In turbulent times we seek refuge, safety, solitude and a sense of peace: welcome to 759 Hartwood Road, a Forestburgh NY estate that provides both personal and investment security in a utopian setting just two hours from NYC and a world away from worries and cares. Located on 6.5 extremely private acres and surrounded by electric fencing, 759 Hartwood Road is a legacy estate that cannot be reproduced for its beauty, security, serenity and for its world-class gardens which have been featured in numerous international periodicals and planted with care and conscience.
Just a short drive from the historic Upper Delaware River, 759 Hartwood Road is a bucolic paradise that is fully fenced and accessed through a pass-coded iron gate on the former grounds of the Hartwood Post Office, now transformed into a heritage compound with an 1880 local stone Main House of exceptional note, a pond-side Adirondack Guest Cottage, an architect-designed Greenhouse/Pool House/Potting Shed, the Barn and various service buildings. With 6.5 acres of exceptional private gardens, a fabulous gunite pool, meandering paths, an organic vegetable garden, a flat lawn ringed by trees and a natural pond, 759 Hartwood Road is more than a family estate; it is an opportunity to create a unique venue catering to prestige events and providing potential income to an investor/owner.
The 1880 stone Main House (built by John Roebling’s stonemason) with a copper roof atop a low hill is the centerpiece of the estate and it is a magical Arts and Crafts home that has been thoughtfully renovated to create a sense of warmth and comfort. Two porches (an outdoor kitchen with casual dining in back and dining/lounging breezeway in the front) offer warm weather pleasures, while the large parlor has a one-of-a-kind double fireplace to keep you toasty all winter. The renovated kitchen/dining room is the hearth of the Main House with extra counter and storage space along with a dedicated prep area with sink and there is a bathroom near the foyer for guests. Up the original wood staircase to the residential floor you will find three bedrooms sharing two super-sized bathrooms. The attic level is a jumbo room accommodating both a sleeping area and lounge/library/office space with high ceilings and a heating stove. No detail was spared in creating a stylish, spacious and functional main home and the same is true of the Instagram-worthy Guest Cottage perched on the edge of the Pond.
A stone duplex, the Guest Cottage has its own adorable kitchen/dining room and a loft bedroom and bath above along with an Adirondack-style porch overlooking the Pond that includes an outdoor shower. There are few domiciles as rustic and appealing as the Guest Cottage and it will thrill your visitors, whether guests or short-term renters. If an income-producing venue is in your plans, brides and grooms would love this special cottage to prepare for their big day and to honeymoon in after. Along with the double-height Barn and acre-size Lawn, your business will be ready to roll rain or shine.
The gunite pool and accompanying deck will make your summers memorable and lead to the newest building on the estate, the Greenhouse, a pool house/potential guesthouse that will leave you awestruck. Flanked by a true potting shed (a future bathroom and kitchen if you choose), the Greenhouse is one of the many outstanding features of 759 Hartwood Road, all in service of the astounding Gardens.
With exotic plantings, local fauna, an organic garden, thoughtful foot paths and irrigation throughout, the Gardens of 759 Hartwood Road are the raison d’etre for the estate; from them stems the heirloom beauty of this one-of-a-kind homestead and the pleasure they will bring you is immeasurable. With electric fencing to keep out unwanted creatures, the gardens will bring joy to generations of this legacy property. Abutting Stephen Crane Reservoir (where “Red Badge of Courage” was written) and lush with the natural forest and the flat Lawn, 759 Hartwood Road will be a place you will always cherish and if you choose to use as a venue, will also create memories for countless others. Please make an appointment with the exclusive broker to visit this private estate; please note; no open houses.
Updated on September 27, 2023 at 2:34 am