History

As you admire the majesty of the setting and open the front door, you enter into the life of a unique community.

Riverbrook Residence for Women with Developmental Disabilities

Riverbrook Residence, an historic 1912 "Berkshire Cottage," now provides state-of-the-art facilities for women with disabilities

Originally the gracious Riverbrook mansion was the home of renowned painter and stained glass artist Frederic Crowninshield, whose son, Frank, was the first editor of Vanity Fair. The main house, which includes eight enormous bedrooms, a drawing room, library, formal dining room and office complex, is considered a Berkshire cottage, a lavish summer home. Construction of George deGersdorff's architectural plan was completed around 1912 with the building boasting steel beams as major support - a rarity in Stockbridge at that early date.

As you admire the majesty of the setting and open the front door, you enter into the life of a unique community. Each woman, with her own poignant history, has found a place in this warm home as they pursue a full and meaningful life.