Hadley Common
Historic, yet contemporary. Country, yet urbane. This 1795 era colonial, located on Hadley's Historic Common, is a year round vacation home. Situated on 3 acres with 650 feet of Connecticut River frontage, there are spectacular panoramic views from all 3 levels within and from the expansive mahogany decks outside.


With 4,200 square feet of light-filled living space, there are 8 plus rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The master bedroom suite has it's own balcony to enjoy the river views, breezes and Berkshires to the West. It also has one of four fireplaces. The 2 story living room has 24 feet of low E glass facing the river and is open to the gourmet kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets, 6 burner Viking cook top, double ovens and walk-in pantry. A two car attached garage, central air, standing seam metal roof, underground utilities and approximately 125 feet of Goshen stone walls and paths are just some of the modern amenities in this beautifully restored and renovated home.

Built by Andrew Cook, it was run as Cook's Tavern and Ferryman's Hotel by his son Solomon Smith and catered to the river trade at the Hadley-Hatfield crossing throughout the nineteenth century. The house, inventoried by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, features original, pegged post and beam construction and a ten by ten foot central chimney stack with four fireplaces and a beehive oven. There are new and original hobnailed wide pine floors.

Centrally located in the heart of the culturally rich Five College area, including UMass, Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges you are minutes from Amherst center and 4 minutes to vibrant downtown Northampton that has earned the following distinctions: Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine and Boston Magazine; Best Place to Retire by the New York Times; Top Small Arts Town by travel writer John Villani; Top 25 Arts Destination Town by American Style Magazine and most recently as one of the Best Small Adventure Towns by National Geographic. In 2001 Northampton was also identified as a distinctive destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Well situated and well appointed, this home is a wonderful blend of antique and modern; an exceptional home in an exceptional location. Possible tax credits.