Stockbridge mansion sold for record $9.8M
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A 126-year-old Stockbridge mansion has been sold for $9.8 million in a transaction thought to be the most expensive residential real estate deal in Berkshire County history.
According to records at the county Registry of Deeds, the 55,000-square-foot Elm Court mansion on 44 acres of land was sold by longtime owners, Robert and Sonya Berle, to Front Yard LLC of Denver.
Elm Court was built in 1886 as the summer home of William Douglas Sloane, whose family owned a furniture company, and Emily Thorn Vanderbilt, the granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Robert Berle is a descendant of Sloane.
Town Administrator Jorja-Ann Marsden tells The Berkshire Eagle she thinks the new owners plan to run Elm Court as a hotel and spa.
The previous high was about $7 million.