Eden Pond is a beautiful and spacious home on the peaceful Gillman Pond just outside of Forestburgh. Just 90 minutes from NYC, this modern cedar shake home, sitting in a light-dappled meadow surrounded by old oak and majestic tall pines, is perched on a rise overlooking the pond. With breathtaking views and complete privacy, Eden Pond provides a perfect opportunity to escape everyday life and spend some quality time with your family and friends.
The house was built in 1939 in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style by Eugene Schoen, described by the New York Times as “one of the leading exponents of modern architecture and design.” This tastefully renovated home has room for eight, across four guest rooms. All four guest rooms are on the second floor, and benefit from the forest sunlight that tumbles in from all sides. The primary bedroom features a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and additional soaking tub. The two queen rooms and double twin bedroom share an additional full bathroom upstairs, with a walk-in shower. Downstairs you’ll find another full bath with shower, and a powder room.
The main floor of the house is set to entertain, or simply relax and unplug. The living and dining rooms are done with an updated wood panel style that calls the surrounding forest inside. The modern furniture and design flair meet this touch of cabin flair for a reminder that you’ve made it to the mountains. Cozy up on a couch with overstuffed pillows, throw on a vinyl record from the house collection, get that wood burning stove going, and you won’t want to leave your spot. For those that absolutely must check in on work, use the sunroom turned office with two desk seats looking out over the property.
The modernized chef’s kitchen features a six burner Wolf range and new appliances. You can cook for your group and dine inside or out, with seating for all eight guests in the dining room, or outside on the stone patio. If cooking isn’t in your vacation plans, Forestburgh is conveniently located near the towns of Monticello, Port Jervis, Livinston Manor, Rock Hill and Wurtsboro. And if you’re looking for entertainment, consider the Forestburgh Playhouse, the Monticello Motor Club, Kartrite Waterpark, or Resorts World Catskills, all within a 15-minute drive.
Outdoors, enjoy the fenced garden with perennial flowers, the stone patio and BBQ, and don’t forget to make time to grab a drink and relax waterside on a pair of Adirondack chairs facing the pond. There’s 18 acres to explore, and set back in the woods as it is, this is a true escape from the hustle and bustle. Did we mention the property shares a boundary with the 6,600- acre Neversink Nature Preserve, which The Nature Conservancy has designated as one of the 75 “Last Great Places” in the United States, Latin America, and the Pacific? This spectacular area features a gorge, several waterfalls, and is one of the Catskill’s best outdoor destinations. This home is a luxurious and calming spot to get away. With room for your group, private waterfront setting, and convenient location, Eden Pond is a fabulous place to take your next Upstate trip.