This is a great example of a perfect pairing of house and land; where a home was built sufficiently deep into the grounds to create a gracious graveled entrance that meanders through the woods, then opens dramatically to level stretches of lawn, appealing stonework, glimpses of the perfect pond, and of course to the house itself. In the center of the circular driveway is a meticulously designed fenced garden with raised-beds. The stone patios wrap around two sides of the house and connect the separate two-plus car garage with well-designed workshop area. There are numerous spots for seating and outdoor gathering, both in the sunshine, and under the awnings that extend off that screened porch along the back of the house. There is a covered hot tub out back as well.
But the most dramatic feature is clearly the picture postcard pond, which has a wide, lush strip of grass that runs around the perimeter, with woodland trail peeling off and meeting up with other paths that run through the property. There is a fire pit near at the far side of the pond, which has a great view back across the water. (This lot is backed by of 7,000 acres that are owned by the Boy Scouts of America.) The swimming pond, which is stocked with fish, has a float, a sandy beach area, perfect for young children who want to splash at the water's edge, and a dramatic wooden deck that is cantilevered out over the water.
Inside, the heart of the home is a great room with sky lights, punctuated with a towering brick fireplace. The open plan space features granite countertops and an island with breakfast bar. A slider behind the dining area leads to the screened porch, while another exterior door opens to the side patio. There is a split unit which provides a/c and supplementary heat.
Down a short hallway are two bedrooms with plenty of closet space, and a bathroom with tub/shower. Around the corner a stairway leads up to the spacious master suite, which also has skylights and an updated bathroom with tub/shower. There is a split unit offering a/c in that room.
The finished basement provides a substantial amount of useful space both for storage (there are eight closets, 4 of which are double-size, and one of which is a cedar closet. The washer and dryer are tucked into one of the closets, and another has a slop sink with an exterior access point. There is a pretty half bath downstairs, and these owners have chosen to create a TV lounge and an office area in this well-lit, tiled space. The systems are discreetly tucked into a central enclosure for easy access. There is also a whole-house generator, which runs on propane, for added security during severe weather.
A metal pole barn measuring 28' x 32' is a very convenient structure for accommodating even large machinery and equipment.
Pond View is only about 3 miles from the center of Narrowsburg, yet tucked into an utterly tranquil and private spot.