Middle Earth

A family home built around favorite natural resources



Photos by John Gruen

Mountains or beach. Lake or ocean. The decision for us was years in the making. You see, my husband, Rich, grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, minutes from the Jersey shore, and spent his summer days at the beach with his mother and older siblings. I, in contrast, went to sleepaway camp in upstate New York and New Hampshire, logging nine summers on the shores of pristine mountain lakes. After nearly two decades of countless weekends and vacations spent in Berkshire County inns, B&Bs, house rentals, motels, and campgrounds, Rich finally determined that he was ready to choose the mountains for hiking and skiing, and the lakes for kayaking and swimming. 

The end result of that agreement is the house we recently built in Stockbridge, a place for us and our three children—Nicole, 22, Emily, 20, and Simon, 15—to come together and spend time both now and into the future. But the journey to this current place was a circuitous one, inspiring many lessons in Berkshires real estate, construction, and a bit of marital compromise. 

When our search began in 2009, Rich and I agreed that we were hoping to have a water element on our land—only we had different ideas about how that water would be depicted. As a writer, nature lover, and positivity-psychology life coach, at the top of my wish list was a property with a natural body of water as a source of inspiration and serenity—a creek, a brook, a stream, a pond, a lake—any would do. And Rich, a lifelong swimmer, was insistent that our house have an in-ground pool so he could swim laps from spring until fall. 

With no specific location in mind, we looked at houses from Hillsdale to Lee, Monterey to Richmond, quickly realizing that finding a house delivering both of our priorities—the natural body and the pool—would be more challenging than we’d thought. One summer afternoon, we met our real-estate broker, Dawn Farley, at a property on Interlaken Cross Road, its driveway a private road called Penny Royal Lane after the pennyroyal mint plant. Driving through a towering grove of pine trees, we passed a small, rundown cottage on the left, a fenced-in berry patch on the right, and continued up the drive to a three-bedroom house with slate-blue shingles. We walked through the house, only 20 years old and in very good shape. Stepping across the wooden back deck, we trudged through the snow, down the long, sloping yard, and there it was—the outlet of the Stockbridge Bowl peeking beneath large patches of ice. 

While the house was large enough for our family of five, our dream house had more space to accommodate extended family and friends—and we were hoping for a place that didn’t require work (naïve as that seems now).

The following winter, we rented a house near Butternut Basin during our children’s winter vacation. After skiing one afternoon, we went house-hunting again with Dawn, who led us onto a vaguely familiar private road and through that grove of pines—Penny Royal Lane. When we got out of the car, I asked Dawn why we were here. She apologized, having forgotten we’d already seen it, but Rich suggested we take another look. Many things had changed since we’d begun our search the previous summer; mainly we realized that we’d need to do make concessions—and renovate—in order to get what we ultimately desired. We suddenly saw the enormous potential before us and realized we could eventually create what we both envisioned for our family. 

We spent two years in the blue house, getting familiar with our land and how the light and vistas change with each season. We watched eagerly each summer as the blueberries in the patch ripened for picking, the trees blossomed in all their grandeur, and the glistening lake water at the bottom of the long yard provided a home for swarms of new ducklings. We bought a couple of kayaks, and Rich, an engineer and president of  Jonard Tools, made a routine of paddling to the Beachwood beach, part of a private neighborhood association, swimming laps, and then paddling home. We talked about rebuilding the house. 

With the guidance and expertise of architects Alan Clark and Phil Hamm, builder Gregg Wellenkamp and interior designer Elena Letteron, we worked on plans slowly, tweaking them as we went along. We wanted to build a contemporary house with lots of windows so we could see nature unfold during every season and the filtering light from multiple angles. There was a desire to create common spaces where our family could be together—playing games, watching movies, sitting by the fire—as well as cozy areas where someone could curl up and read.  

Not wanting to sacrifice any time spent in Stockbridge during the building process, we decided first to rebuild the uninsulated red cottage—long ago rented to a Boston Symphony Orchestra musician for 13 summers—so we could stay there during the construction of the main house. One afternoon, while showing the architectural drawings for the new cottage to my mother-in-law, she came up with an ingenious idea. “If you are planning to rebuild where the main house sits now, why don’t you just move it to where the red cottage is?” And so we did.

Gregg Wellenkamp confirmed that the blue house was similar in size to the cottage, so he built a new foundation, and had the blue house moved to its new location. To comply with the cottage’s footprint, however, we removed one room from the house, which we have since recycled as a boat house for storage. 

