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5 This large, partly forested prop­erty near Welles­ley is a triple at­trac­tion. Tour guests can visit a “party barn” and a re­built log cabin as well as en­joy re­fresh­ments and a sealed bid auc­tion.

The own­ers, who have held the prop­erty for 30 years, added an elab­o­rate new build­ing three years ago, nam­ing it their “party barn.” The struc­ture is made from lum­ber milled from trees har­vested on site, and the win­dows and bal­conies over­look a veg­etable gar­den as well as dis­tant hills.

The in­te­rior has a gran­ite fire­place and a cen­tral en­ter­tain­ment area with ta­bles and chairs res­cued from the old Tran­syl­va­nia Club.

The nearby cottage was once a butcher’s shop in St. Ja­cobs. The build­ing was care­fully dis­man­tled and re­assem­bled on the Welles­ley prop­erty in the 1980s. The main floor fea­tures a mod­ern bath­room, but the sit­ting room, kitchen and bed­room re­flect a by­gone age. It is fur­nished with an­tiques and col­lectibles, and the kitchen’s Elmira Stove blends mod­ern func­tions with 19th-cen­tury de­sign.

6 This Water­loo con­do­minium mixes con­tem­po­rary and rustic dec­o­rat­ing styles — from barn-board ac­cents to a Gus­tav Klimt print that adds drama to the laun­dry room.

Be­yond the foyer, with its strik­ing wal­nut stair­case, is a large great room en­com­pass­ing living, dining and kitchen ar­eas. The sit­ting area fea­tures an inset fire­place, nat­u­ral linen sofa and chairs, and a sisal rug.

The home’s el­e­gant flour­ishes ex­tend to the mas­ter bed­room en­suite where glass pieces are re­flected in mir­rored walls.

Through­out, the home is set off by large prints and pho­tos, tex­tured fab­rics and sur­pris­ing touches of cowhide.


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