Sheldon Good & Co. Luxury Real Estate Announces Auction of Historic Berkshires Estate

Jul 22, 2015, 14:32 ET from Sheldon Good & Company

NEW YORK, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheldon Good & Company Luxury Real Estate, a New York-based luxury real estate auction firm, announces the offering of Southmayd Farm, an historic 80-acre estate at 2 Glendale Middle Road, Stockbridge, Mass., in the heart of the Berkshires.  Totaling 11,000 square feet, the estate is guaranteed to sell at or above the starting bid of $8.5 million.  The auction will be held on August 22.

The estate is owned by Jamie Kiggen, a former partner at Blackstone and founder of his own financial advisory firm.  Built in 1870 by prominent attorney Charles Southmayd on land once owned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the estate has been meticulously restored in every detail.  It is situated along a mile of Housatonic River frontage, between the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Stockbridge Golf Club, within walking distance of downtown Stockbridge and a short drive from Tanglewood and Great Barrington.

In addition to the eight-bedroom mansion, situated on the estate are the original carriage house, a conservatory and formal gardens, a pool with cabanas, and a three-bedroom guest cottage.  A studio building offers three heated garage bays and a loft apartment with kitchen and bath.  A horse barn complex features five large box stalls, equipment barn and paddocks.

The residence itself, spanning more than 8,500 square feet and containing eight fireplaces, has been completely renovated and updated with the latest amenities and technology.  The original woodwork, flooring, doors and windows, carved mantelpieces, and plaster moldings have been fully restored.  The home contains a library, music room and formal dining room, in addition to a family room, office, kitchen/dining combo and sun room.  There are four full baths and two partial baths.

The kitchen features stone counters and sinks and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. These include a 48-inch Viking range-top with six burners and a grill, two Viking ovens, two sub-zero refrigerators, two Miele dishwashers and a custom range hood. A large pantry with marble counters, glass-fronted cabinetry, two bar sinks, and a separate set of appliances completes a kitchen layout designed for gourmet cooking and extensive entertaining.

The residence's systems include central air conditioning, radiant and hydronic warm air heat, Wi-Fi, alarm, security cameras, built-in Bowers & Wilkins speakers with Niles audio controls, and Lutron lighting. 

"This magnificent estate, dating from the Gilded Age, has been impeccably rebuilt and restored," said Craig Post, executive director of Sheldon Good Luxury Real Estate. "The mansion is of a scale and style that is extremely comfortable, with its casual contemporary spaces balanced by elegant public rooms that can accommodate grand entertaining.  The main residence and its complex of buildings are situated in the midst of splendid, expansive grounds bounded by the Housatonic River, with beautiful views of the Berkshire Hills."

The property will be open for viewing by appointment only.  To make an appointment, call (800) 315-2199.   For more information, please visit

Luxury real estate auctions have been the preferred choice of sophisticated buyers and sellers of luxury properties for many years.  These properties command the attention often associated with fine art, where generating global attention determines a fair-market price for the property within a defined period of time, said Sheldon Good.

About Sheldon Good & Co. Luxury Real Estate
Sheldon Good & Co. is a luxury real estate auction firm headquartered in New York City.  The company specializes in selling luxury properties throughout the United States and Caribbean with values ranging from $2 million to $25 million. For more information, visit

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