Real estate agent sells Egremont home -- his own -- for $2.45 million


EGREMONT -- A real estate agent who helped broker the largest residential property transaction in the Berkshires in 2013 has sold his own home and some adjacent property for $2.45 million.

Stephen R. Schoenfeld and Penelope P. Hudnut sold their home at 26 Millard Road to Jeffrey and Allison Winter for $2.3 million, according to documents on file at the Southern Berkshire Register of Deeds in Great Barrington.

They also sold a 3.1 acre parcel that abuts the home to the Winters for $150,000. It is the largest residential property transaction in the Berkshires so far this year.

Schoenfeld, a retired financier who became a real estate agent three years ago, and his real estate partner, Joanna Swydz, sold a 15-acre property on Baldwin Hill Road for $4.6 million last September.

The Millard Road home, which Schoenfeld built in 1999, is located on 14.6 acres and contains 6,800 square feet. The home is above Prospect Lake, and contains views of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, according to the listing. The house first went on the market in July.

Schoenfeld, who still lives in Egremont, said he and his wife sold the home because their children are located in different areas of the country, and don't visit as often as they used to.

"We love the house; we eloped on the property," he said. "But 6,800 square feet for two people... It was a lot of space."

He said the Winters plan to use the adjoining 3 acre parcel to build a guesthouse.

Schoenfeld, who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., spent 42 years in the financial services industry, a stint that included managing the New York Stock Exchange floor for two nationally known brokerage houses.

"I fell in love with the Berkshires in 1981 when a friend took me up skiing," he said. "I said to myself I'm going to move up here some day."

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