Once settled in our new guest cottage, we were able to watch the building of the new house every step of the way. It was important that our family and guests enjoy views of the lake and surrounding trees, so each of the four bedrooms (one has two sets of bunkbeds) on the second floor has windows facing the back.

Although the house can accommodate a crowd, Rich and I needed to feel comfortable in the space when we are there on our own, so we put the master bedroom on the main floor, where we each have a small office—mine off the master and his off the living room. Dedicated to making the house as environmentally responsible and energy efficient as possible, we installed a geothermal-heating system as well as solar panels on the roof.

Needless to say, Rich got his pool, which is built for swimming laps, and we chose a grey-blue pool surface to match the color of the lake. Because the house is contemporary and its exterior uses a variety of elements—fiber-cement clapboard, stucco, and corrugated metal—we wanted the landscaping, designed by Chris Tomich of Tomich Landscape Design & Construction in Sheffield, to be simple and monotone. 

Having a house on the outlet to the Stockbridge Bowl has deepened our connection to the area in ways we didn’t anticipate. When we bought the land, we were unaware of the lake’s history (it was once home to the Mahican Indians); its rich, varied wildlife (herons and giant snapping turtles are regularly seen); and that we share its shores with two of my favorite local institutions—Tanglewood and Kripalu. More recently, Rich joined the board of the Stockbridge Bowl Association (SBA) as its assistant treasurer.

While we built our Stockbridge home with a nod toward the future and a growing extended family, we did what we could to lure our kids along the way. During our first summer here in 2010, we surprised Nicole, Emily, and Simon with a trampoline. Then came the paddle boards. We’ve since managed to provide additional enticements with the hope that the kids actually want to spend time here. For now, they do.


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The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of Robert Deyber Master Artist from 4-7 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and runs through Jan 31, 2018. Robert Deyber is an American artist...

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Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road
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Gunn Memorial Library
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Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

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Bruce Museum
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Tuesdays. Ages 13 and up. Multi-instrumentalist, teacher and performer Rob Sanzone will teach ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs from many musical genres. A limited number of...

Cost: Free

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Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissey Road
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Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Cost: Free

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Department of Social Services
112 E Post Road
White Plains, NY  10601
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New Morning Market
129 Main St N
Woodbury, CT  06798
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Pequot Library
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Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

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1 Museum Drive
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The Barn at Egremont Village Inn
17 Main Street
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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
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The Housatonic Museum of Art is proud to present its next exhibition, When Caged Birds Sing by Ann Weiner.  The exhibit features eight life-size sculptures that represent current day...

Cost: free

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Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT  06604
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Sponsor: Housatonic Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-332-5052
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Sports fans, skiers, skaters, hockey players and families who are looking forward to watching the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on television … this “Museum After Dark” event is for...

Cost: Free

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Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Watch the documentary film, “Forgotten Farms” (80 min.) followed by a discussion with the film’s director and producer. The film gives us a glimpse into the past and a vision for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
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Stamford EMS is offering a new Bleeding Control Basics course that teaches how to stop bleeding until medical help can arrive. Developed in response to mass casualty incidents throughout the...

Cost: $25

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Stamford EMS
684 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT  06902
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Satisfaction returns to ‘paint it black’ in the black box that is StageOne. Don’t miss the international touring tribute show dedicated to “The World’s Greatest...

Cost: Price:$28 Members Save:$3 /tckt

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Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets is coming to Ridgefield: six-time Grammy Award nominee, Brandy Clark! Best known for her hit “Stripes” she has also found success as a...

Cost: $40

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Telephone: (203) 438-5795
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The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of Jivan Wolf master jeweler from 4-7 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and runs through Jan 31, 2018. Jivan Wolf hand fabricates jewelry...

Cost: Free

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Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
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Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

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Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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EVERY THURSDAY | 7:30 PM - 10:00 pm Music | Spoken Word | Comedy | More Hosted by Don Lowe Hunt Hill Farm is excited to announce OpenMic night every Thursday night.  Please stop by to...

Cost: donation

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Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of Robert Deyber Master Artist from 4-7 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and runs through Jan 31, 2018. Robert Deyber is an American artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
Washington Depot, CT  06793
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CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Regeneration, on view from December 2nd – January 27th, featuring sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk.  The artist will be at the gallery...

