Tucked away on a hilly, wooded lot in Forest Hills is a beautiful Robert Anderson-designed home that’s rich in features and character. Located at 6009 Sherwood Drive, this home is so immersed in nature, in fact, that you easily forget that you’re just a few miles from a major metropolis. “The seclusion of this house is deceiving,” says Mary Brooke Bonadies, the listing agent selling this house. (Yes, it’s for sale!) “It is conveniently located within the heart of Forest Hills and is just a short drive to Broadway.”

This three-story house has five bedrooms and three baths, sits on nearly two beautiful acres and clocks in at a generous 3,800 square feet. The main level, upstairs and fully finished basement provide plenty of functional living spaces. Take a look inside and prepare to be wowed by the beautiful rooms, natural lighting and stunning features. It’s a knock-out, for sure!

Upon entry, it’s hard to ignore the beautiful wood flooring and open-stepped staircases — one leading up, the other down. “The exterior entrance is warm and welcoming, offering you an immediate sense of peace and tranquility,” says Mary Brooke.

The first floor is home to a warm and welcoming living area, which features high ceilings, plenty of natural lighting and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. “Once inside, you’re greeted with soaring spaces and oversized windows that spill light from every direction,” shares Mary Brooke. The living room features built-in bookcases and cabinetry, as well as a hideaway wet bar perfect for entertaining … or not. The glass doors at the back of the living room look out into a lush, green setting, which offers privacy and beauty at once. Additionally, this large bank of doors and windows allows an immense amount of natural light to flood the space at any time of day. “Natural light is a central theme in this house. The home’s position among the trees allows for privacy while, at the same time, lets filtered light fill each room,” shares Mary Brooke. “Window coverings in this house are unnecessary.” The second-story balcony overlooks the living room, creating an open feel in this inviting space.

The foyer and entry way of the home immediately showcases it's multi-level spaces to explore.

The foyer and entryway of the home immediately showcase multiple levels to explore.

The living room has high ceilings, beautiful natural lighting and a cozy wood-burning fireplace.

The living room has high ceilings, plenty of natural lighting and a cozy wood-burning fireplace.

We love all the glass and natural lighting that pours in during the daylight hours.

We love all the glass and natural light that pours in.

Just off the living room is the eat-in kitchen. Continuing with the theme of natural lighting, you can’t help but enjoy a meal with Mother Nature’s backdrop. “The views are amazing and are captured on three walls full of windows,” says Mary Brooke. “You feel like a chef in the treetops, and a sizable island invites all to gather around.” Neutral colors and unobtrusive recessed lighting make for an inviting place to entertain. The kitchen proper is large and functional, featuring tons of storage, under-cabinet lighting and an elegant tile backsplash.

Enjoy a meal with a view!

Enjoy a meal with a view!

This bright kitchen features plenty of storage, a neutral color palette and lots of light from both the outdoors and the generous number of fixtures.

This bright kitchen features plenty of storage, a neutral color palette and lots of light from both the outdoors and the generous number of fixtures.

With five bedrooms (yes, FIVE!), there is no shortage of places for family or guests to rest their heads. There are two up, two down and the master on the main level, all of which offer a welcoming retreat with warm colors and muted tones. Plus each floor has its own full bathroom.

This room is large enough to accommodate two beds.

This room is large enough to accommodate two beds and has a cozy, rustic feel.

We love the convenience of the wall sconces, which are both easy to reach and save space on the bedside tables.

We love the convenience of the wall sconces, which are both easy to reach and save space on the bedside tables. And the window nook is rich in possibilities … window seat, anyone?

Wake up with nature each and every day with this wall of windows. Glorious!

Wake up with nature each and every day with this wall of windows. “The views from the master bedroom are the most striking,” says Mary Brooke. “Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a graceful sense of space and nod to the woods just beyond.” Glorious!

Tasteful fixtures and warm tones make this bathroom a beauty.

Tasteful fixtures and warm tones make this bathroom a beauty.

Additional spaces in the home include an office, a den and even an area that can easily be used for a man cave, a she-shack or a playroom if the little ones win out. The office space has beautiful built-in bookshelves and plenty of underneath cabinet storage. It’s an intimate space offering an inspiring look at nature through the window, and the hardwoods offer a warmth to complete the peaceful vibe.

The office features a generous-sized bookcase with underneath cabinetry. We bet you a case of writer's block could easily be overcome by simply finding inspiration out the window.

The office features a generous-sized bookcase with underneath cabinetry. We bet you a case of writer’s block could easily be overcome by simply finding inspiration out the window.

On the basement level, there are plenty of places to hang out — like in this den, which features a fireplace, built in bookcases and outdoor access.

On the basement level, there are plenty of places to hang out — like in this den, which features a fireplace, built in bookcases and outdoor access.

Just off the den is another space that is filled with potential for whoever gets to claim it as their own. Man cave? She shack? That's up for discussion.

Just off the den is another space that is filled with potential for whoever gets to claim it as their own. Man cave? She-shack? Playroom? That’s up for discussion.

Perhaps our favorite room is the enclosed porch that peeks out from the side of the house. The beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and board-and-batten walls create a rustic retreat that’s quite simply perfect. “The screened in porch can be utilized year-round,” shares Mary Brooke. “It is a restful place — the fireplace keeps the room cozy and warm in the winter, and cooling fans create just enough breeze for an afternoon nap in the summer.”

Perhaps the most character-filled spot in the entire home, this enclosed porch allows the outdoors and indoors to intermingle for a rustic space to visit, share a meal, curl up with a book, whatever!

Look at this room! Perhaps the most character-filled spot in the entire home, this enclosed porch allows the outdoors and indoors to intermingle for a rustic retreat.

See how the enclosed porch peeks out? It's like a treehouse for adults. Color us jealous!

See how the enclosed porch peeks out? It’s like a treehouse for adults. And the garden potential is unlimited!

Multi-level decking offers a peaceful retreat, and the view is just as relaxing.

Multi-level decking offers a great escape, and the view is just as relaxing.

Out back, there are two levels of decking that are shrouded in trees offering plenty of privacy. Take a dip in the hot tub or just take a seat and enjoy the peaceful setting.

This home is the essence of rustic elegance, offering a calming retreat but with the convenience of a city nearby, one that you won’t even notice as you enjoy living in treetops. This home is a diamond in the rough, for sure!

You can learn more about this home at 6009 Sherwood Drive and see it in person by calling Mary Brooke Bonadies at (615) 496-1960 or click here to email her.

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