by local artisans. The main level, encased in glass walls, is a continuous open space, modulated by internal structures in beadboard paneling.
The spacious reception lounge backs into the living room with its monumental slate fireplace and low-rise service bar. Then the dining space opens to the kitchen, with beadboard paneling concealing the service spaces. The peaked ceiling, supported by a series of exposed trusses, rises to 18.5 feet. Outside, shaded wooden decks flank both sides and feed to an open wood-floored patio.
The lower level, reached by an elegant oak and maple spiral staircase, accommodates the sumptuous primary suite, a guest bedroom, office/library, and an attached heated garage. Further accommodations include a wood-frame guest house and a caretaker’s apartment.