Cost: FREE

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CYNTHIA-REEVES
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North Adams, MA  01247
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Live music featuring The Alpaca Gnomes! Come out of the cold and welcome the weekend at FTC Winter Jam. Cold beer, warm vibes, and fun hanging out with your friends and neighbors! Sponsored...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Featuring former Rolling Stones sax player: Crispin Cioe Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity Terrapin is the region’s Ultimate Grateful Dead Experience. They have performed over 160...

Cost: $25

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Telephone: (203) 438-5795
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Weston Middle School’s Theater Group, Short Wharf, is performing Once on This Island JR in the Weston High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, January...

Cost: $10 and $7

Where:
Weston High School
115 School Road
Weston, CT  06883
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Grassroots bluegrass with a subtle twang, The Black Lillies are a modern take on country and rapidly becoming a sensation. Rolling Stone calls them one of "the...

Cost: Price:$22 Members Save:$3 /tckt

Where:
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Cost: Free

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10 Titus Road
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Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

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Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
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Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca. Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Željko...

Cost: $25 adults / $10 21 and under

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14 Castle Street
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Cost: $95

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Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farm
Telephone: 860.355.0300
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During the 38th Annual Photography Show, join us for coffee and conversation with visitors and other exhibiting photographers. This event will be on Saturday, January 27 from 10am-Noon at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave.
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
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Henna is a form of temporary body art that has been used by many cultures across India, Northern Africa and the Middle East for thousands of years.  Learn about what henna is, where it comes...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
New Morning Market
129 Main St N
Woodbury, CT  06798
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Cost: $15

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Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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(Snow date: February 10) The Connecticut State Library, in partnership with the Bruce Museum, will hold a Digitization Day to record and digitize the WWI stories and artifacts of...

Cost: Free for participating families

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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Cost: $15

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Telephone: (203) 438-5795
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The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of Robert Deyber Master Artist from 4-7 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and runs through Jan 31, 2018. Robert Deyber is an American artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
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Cost: FREE

Where:
CYNTHIA-REEVES
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA  01247
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Come join us for another incredible evening of music with 4 local singer songwriters performing original music upstairs in the handicapped accessible Community Room. Doors open at 7 pm. Snacks will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Morning Market
129 Main St N
Woodbury, CT  06798
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Spellbinding songstress Julie Benko, who most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof, returns to her hometown of Fairfield to celebrate the release of her debut album...

Cost: Price:$25 No Member Discount

Where:
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from Carmen. Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran,...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA  01247
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Barts Tree Service Comedy Series Together, Bruce and Judy will fill the BIG & TALL order of making you laugh and laugh!  BRUCE VILANCH is a six-time Emmy Award-winning comic who’s...

Cost: $39.50

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Local greats, the Picky Bastards hit The Barn! With Rob Sanzone and Chris Merenda. Amazing rockin' party band always gets the room moving with their great sound and unique covers.

Cost: $15

Where:
The Barn at Egremont Village Inn
17 Main Street
South Egremont, MA  01258
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Sponsor: The Barn
Telephone: 141-352-81570
Contact Name: Jenny Rubin
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The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of Jivan Wolf master jeweler from 4-7 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and runs through Jan 31, 2018. Jivan Wolf hand fabricates jewelry...

Cost: Free

Where:
Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
Washington Depot, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Byrde + the b
Telephone: 212 255 6247
Contact Name: Steven Miller
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Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut December 2, 2017 – March 4, 2018 The early 1960s marked a significant turning point in American printmaking: the rise of communal studios provided...

Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market hosts over 15 local vendors, farmers, bakers, artists and makers on most Saturdays from 10am - 1pm,  and is one of the few...

Cost: free

Where:
Litchfield Community Center
Route 202
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market
Telephone: 860-567-3871
Contact Name: Kay Carroll
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Weston Middle School’s Theater Group, Short Wharf, is performing Once on This Island JR in the Weston High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, January...

Cost: $10/$7

Where:
Weston High School
115 School Road
Weston, CT  06883
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Sponsor: Weston Middle School Short Wharf
Contact Name: Catherine Revzon
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Set in 1931 Berlin, a struggling American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, travels to Germany for inspiration  but finds himself caught in the beginnings of the Nazi uprising. He finds solace in the...

Cost: $23-$26

Where:
Thomaston Opera House
158 Main St.
Thomaston, CT  06787
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Sponsor: Landmark Community Theatre
Telephone: 860-283-6250
Contact Name: Jeffrey Dunn
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