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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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