Architect Eleanore Pettersen, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, designed an award-winning Tudor style English Village of townhomes 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.