Architect Eleanore Pettersen, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, designed an award winning Tudor style English Village of town homes at Bears Nest in Park Ridge, New Jersey. The 46 acre site of gently rolling hills and 100 year old trees is an ideal setting for a gated community in Bergen County’s Saddle River Valley.
With expertly landscaped ample grounds, contiguous woods, a secluded pond and with architecture integrated into the rhythm of the landscape, Bears Nest provides the sense of a modern village oasis with access to nearby golf courses, private country clubs, a diverse selection of restaurants, major shopping centers, and international airports — all within 45 minutes of New York city and the latest Broadway plays, Lincoln Center operas and ballets, museums and eight professional sports teams.
Bears Nest offers a luxury resort living environment with lamppost lit winding roads and corbelled chimneys. The 3000 to 6000+ square foot townhouses variously provide quality features and amenities including elevators, fireplaces, Jacuzzis, cathedral ceilings, European style cabinetry, wet bars, marble flooring, numerous built-in features, and brick-walled courtyards.
The Club House continues the English Village feeling of gracious living in a community gathering place. The popular dining room with its two stone fireplaces and full-service commercial kitchen, along with the adjoining bar and great room, host a variety of community and individual resident events throughout the year. In addition to facilities for billiards, a library and card room, gymnasium and table tennis, outdoor amenities include a courtyard, patio, full- service grill, swimming pool, hot tub, putting green, bocce court and Har-Tru tennis courts. The Village Green Park pergola provides an ideal setting for outdoor summer evening concerts.
Given its unique, spacious beauty, Bears Nest has been, and is, home to a number of corporate executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and celebrities, including concert musicians, authors, sports figures and former President Richard Nixon.