Party like Sinatra for $1.3 million when you purchase this 1960s Massachusetts pillow

A beautifully restored mid-century modern home with stunning details is available for $1,325,000 in Ware, MA.

The 1960s-era home includes a circular ipe-wood kitchen and a Sinatra-themed ballroom.

Nestled between “serenity and fun,” 68 Old Gilbertville Road offers easy access to a variety of desirable Massachusetts locations – including the cities of Amherst and Northampton.

The 7-acre property borders the protected forests and hiking trails of Quabbin Reservoir, the state’s largest inland body of water.

“The forested landscape of Quabbin Reservoir entertains in every season,” says the listing agent. Susan White. “You’re minutes from trails, parks and a vibrant arts community.”

Renovation of housing

Fantastic redesign by area architect Sigrid Miller Pauline Waiting inside the 1965 building.

“As you pass the stone columns on a circular path, you enter a welcoming foyer with an elegant curved wall that leads you through a yoga room or office covered in shoji screens,” White says.

68 Old Gilbertville Road




Dining area




Round ipe wood feature


Living room with shoji screen ceiling detail


One of 4.5 bathrooms


One of three bedrooms


Party room




The open plan main room includes a kitchen, dining room and living room space.

“The chef’s kitchen hidden behind the planters has Meile, Wolf and Franke appliances housed on 13-foot custom quartz islands,” says White. “Choose to dine in the velvet lounge banquette, or grab a quick meal at the live counter.”

This Brazilian pine bar with wine refrigerator is ready for all your cocktail parties. Another impressive ipe wood design – a multi-purpose circular storage cabinet (which houses a refrigerator) – also adorns the kitchen space. This unique structure was created based on the owners’ desire to have a kitchen that deviates from ordinary designs. The box is checked!

White points out that the updated sleeping spaces are also somewhat of a departure from the norm.

“The bedroom wing has multiple en-suite bathrooms and the master suite includes a fireplace, dressing room and Carrara marble bath waterfall,” she says.

But the wonders of this mid-century gem don’t stop there. Head downstairs for an experience from the past, namely the “Sinatra-style” party room. The dramatic space features an antique padded bar and two fireplaces. The space currently features a flat-screen TV, vintage decor and a pool table, White says.

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